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How Chick-Fil-A Is Outselling KFC With A Fraction Of The Restaurants
Business Insider ^ | 03/31/2014 | ASHLEY LUTZ

Posted on 03/31/2014 12:27:57 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

Chick-fil-A has surpassed KFC as the top chicken fast food chain. 

Chick-fil-A's sales in 2013 passed $5 billion, compared with KFC's $4.2 billion, reports Venessa Wong at Bloomberg Businessweek

Chick-fil-A has 1,775 U.S. stores, while KFC has 4,491. Despite a smaller footprint, Chick-fil-A's average sales are more than triple those of its larger competitor, Wong writes. 

And Chick-fil-A achieves these results despite being closed on Sundays for religious reasons. 

Wong illustrates a couple of reasons for Chick-fil-A's success. 

(Excerpt) Read more at businessinsider.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Food
KEYWORDS: chickfila; christians; fastfood; kfc; sales; service; top10
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1 posted on 03/31/2014 12:27:57 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind; tx_eggman

“... Wong writes...”

The jokes just write themselves.


2 posted on 03/31/2014 12:29:22 PM PDT by SpinnerWebb (IN-SAPORIBVS-SICVT-PVLLVM)
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To: SeekAndFind

I see that liberal/gay boycott of CFA is working out great.


3 posted on 03/31/2014 12:30:02 PM PDT by Constitution Day (;^)
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To: SeekAndFind

They don’t even pen on Sundays. That would have to cut into their sales.


4 posted on 03/31/2014 12:30:13 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Popeye’s is better...


5 posted on 03/31/2014 12:30:16 PM PDT by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Chick-fil-a needs a chicken pot pie, is all I am sayin...


6 posted on 03/31/2014 12:30:30 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: SeekAndFind

Better product at more reasonable price.


7 posted on 03/31/2014 12:31:31 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: SeekAndFind

And unlike KFC..CFA has a football championship bowl..


8 posted on 03/31/2014 12:32:37 PM PDT by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: All

The article states that KFC offers breakfast items. This is the first I have heard about that. Has anyone tried them for breakfast, and if so, what did you think?


9 posted on 03/31/2014 12:33:21 PM PDT by deoetdoctrinae (Gun-free zones are playgrounds for felons.)
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To: F15Eagle

Employees that sincerely smile at the customer when they place an order.


10 posted on 03/31/2014 12:33:24 PM PDT by abb
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To: Constitution Day

RE: I see that liberal/gay boycott of CFA is working out great.

For those who don’t know, Chick-Fil-A DOES HAVE Gay employees.


11 posted on 03/31/2014 12:33:32 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (question is this)
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To: SeekAndFind

Very healthy numbers checking state by state.


12 posted on 03/31/2014 12:33:33 PM PDT by BeadCounter (morning glory evening grace)
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To: Cowboy Bob

Better than KFC for sure. I am not sure if CFA offers traditional fried chicken dinners. I thought their Signature Chicken Sandwich was the primary product.


13 posted on 03/31/2014 12:33:57 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Simple, excellent products, and OUTSTANDING CUSTOMER SERVICE.

KFC sadly has consistency issues in its products across restaurants and its customer service can be down right abysmal at some locations.

KFC has a good product, but many stores are poorly managed and run.

And because CFA does such a good job at those two things combined, they can and do get away with charging a premium for their products over other chains.
I have NEVER been to a Chick-Fil-A that was not impeccably clean and where every single employee in the place practiced outstanding customer service.


14 posted on 03/31/2014 12:34:36 PM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: GraceG
Chick-fil-a needs a chicken pot pie, is all I am sayin...

I'll be first in line if Chick-Fil-A does such an item!

15 posted on 03/31/2014 12:36:13 PM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: SeekAndFind

It’s pretty simple. Chick-Fil-A has great customer service. It’s very noticeable. The stores are very clean. Every KFC I go in is a dump by comparison.


16 posted on 03/31/2014 12:36:44 PM PDT by bigdaddy45
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To: F15Eagle

“Better product at more reasonable price.”

Bingo. I had never eaten there before the gay kerfuffle. Then I ate there every night. The employees were very pleasant, more like family. The customers were several cuts above McDonald’s. The place was spotless, including the bathroom. Their salads were first rate. I haven’t been in a KFC for ages. The food was greasy and disgusting. As the comedian said, “If you want to lose weight, never eat anything that comes in a bucket.”


17 posted on 03/31/2014 12:37:21 PM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: SeekAndFind

CFA: less stores, open fewer days, and open less hours and still kicking the greasy chicken’s butt.

KFC reminds me of a back alley greasy spoon, and not in a good way. The greasy booger eating morons that work KFC have really sunk the place. They are always out of chicken. Every single ordered starts with, “Let me check to see if we have that ready right now.”

At least with CFA they have clean stores, available menu items, and smart and groomed workers.

CFA: Christian organization and it shows.
KFC: Liberal organization and it really shows.


