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10 Reasons Chick-fil-A Is The Best Fast Food Chain In America
Business Insider ^ | 04/29/2014 | ASHLEY LUTZ AND HAYLEY PETERSON

Posted on 04/29/2014 1:12:23 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

Chick-fil-A is the best fast food chain in America. The chicken joint won the "best overall" category in Business Insider's Fast Food Reader's Choice awards.

Chick-fil-A, which is planning a massive national expansion, beat out competitors like Chipotle and McDonald's.

The chicken chain, which now outsells KFC despite having a fraction of the locations, is popular for many reasons.

1. Chicken sandwich

This chicken sandwich is amazing. According to Chick-fil-A, it's "a boneless breast of chicken seasoned to perfection, hand-breaded, pressure cooked in 100% refined peanut oil and served on a toasted, buttered bun with dill pickle chips." While no one knows the secret sauce, copycat recipes call for the chicken breast to be brined in pickle juice.

2. Waffle Fries

The waffle fries are perfectly crispy and delicious every time. They're also a nice alternative to the classic fries available at most other fast food chains.

3. Milkshakes

In addition to the classic flavors, Chick-fil-A has peach and cookies and cream versions. The hand-spun milkshakes are made with Chik-fil-A's own "IceDream" softserve and they are topped with whipped cream and a cherry. The company also offers seasonal flavors.

4. Awesome breakfast.

Chick-fil-A's chicken biscuit has an avid following. The buttery, warm bread crumbles in your mouth and it's a perfect complement to the juicy, uniquely seasoned fried chicken patty. Other breakfast options include breakfast burritos, parfaits, and oatmeal.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Food; Society
KEYWORDS: chickfila; fastfood

1 posted on 04/29/2014 1:12:23 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

I discovered the company when I did the “anti-boycott” over the owner’s comments about homo’s.

I was flabergasted at just how good their chicken is. I also really love their shakes. I don’t eat there much only because I really try to avoid fast food.


2 posted on 04/29/2014 1:13:54 PM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: SeekAndFind

I am not a big fan of the food but still go to support them Good company good people


3 posted on 04/29/2014 1:14:52 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom…)
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To: SeekAndFind

And the COO will never, EVER, disparage homosexuals again by actually championing marriage, even on his own time.

Wow, gotta love it! /sarc


4 posted on 04/29/2014 1:15:28 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: al baby

Never ate there.. Yet. Wendy’s is closer.

How ya doing?

We be six months out from a 21 day asian Princess fling, 17 days at sea, two in Singapore and two in Beijing.


5 posted on 04/29/2014 1:18:45 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: SeekAndFind

The chicken sandwiches aren’t amazing, they’re OK. The waffle fries are pretty good. The milkshakes are pretty good but no where near the best in the business. They’re probably the best chicken place in FF, of course that has a lot to do with how simply awful KFC, Popeyes and Churches are. Best FF in America I’d probably vote Rubios, good Mexican seafood with beer.


6 posted on 04/29/2014 1:19:11 PM PDT by discostu (Seriously, do we no longer do "phrasing"?!)
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To: al baby

How much does a Chick-Fil-A franchise cost?

http://franchises.businessmart.com/how-much-does-a-chick-fil-a-franchise-cost.php

If you’re short on cash, you’re in luck. You only need $5000 to get in the game at Chick-Fil-A, but you have to get in line to be considered for one of these Mega-Brands. Chick-Fil-A franchise only selects 75 to 80 of the 10,000 applicants they get each year. If you are still interested in Chick-Fil-A, read on.

Chick-Fil-A franchisees enter the network through a narrow corridor. In addition to a mandate for Sunday-closings, Chick-Fil-A will also be requesting approximately 50% of your store profits. Here is how it works... Chick-fil-A pays for the land, the construction and the equipment. It then rents everything to the franchisee for 15% of the restaurant’s sales plus 50% of the pretax profit remaining. In other words, Chick-Fil-A takes 65% of your profit. Most franchise companies take 8%-10% of gross sales.

Although the company considers you a franchisee, it will feel more like a partnership to you and only those willing to follow the rules are invited. Chick-Fil-A wants experienced professionals with good credit and high ideals. Training is described as a multi-week, extensive training program that has to be completed prior to opening, and you can’t be involved in any other business ventures before, during, or after applying.

