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Chik Fil a has discontinued their sweet potato waffle fries

Tried to order some at the mall tonight here in the Philly area and was told that they have been discontinued. Nearly had a melt down at the mall. Why why why?? Nooooooo!!!

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  1. Was that a regional test? I don't remember seeing them here in Central NJ. Actually, I think the Chick-Fil-A closest to me is considered part of the Southern NJ/Philly market. I guess it's a good thing I didn't know about them...I would have reacted the same way...

    1. they weren't even available for long were they? this is awful!

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      1. re: jujuthomas

        Maybe they will read this thread and give it another shot. Hey, a hound can dream. They were very tasty. /sigh

        1. re: givemecarbs

          I think we need a LOT more posts for them to even consider it. ;)

      2. The local near the office here in Tallahassee never had them either. Must have been a test run. Probably didn't go over too well in the mid-Atlantic. could be a hit in the South. But I doubt you'll find enough takers anywhere that'll justify carrying them chain wide. Unless they're baking them, you're not really increasing the "health" component , when compared to the regular waffle fries. Whatever advantage goes out the window with the bacon or the breaded cuts.

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        1. re: crewsweeper

          The test markets were Memphis, Oklahoma City, Philadelphia and Athens, Ga.
          A Chick-fil-A vice president said they were very difficult to make on a large scale, and I read they were $1.25 more than regular fries.

          1. re: Samalicious

            Yeah they were more expensive but worth it!

        2. I hadn't noticed that they were gone, but I'm not surprised. I thought the waffle cut was all wrong for sweet potato fries. The ones at the Warrington, PA location rarely got crispy enough for my taste. I think that could have been solved by using a thinner, regular-cut fry, but that really isn't what CFA does with fries. II also really like to dip my fries in something, and none of their sauces really worked for me with the sweet potatoes.

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          1. re: Velvet Elvis

            What ,Sweet Potato Fries at Chick-fil-A??? Haven't seen them in the San Antonio area.
            Must have been some sort of regional try out.It would have made more sense in the south.

            1. re: HollyDolly

              The test markets were Memphis, Oklahoma City, Philadelphia and Athens, Ga.

          2. Wendy's is testing sweet potato fries here in Atlanta, so maybe there's hope for you to find a replacement in a different chain. I haven't tried them yet though, so I can't comment on taste.

            1. The CFA in Warrington, PA still has them.

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              1. re: Velvet Elvis

                Thanks Elvis! I know where I am going for lunch today!!!

                1. re: givemecarbs

                  Got a flyer in my bag this morning at the Warrington location that the Sweet Potato fries will be discontinued this month. It was either the 11th or the 19th. I don't remember exactly what the date was.

              2. Still available at Trooper, PA store too :-)

                1. If they would have tested those here in SoFL i would have bought enough to make them worth it for them to produce on their own!! wish i wouldnt have missed this!