Psst... We're working on the next generation of Chowhound! View >
HOME > Chowhound > Chains >
Feb 1, 2008 11:23 AM

Chick-fil-A recommendations

Is that Chick-Fil-A any good? It was closed the day I was there, with a big sign saying they've always been closed on Sunday, since the founded the company. I've never eaten in one. What do you recommend?

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. It really is quite tasty for a chain. The breading has a slight sweetness that adds an extra element of addiction. I'm partial to the nuggets, but the chain board hounds would disagree:

    6 Replies
    1. re: finlero

      We had one on my college campus. It's good until you eat it every day for two months.

      The Sunday thing can be incredibly annoying.

      The sandwiches are decent for chain food, as are the nugget things.

      1. re: sailormouth

        Agreed. The basic chicken sandwich is just a simple thing well-executed, and I also like the coleslaw, which is the sweet confetti type with a dose of horseradish in the sauce.

        1. re: sailormouth

          I heard they are closed on Sunday because the original owners were Mormon. And that's why they have such good lemonade, as a non-caffeinated drink option.

          1. re: yamalam

            I believe that's a myth. They are overtly religious, but not Mormon:


        2. re: finlero

          I thought I had head something along the lines of the chicken being brined in part pickle juice, which I can believe based on the slight sweetness. Or maybe I am just imagining because of the two pickles served on the sandwich.

          1. re: finlero

            For me, the basic chicken sandwich is good; chain or no. Simple and delicious.

          2. My favorite is the Chargrilled Chicken club sandwich, but everything is really good!

            1. Whatever you eat, make sure you are drinking a diet lemonade with it!

              1 Reply
              1. re: Kam7185

                Indeed :-) I get the original chicken sandwich with extra pickles and a Diet Lemonade. Wonderful lunch for $4.

              2. Definitely my favorite fast food. I love the regular sandwich (but like Janet, I get extra pickles!), and while I love the waffle fries, I often opt for the fruit cup. Crisp apple, non-mushy berries, grapes and mandarin orange...yum!

                3 Replies
                1. re: Suzy Q

                  I tried asking for the extra pickles, but somehow a majority of the time I end up getting no pickles. Now I ask for pickles on the side and get a little dish of pickles, yea.

                  Another vote for diet lemonade.

                  1. re: septocaine_queen

                    It's weird - whenever I ask for extra pickles, depending on the location of the store, I sometimes get them on the sandwich and sometimes get the little cup. I really prefer the cup since they usualy give you a ton of pickles that way, and I can eat the leftovers. :-)

                    1. re: Suzy Q

                      I used to work for CFA (that another story) so I can tell you that CFA will not put extra pickles on a sandwich after it is already made. They will give you a cup of pickles instead. If they are making it fresh, they will will put the extra pickles on the sandwich for you.

                2. The polynesian sauce is pretty darn good. A slightly different McDonalds sweet and sour sauce. I'd probably say it is behind McD's s&s but it is growing on me.

                  1 Reply
                  1. re: babaoriley7

                    Nuggets + Polynesian Sauce + Lemonade = delicious! The waffle cut fries are good with some pepper and ketchup. Don't forget the mint on the way out.