You will not own the land on which your Chick-Fil-A franchise sits, nor will you own the building nor will you be allowed to select the location. Chick-Fil-A carries a thick rulebook and a big stick when it comes to their franchises, but smart investors with little capital won’t mind. Store closings are practically unheard of, and you should end up retiring with an incredible nest egg to make up for that initial goose egg. So, if you have a little cash, and want to hold hands with this giant, Chick-Fil-A may be the right opportunity for you.

And here are their growth areas:

http://www.chick-fil-a.com/Company/Careers-Map


7 posted on 04/29/2014 1:22:24 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (If at first you don't succeed, put it out for beta test.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Im doing better still need to have some stuff done dr appt thursday
sounds fun
annie and i will be doing a silly 7 day california costal for our tenth in oct we could care less about the port calls we just like sea days


8 posted on 04/29/2014 1:23:01 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom…)
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To: SeekAndFind
The real reason for this puff-piece article...


9 posted on 04/29/2014 1:23:56 PM PDT by PetroniusMaximus
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To: SeekAndFind

10 posted on 04/29/2014 1:24:17 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: cuban leaf

I would eat there more often except that the line at the drive thru of my local store is generally two laps around the building.


11 posted on 04/29/2014 1:24:44 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: SeekAndFind

I love how there’s one in the student union on the U of Mn campus. In the belly of the beast.

Hey, I think that’s joke.


12 posted on 04/29/2014 1:24:49 PM PDT by DManA
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To: al baby

LOVE CFA! Just wish the hope and change didn’t break my pocketbook!


13 posted on 04/29/2014 1:25:11 PM PDT by bicyclerepair (The zombies here elected alcee hastings. TERM LIMITS ... TERM LIMITS)
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To: DManA

RE: I love how there’s one in the student union on the U of Mn campus. In the belly of the beast.

Well, there’s one in the New York University food court. Then speaker of the city legislature, Christine Quinn ( a “married” lesbian ) threatened to use her power to oust the franchise.

Didn’t work (yet).


14 posted on 04/29/2014 1:27:15 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (If at first you don't succeed, put it out for beta test.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Reason #11. They gave all three of our daughters their first job. None of them grew up to be bed wetting liberals.


15 posted on 04/29/2014 1:29:41 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: SeekAndFind

Their Banana Pudding shake is to die for!


16 posted on 04/29/2014 1:31:01 PM PDT by baddog 219
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To: SeekAndFind

I like what they stand for. I think Kentucky Fried Chicken tastes better, but they have a Grilled Market Salad with crumbled blue cheese and Honey Sesame dressing that’s really pretty good.


17 posted on 04/29/2014 1:31:03 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: SeekAndFind

11. Staff. At least in my experience, they have genuinely friendly, honest, kind, decent people working there— no signs of apathy, profanity, tirades, or thuggery!


18 posted on 04/29/2014 1:35:02 PM PDT by LambSlave
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To: SeekAndFind

But what about the liberals, and people such as snarky liberal visitor Adam Smith, who lectured the girl who works there that this is a horrible company with horrible values?

What about Rahm Emmanuel who discouraged Chick Fill A from Chicago, because they don’t represent “Chicago values”?


19 posted on 04/29/2014 1:35:20 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (Im)
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To: al baby

Good for you, here’s to el nino not stirring things up too much.. I would do another panama canal if I’m around, waiting on the new locks to be completed,, which may be awhile


20 posted on 04/29/2014 2:04:32 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: baddog 219

It’s finally peach shake time. Grandson thinks he has to have one every night. Wish they were in season longer.


21 posted on 04/29/2014 2:33:09 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Didn’t their CEO recently apologize for opposing same-sex marriage?


22 posted on 04/29/2014 2:48:24 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: SeekAndFind

King Taco--best breakfast burritos in Southern California
23 posted on 04/29/2014 2:51:22 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: TexasCajun

24 posted on 04/29/2014 2:53:33 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: SeekAndFind

I drive 50 miles out of my way to patronize CFA, with a KFC walking distance from my house.


25 posted on 04/29/2014 2:56:53 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: al baby

Not a fan either. We have a chain here that’s much better. El Pollo Loco.