18 posted on 03/31/2014 12:37:55 PM PDT by CodeToad (Arm Up! They Are!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Better food. Better service. Clean, bright friendly faces. Who wants some gold toothed, doo rag wearing “rapper” axing you if you want fries wif dat? I have money. I’m not giving it to KFC.


19 posted on 03/31/2014 12:40:55 PM PDT by albie
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To: SeekAndFind

Our nearby KFC closed and Popeye’s took over, I haven’t had a lot of Popeye’s, looks like a good menu, I’d always go for their red beans and rice. We had a Church’s growing up, it was good. Kentucky really does have fried chicken places everywhere. KFC original recipe is good but I try not to eat too much fried chicken to begin with.

Popeye’s might have some fish cajun type foods, I forget.


20 posted on 03/31/2014 12:40:59 PM PDT by BeadCounter (morning glory evening grace)
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To: SeekAndFind

There is a Chick-fil-A operator near my office who is a lesbian.


21 posted on 03/31/2014 12:41:12 PM PDT by Constitution Day (;^)
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To: bigdaddy45

Chick Fil A restricts franchise owners to one unit. The owner must also work at the unit.

KFC, McDonalds, Wendy’s and other franchisees often own multiple units and are uninvolved in the day to day operations.

Chick Fil A owners are very carefully screened by the company before they can purchase a restaurant. It is not just a financial transaction, character and lifestyle also counts. Many Chick Fil A franchise owners are devout Christians who take the faith seriously and live it.


22 posted on 03/31/2014 12:42:41 PM PDT by Soul of the South (Yesterday is gone. Today will be what we make of it.)
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To: F15Eagle
Better product at more reasonable price.

I don't know about the price. Chic Filet is more expensive. But the food is pretty good (for any restaurant). The people working there are friendly, smart, considerate and professional. The stores are clean. And they do a considerable amount for their communities with charities, food drives, local school support, etc. I have always been amazed by two things. (1 They are constantly packed and 2) With all the money it seems they give to all the local charities and schools, I don't know how they can turn a profit.

They must pay workers more as well. I say this because the characters that work at any Chic Filet are of a superior caliber (by far) than any other "fast food chain" and most restaurants in general even though they are virtually all high school kids. Apparently it is hard to get a job at Chic Filet (around here).

When we have to get fast food, I do always look for a Chic Filet first. Besides, I like their approach to business, customers, politics and religion. Happy to spend money there. THAT's why they are successful.

23 posted on 03/31/2014 12:42:46 PM PDT by Tenacious 1 (My whimsical litany of satyric prose and avarice pontification of wisdom demonstrates my concinnity.)
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To: Cowboy Bob
Popeye’s is better...than KFC.

I agree but the lady in their commercials annoys me.

24 posted on 03/31/2014 12:43:11 PM PDT by rllngrk33 (Things will continue getting worse until at least January 2017.)
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To: Jim from C-Town

nuggets/strips is what we usually get.


25 posted on 03/31/2014 12:43:39 PM PDT by ican'tbelieveit
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To: SeekAndFind
For those who don’t know, Chick-Fil-A DOES HAVE Gay employees.

So does the Military and Catholic Church.

26 posted on 03/31/2014 12:43:52 PM PDT by Tenacious 1 (My whimsical litany of satyric prose and avarice pontification of wisdom demonstrates my concinnity.)
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To: bigdaddy45

The PEACH MILKSHAKE!!!!!


27 posted on 03/31/2014 12:44:05 PM PDT by BubbaJunebug
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To: deoetdoctrinae

I like the whole grain bagel with chicken, egg, and cheese. YUM


28 posted on 03/31/2014 12:44:15 PM PDT by RikaStrom ("To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize." ~Voltaire)
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To: Constitution Day

RE: There is a Chick-fil-A operator near my office who is a lesbian.

Well, there ya go... as long as they don’t sue and insist that the company pay for benefits for their “married” partner, they should be alright.

It’s the activists making a big deal out of it.


29 posted on 03/31/2014 12:45:12 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (question is this)
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To: F15Eagle
Better product at more reasonable price.

And the Help is always incredibly polite.

30 posted on 03/31/2014 12:46:11 PM PDT by verga (Poor spiritual health is often manifested with poor physical health.)
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To: HamiltonJay
I have NEVER been to a Chick-Fil-A that was not impeccably clean and where every single employee in the place practiced outstanding customer service.

Me neither. I once saw several employees go through a crowded store with a lost and found box. There was an earring and a toddlers shoe they were looking for the owners of. Both were claimed. It was like a magic trick.

31 posted on 03/31/2014 12:46:26 PM PDT by Tenacious 1 (My whimsical litany of satyric prose and avarice pontification of wisdom demonstrates my concinnity.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Except for the Chicken Pot Pie, I quit KFC when they changed the cooking oil for their original recipe, you can’t tell the original from the crunchy now.


32 posted on 03/31/2014 12:46:46 PM PDT by FrankR (They will become our ultimate masters the day we surrender the 2nd Amendment.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Exactly!


33 posted on 03/31/2014 12:48:17 PM PDT by Constitution Day (;^)
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To: Gen.Blather
Their salads were first rate.

