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Chick-Fil-A Anonymous

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: 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!

    1. 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. re: MysticYoYo

                    You will be really happy to note that I have read several sources that say Chic Filet soaks their chicken breasts for the sandwich in pickle juice for a couple hours. :)