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Tanglebriar Dec 16, 2007 06:30 PM

I worked for Chick-Fil-A for several years and was surprised to hear the people that liked the Chick-Fil-A as their favorite breakfast place. Unless it has recently changed, their biscuits are frozen unlike the other fast food places I know of that make theirs fresh. So my question is, are they that good that you would not notice that the biscuit was not freshly made?

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    Velvet Elvis Dec 16, 2007 10:20 PM

    Can't speak for everyone, but for me, I love the CFA for breakfast because it is one of the few places in Southern California to get a chicken biscuit that is worth eating. I agree that the biscuit itself isn't much, but the chicken makes the biscuit edible. But good biscuits can also be hard to find here, so it could be that CFA's just seem ok because they are comparable to all the other mediocre biscuits in the area.

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      shan23 Jun 25, 2010 11:06 AM

      I worked at CFA for almost 5 years and ours definitely mixed, rolled and baked its own biscuits. The chicken mini rolls were frozen though.

      Are you sure yours had frozen biscuits?

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      Cathy Dec 17, 2007 07:15 AM

      I can't imagine that they mix, let rise and roll out the dough at McDonald's...

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        vttp926 Dec 17, 2007 03:48 PM

        the mcdonald's here in town do rise and roll out the dough. actually know the biscuit makers at a couple of the fast food restaurants. the only thing i have liked about the chick fil a breakfast are the chicken minis. very different from other breakfast sandwiches.

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          uptown jimmy Dec 17, 2007 08:29 PM

          Biscuit dough doesn't rise before baking. It's chemically leavened.

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            Cathy Dec 17, 2007 09:18 PM

            My bad; I know.

            Still, it has to be mixed and rolled and cut and baked. I don't see them doing anything else from scratch at McD's, so to do it of that one part of one meal seems strange.

            Sorry, I wrote as I was walking out the door this morning..thought about it in the car...and could not edit.

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          Janet from Richmond Dec 18, 2007 07:50 AM

          The chicken makes the biscuit. And also while the biscuit may be frozen, our Chick-Fil-A always serves it nice and fresh from the oven. It never has that "sitting around" feel to it.

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            starbucksbrew Dec 24, 2007 11:14 AM

            I agree - the chicken makes the biscuit. I love CFA breakfast, but I'm not a fan of their biscuit. I prefer the chicken minis on yeast rolls with honey butter, or the chicken on multigrain bagel (I skip the cheese and egg). For biscuits, Popeye's are way better, but they don't do breakfast.

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              vttp926 Dec 24, 2007 01:23 PM

              definitely agree with you on the chicken minis' yummy!

              it depends on the area but some popeye's do have breakfast. i remember back when i lived in new orleans, way way before the hurricane they had the breakfast at the ones there. but it was only at some of them not all.

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                charlestonfoodiegal Mar 1, 2008 09:56 PM

                ITA. Those chicken minis are too doughy. I've gotten them twice. I know this, b/c the first time I ate them. The second time I was spitting dough onto the road. Eat more chicken, not dough...right?
                One more thing...I like how you can go through their drive-thru and order just the multi-grain bagel w/ cream cheese. It's cheap and good!!

            2. JK Grence the Cosmic Jester Dec 18, 2007 11:45 AM

              They're very good biscuits. Frozen vs. fresh doesn't matter as much as I thought it did... I recently made a batch of biscuits and froze them before baking, and they were just as good as freshly prepared.

              1. jcoz23 Dec 18, 2007 01:56 PM

                I just had those biscuits for breakfast a few days ago, and since they taste so good, I couldn't care less if they are frozen. I agree that the chicken totally helps!

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                  Ranger05 Dec 29, 2007 12:01 AM

                  CFA's biscuits always fall apart. Not very good IMO.

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                    shan23 Jun 25, 2010 11:07 AM

                    I worked at CFA for almost 5 years and ours definitely mixed, rolled and baked its own biscuits. The chicken mini rolls were frozen though.

                    Are you sure yours had frozen biscuits?

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                      vstock Jun 27, 2010 07:22 AM

                      My in-laws have a CFA and they are most definitely not frozen biscuits. I have learned a lot since marrying into the family about the fast food restaurant business, and their biscuits are made fresh. You are still entitled to your opinion to like them or not, but they are definitely made in house. I am still amazed.

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