Exactly. I would say it is the best salad with chicken I have ever had.

34 posted on 03/31/2014 12:49:38 PM PDT by verga (Poor spiritual health is often manifested with poor physical health.)
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To: RikaStrom

I’m on my first fast day this week of the 5:2 diet and this thread is food porn to me.


35 posted on 03/31/2014 12:51:26 PM PDT by AU72
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To: SeekAndFind

and franchisers too


36 posted on 03/31/2014 12:52:02 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: SeekAndFind
The last time I went to KFC (which was first and last time in a long time on either side) I got take out and it was a, like, get so many pieces and a couple of small sides kind of thing.

I remember getting home, opening up the sides and literally there were, maybe, two tablespoons of product in each. The container to hold them had to have costs 4 times as much as the 'food'.

It was bizarre.

37 posted on 03/31/2014 12:52:03 PM PDT by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: SeekAndFind

The same reason you’ll accumulate wealth faster on 90% of your income than you will on 100%...


38 posted on 03/31/2014 12:53:03 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Constitution Day

The productive people in this country just happen to coincide with the people who have the same value system as CFA promotes.


39 posted on 03/31/2014 12:54:37 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: SeekAndFind

Josh Peck (kids show Drake and Josh) Vine video....

Chic Fa La closed on Sunday
But it’s God’s day
But I’m hungray

haha Even LA raised folks love Chic Fa La.

PS Truett was the best Sunday School teacher to my kids in Jonesboro Baptist Church.


40 posted on 03/31/2014 12:55:06 PM PDT by autumnraine
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To: bigdaddy45
It’s pretty simple. Chick-Fil-A has great customer service. It’s very noticeable. The stores are very clean. Every KFC I go in is a dump by comparison.

and you can add to that listing: mckyd's burger king taco bell

the CS as these three places is borderline anemic. rarely, and I do mean rarely, are you greeted with a smile or even a look that says glad you're here.

41 posted on 03/31/2014 12:55:16 PM PDT by ealgeone (obama, borderof)
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To: SeekAndFind

Every time I go to KFC, they piss me off.

The last time I went, the price wound up a couple of dollars higher than I expected. When I asked why, I was told that the drink was not included in the combo, even though the combo is shown on the menu with a drink. No place on the menu board was the fact that the drink was not included indicated.

I paid the bill and drove away, determined never to return. Of course, I wind up going back again, eventually. But every time I do, they pull a stupid trick like that again.

On the plus side, the line for the drive through is always very short...


42 posted on 03/31/2014 12:56:55 PM PDT by Haiku Guy (Health Care Haiku: If You Have a Right / To the Labor I Provide / I Must Be Your Slave)
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To: SeekAndFind

The KFC service I’ve experienced appeared to be EBT card poster children who seemed annoyed having to work.

Chik-Fil-A service has all been from people who seemed genuinely happy to have a job and be of help.


43 posted on 03/31/2014 12:56:59 PM PDT by Rebelbase (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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To: AU72
I’m on my first fast day this week of the 5:2 diet and this thread is food porn to me.

Ohh, I don't think I could do that diet. I am on a 1350 calorie a day, I have to seriously manage when I go for the Asian Chicken Salad at CFA. 330 calories w/o dressing. You have to watch the dressing, that alone could be another 330, but I have some Bolthouse Farm Blue Cheese dressing at the office that is 35 calories per serving. :-)

44 posted on 03/31/2014 1:01:11 PM PDT by RikaStrom ("To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize." ~Voltaire)
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To: SeekAndFind

KFC is like eating rock salt.


45 posted on 03/31/2014 1:04:06 PM PDT by IC Ken
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To: RikaStrom
I have some Bolthouse Farm Blue Cheese dressing at the office that is 35 calories per serving. :-)

The 2 days is not true fast, 600 cals, and I do Weight Watchers the other 5. Salad dressings can be a killer but I like oil and vinegar.

46 posted on 03/31/2014 1:06:24 PM PDT by AU72
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To: bigdaddy45
It’s pretty simple. Chick-Fil-A has great customer service. It’s very noticeable. The stores are very clean. Every KFC I go in is a dump by comparison.

This^^^

47 posted on 03/31/2014 1:06:33 PM PDT by Obadiah (I Like Ted.)
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To: Rebelbase
Yesterday, the local newspaper had an ad from Chick-Fil-A about an upcoming job fair for two of their area locations. I'll bet they will be covered up with clean cut upstanding hardworking youngsters anxious to work for them.

They and KFC have a location near me, within about a half mile of each other. I wave at KFC as I head to CFA, lol.

48 posted on 03/31/2014 1:06:40 PM PDT by deoetdoctrinae (Gun-free zones are playgrounds for felons.)
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To: GraceG

Write the company and tell em.
These bozos listen.


49 posted on 03/31/2014 1:12:00 PM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) obammy lied and lied and lied)
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To: SeekAndFind

Because they have a better product and, in my experience, the service is always great.


50 posted on 03/31/2014 1:14:43 PM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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