It’s time for the second Fries on Friday and this week I am looking at the ULTIMATE chicken place – Chick-fil-A.
I’m not sure what it is, but Chick-fil-A seems to have a sort of cult surrounding it. Whenever I get on to the subject of fast food in America (which is once every 10 minutes) one of the first things a Chick-fil-A cult member will ask is “have you ever had Chick-fil-A”? To which you either reply “yes” or “no”.
If you say no, their eyes light up like seeing their new-born baby for the first time. They are so excited as you have yet to enjoy this unique culinary experience and it takes them back to that joyous moment in their own lives after the first bite, when they became a Chick-fil-A cult member. If you say yes ,they will either become your best friend or arch enemy based on whether you order the same thing as they do. You will then spend the rest of the conversation debating which choice is superior and by extension, which one of you is better than the other.
Amazing. The people there are lovely and always super quick and helpful, even if they don’t understand what I’m saying when I ask for water. Its either my accent or the fact that you can only have sugary drinks in America…
If you don’t like chicken this one is not for you. Because it’s all chicken. (Obviously). And I have to say, the chicken is pretty good – perfect amount of juiciness, the waffle fries are to die for and there’s a huge range of options. Personally I go for the no 5 chicken sandwich and get some creamy salsa. But apparently that sauce is for the salad and I’m doing it all wrong. (I don’t care who likes normal?)
I’ve been advised by many cult members that the REAL way to do it is to get a number one, a fried chicken sandwich with some Chick-fil-A sauce. This sauce is probably one of the most unique, delicious sauces I’ve ever had making it THE unique selling point for Chick-fil-A and something everyone should try.
The world is divided into 3 categories – people who have not had Chick-fil-A, people who worship at its doors and those who say they only go there for the sauce. These last people are secret worshipers and are just trying not to sound crazy.
Now I’m going to make a controversial statement here and say I’m not sure what all the hype about this sauce is. The sandwiches and waffle fries alone are enough to make you rave about this place. Why do you have to get so uptight and say it’s only good because of the sauce? Just admit it’s good people.
I’ll be giving Chick-fil-A an 8.5 out of 10. Each time I’ve been it’s been great and lightened up my day. But not quite in the same way that fish and chips on the beach in England does. Sorry not sorry.