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This chain got a mention on the news last nite. There are apparently 3 in the LA area. Anything to it?

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  1. Chick-Fil-A is a personal fav of mine...I think they have the best chicken nuggets bar none! Good sandwiches and waffle fries as well! A shame there aren't more in the SoCal area...the 2 I know of are in the South Bay (SB Galleria in Redondo Beach and Del Amo in Torrance). Another unusual quirk is that they are all closed on Sundays due to the founder's beliefs.

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    1. re: RSMBob

      I can barely contain my excitement at finding LA area Chick-Fil-A restaurants...being originally from South Carolina, their sandwiches used to be an absolute staple of my diet. On a recent trip to Atlanta, I brought two sandwiches back with me to share with friends who picked me up at the airport. Little did I know I was only a drive away. Thanks much mcmichael.
      Now if we could only get a Bojangles here, the genius of southern fast food could truly shine...just think - biscuit sandwiches all day!...

    2. This was a high school favorite on shopping excursions to Cerritos mall. I just did a search on Yahoo and it's still there! Tasty chicken sandwiches with battered & fried chicken breast. And yes, I remember those waffle fries. So yummy.

      1. Yes, one of the best fried chicken sandwiches around and the waffle fries are good too. My friends and I used to eat the Cerritos Mall locale all the time. Such good stuff. When I get the chance, I now eat at the one at Del Amo Mall in Torrance.

        Also, the lemonade and lemon meringue pie are beyond fast-food quality.

        1. 1. The Galleria at South Bay
          Ben Gray
          1815 Hawthorne Boulevard
          Redondo Beach, CA 90278
          310/214-5488
          17.51 miles from the center

          2. Del Amo Fashion Center
          Erwin Arevalo
          214 Del Amo Fashion Center
          Torrance, CA 90503
          310/542-4636


          3. Los Cerritos Center
          Dan Chatman
          123 Los Cerritos Center
          Cerritos, CA 90703
          562/402-1113

          1. They are everywhere in the South, and I mean everywhere. Every single mall has them, and there are occasionally free standing locations in some cities. The food is pretty good for fast food.

            1. Yes...though it's a schlepp and a half, I often make pilgrimage to said locations for that boneless breast of chicken...

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              1. re: echo_park

                Damn....is it that good?

                1. re: mc michael

                  mc michael asks if chick-fil-a is really that good: ever since i found out that there are some in the La area i have been calling people and inviting them to come down with me and try it. Having introduced many non-southerners to chick-fil-a (along with making a series of photographs of said foreigners taking their first bite of a chick-fil-a sandwich), i have to say that their food is remarkable for a fast-food restaurant. supposedly the owner severely restricts the amount of new chains that open each year in order to "protect" the franchise from less-than-perfect locations. The chicken is juicy and the honey-flavored, light, batter speaks to something imperturbable within me. It is certainly a result of growing up with the food, but I had no idea how much I would miss it - or even that it meant anything to me at all - until i moved away from the south.
                  I'll be making my voyage this week, undoubtedly.
                  when i saw mc michael's lidst of addresses of chick-fil-a in the LA area, I felt like i had just been given a huge gift.

              2. You folks are joking right? I mean they aren't even halfway decent. Totally nasty. If folks actually like them then the world is totally going down the tubes. Even in a college town known for fast food they went out of business within two months. Ghastly stuff. Just my opinion and forty thousand other folks in a Georgia town I lived in.

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                1. re: the rogue

                  Yeah, well, it's not the sort of thing to go out your way for, but for mall food, it's pretty decent. The last time I had it way probably at least 10 years ago and it pleased my unsophisticated teenage palate just fine. Like I said, I wouldn't drive out of the way for it. If you happen to see one when you're hungry and you have a choice between that and Carl's, I'd pick Chick-Fil-A. I think we got MC Michael too excited about it...