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Just wanted to see if anyone else loves Chick-Fil-A as much as me. I could eat it for every meal. My husband and I get an ice deam cone at least once a week and if it weren't for the fact that it's far from my work, I would probably eat a Number 1 for lunch every day. To me, it's the best fast food choice out there (with a drive-thru....not comparing to Panera, Chipotle, etc). Who else has love for Chick-Fil-A????

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  1. I do! I do! :o) My last Chick-Fil-A trip was on vacation in Memphis and was hankering for something besides dry-rubbed ribs! How I wish they had one in the NY Tri-State area! And their milkshakes are yummy too!

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    1. re: Sra. Swanky

      Isn't there one at Paramus Park?

      1. re: southernitalian

        There is?? Sweet - that's not too far! Thanks, southy! :)

        1. re: Sra. Swanky

          There's also one down on the NYU campus, I think.

          1. re: southernitalian

            Great - now I'm set. Thanks again!! It's been awhile since my last Chickfix!

    2. I don't know about every day, but when I was a kid growing up near the original, it was about the only fast food I was occasionaly allowed and it has retained a place in my nostalgic cravings heart.

      1. They don't have one near me in Los Angeles, so I went twice while I was in Atlanta for Thanksgiving. I love the original chicken sandwich with Polynesian sauce and the ice cream.

        1. They have one in the food court where I went to college. I was good for probably 5 a week (although two or three of those were the grilled sandwich instead of the classic). The perfect chicken sandwich.

          1. I don't have Chick-Fil-A near me, but during my annual visit with mom in Florida a couple springs ago my uncle and I sought the closest to sample. I'd read good things here. Alas, it was a Sunday and to our disappointment and surprise they were closed. So I remembered it after golf this past trip, and we stopped in. Maybe my expectations were too high, but I was unimpressed. The classic chicken was limp and bland, no crisp coating or spice or any real appeal to me. The crosscut fries were cardboardy. Service was good and the place was pleasant -- amazing to have mature counterpeople instead of the usual teens -- but I was ready to discover a really tasty, superior chain and now feel no need to go back.

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            1. re: nosh

              Their chicken seems to be quality but I don't want a frickin PICKLE on my sandwich. Where did they get that idea? And they never take it off, no matter how matter how many times I ask. YUK.

              1. re: MysticYoYo

                This is going to sound really stupid, but have you actually *tried* the sandwich with the pickle slices on it? I'm not normally much of a pickle fan but something about the little hit of salty-sweet those pickles bring really makes the sandwich.

                1. re: MysticYoYo

                  The pickle makes the sandwich. Love, love, love Chick-Fil-A. Original sandwich, diet lemonade $4. Life is good. The chicken biscuit for breakfast is good also.

                  1. re: Janet from Richmond

                    I agree about the pickles making the sandwich. In fact, after an earlier Chowhound post about Chik-Fil-A, I started ordering my sandwich with EXTRA pickles. OMG...fantastic does not even describe the taste. Plus, you're assured a fresh sandwich because it's a special order.

                    1. re: SarahEats

                      I love the extra pickles, but I don't think you get a fresh sandwich. At every CFA I've been to, they give them to you on the side.

                      1. re: Oh Robin

                        That hasn't been my experience at the store by my house. I always have to wait a few extra minutes, but I get a hot, fresh sandwich with a small cucumber's worth of pickles underneath the chicken. I've never gotten them on the side.

                        1. re: SarahEats

                          I wish my CFA's (so cal) did that. Always thought it was a little strange, especially if you're going to eat in your car.

              2. We jumped for joy when we bought our house a year ago because there's a Chik-Fil-A about 5 minutes down the road. It's good for those fast food cravings. I used to be partial to the regular sandwich and waffle fries but lately I've been getting the nuggets and fries because I love dipping in the sweet-n-sour sauce.

                1. Yummy. Love Chick-fil-A. Original, extra pickles, with a packet of light mayo. Perfect meal.

                  1. There aren't a ton of Chick-Fil-A's where I tend to be (LA/OC), but I've tried one in Cerritos and one in La Habra, about 2 years apart. I thought the chicken sandwich was pretty decent, but remember being disappointed in the chicken fingers. They're tiny and I got them a bit soggy (after a 5 minute ride home). The fries, too, were soggy, and lacking in taste without the bbq sauce/tapatio combo I ended up dunking them in. They lost a couple of points with me for using styrofoam cups too (not because of the pollution, but because I think it affects the taste of soda).

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                    1. re: MeAndroo

                      I first had Chick-Fil-A when I moved to No. VA, and have become a fan since then. I love the #1 and I get ranch dressing for dipping - it's awesome on both the sandwich and fries. I also attended a party where they had a tray of chicken nuggets w/sauces and folks (including me)!

                    2. As child, my indulgent mother used to go to Chic-Fil-A every Monday and buy 5 original sandwiches. She would drop one off at school and stash the remaining 4 in the fridge for the rest of the week. She did this every week of the school year from 1st grade through 8th grade. ALl the kids in school thought my parents owned Chic-Fil-A because I ate them everyday.
                      In high school I cut down to eating them a couple of times a week...and I still love them.

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                      1. re: Honey Bee

                        wow...thats alot of chix sandwhiches. did you EVER get bored and ask for something else?? I imagine by friday the lone sandwhich was kinda soggy. Did you eat them cold outta the lunch box?

                        1. re: asiansensation007

                          I was wondering the same thing!!!!

                          1. re: flstnole

                            Oddly, I never got tired of them. One time in 6th grade I got food poisoning from one, but as soon as I felt better I went straight back to my 5x a week schedule.

                            My mom would heat them up in the morning and place them in the lunch bag. By the time I ate them they were room temperature. I have not eaten them this way for a long time, but as a kid I never thought they were soggy. I was just happy to eat them (and the two desserts my mom packed with them...always one homeade treat and a candy bar. Amazing I was not an overweight child.)

                            People really did think my parents owned a Chic-Fil-A because I ate them so often. We discovered this when a fellow room mother asked my mom for a donation of 40 sanwiches for a class party.

                            BTW- my diet is much more varied now :)

                      2. By far, without a doubt, best fast food chain extant. Try the diet lemonade with your sandwich. Nice people; you can understand the drive through clerk.

                        1. Oh boy, do my b/f and I LOVE Chick-fil-a. I'd say we probably eat there once a week, maybe more.

                          Their chicken biscuit sandwiches (available for breakfast only) are SO delicious! And to add to the guilt and deliciousness: I add mayo to them. It's SO good. This may sound odd, but their mayo packets are really quite good!

                          Also, I love their original chicken sandwich, and they've always been happy to make one w/o pickles for me - it's actually one of our tricks to ensure a fresher sandwich :-) And finally, I always dip their fries in the polynesian sauce...oh man, now I'm hungry.