26 posted on 04/29/2014 2:57:31 PM PDT by sheana
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To: Navy Patriot

We’ll be getting a CFA in Tacoma next year. I look forward to the day!


27 posted on 04/29/2014 3:03:16 PM PDT by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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To: SeekAndFind

The chicken mini’s are the only fast food I’ve ever tried that I wouldn’t rather feed the dogs. I just don’t like fast food or the experience. I like real food on a plate.


28 posted on 04/29/2014 3:03:35 PM PDT by IamConservative
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To: SeekAndFind

Chick Fil A is special occasion, destination dining for us b/c the nearest one is about 20 miles away.

Enjoy every trip, though!


29 posted on 04/29/2014 3:09:31 PM PDT by Cloverfarm
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To: SeekAndFind

10. Chick-fil-A now welcomes everyone.

False - they ALWAYS welcomed everyone. ANYONE was welcome to come in, buy some food, eat, get a fresh lemonade, and leave.


30 posted on 04/29/2014 3:18:53 PM PDT by ro_dreaming (Chesterton, 'Christianity has not been tried and found wanting. It’s been found hard and not tried')
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To: SeekAndFind

I just wish Dan Cathy had more of a backbone and hadn’t decided to wimp out.


31 posted on 04/29/2014 3:31:32 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I love Chic Filet.

They finally got one up in the little mountain town where I had my vaction cabin. One day I pulled in with my Beagle Buddy sitting in the back seat in his Alpine ski sweater. The girl at the window gave him his very own little chicken nugget in a little tiny box. Buddy was one happy hound that day. :-)


32 posted on 04/29/2014 3:54:06 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: sheana

Electric polloi loco is our go to love


33 posted on 04/29/2014 4:14:38 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom…)
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To: SeekAndFind

I ate there for a while during the “controversy”. Didn’t like the food much, but loved sending the message.

But now that the owner has caved to them, they won’t see me again.


34 posted on 04/29/2014 4:52:09 PM PDT by BobL
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To: discostu

Raising Cane’s is the best fried chicken. They do “fingers” only.


35 posted on 04/29/2014 5:10:48 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: sheana

I prefer Los Pollos Hermanos. They just put a little something extra on their chicken.


36 posted on 04/29/2014 5:17:44 PM PDT by Benito Cereno
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To: Benito Cereno

Actually that is not true. Los Pollos Hermanos was a legitimate business run as a front for the Gustavo Fring crime activities. This is where the meth money was laundered however the chicken itself was unadulterated and from all accounts, very tasty indeed.


37 posted on 04/29/2014 5:21:24 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: BobL

RE: But now that the owner has caved to them, they won’t see me again.

Why? Did the owner now say he supports gay marriage?

If all he said was he accepts every person for who they are as a valued customer, he isn’t doing anything he hasn’t already done in the past...


38 posted on 04/29/2014 6:30:50 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (If at first you don't succeed, put it out for beta test.)
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To: SamAdams76

The “something extra” I was referring to was Love. What were you thinking about?


39 posted on 04/29/2014 6:42:51 PM PDT by Benito Cereno
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To: SeekAndFind

The Chik-Fil-A in my town is always busy - from open to close. Drive-thru line is always at least 10 cars long, there’s always a crowd at the counter. The other fast food joints around it - not so much.


40 posted on 04/29/2014 6:45:45 PM PDT by Some Fat Guy in L.A. (Still bitterly clinging to rational thought despite it's unfashionability)
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To: Benito Cereno

It didn’t bother you to see the Earth tiny and unprotected?


41 posted on 04/29/2014 6:46:26 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: SeekAndFind

“Why? Did the owner now say he supports gay marriage?”

He allowed himself to be SILENCED...not much better in my book.


42 posted on 04/29/2014 9:17:25 PM PDT by BobL
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RE: He allowed himself to be SILENCED...not much better in my book.

He was never outspoken on this issue anyway, telling his interviewer about his stance on traditional marriage ONLY when it was brought up.

I see no point in his talking about it all the time. His silence is not to be taken as surrender or consent.

Maybe if he specifically says he’s FOR gay marriage, THEN we can change our minds, but not until.


43 posted on 04/30/2014 4:43:43 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (If at first you don't succeed, put it out for beta test.)
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