Nightline is doing a series on the 10 Commandments, one segment featuring Chick-fil-A.
Does Cathy ever go into a mall on Sunday, and see a dark, shuttered Chick fil-A, and see all the other stores open, and think, maybe?
“I think, isn’t that incredible, isn’t that neat?” Cathy said. “That we can be closed on Sunday? We’re generating more business in six days than all these other tenants are generating in seven? And we can be with our family.”
Thought I was dreaming when I spotted it on the menu last weekend. Genius.
Going back into the old school files. Anybody remember ‘Book It!’?
I can remember the anticipation of waiting by the counter at Pizza Hut for that small peperoni pizza. I’d think about that free pizza with every turn of the page in my book.
Columbia City Bread, nicoise olives & butter
Copper River Sockeye Salmon
lentil salad, walnuts, pickled shallots & chervil
Oregon Country Ribeye Steak
roasted in a skillet with oil cured olive tapenade, grilled Walla Walla onion & roasted potato
Domaine de la Petite Cassagne, Costieres de Nimes Rose, France, 2007
Between the breakfast and lunch menus, there are only two entrÃ©es at Chick-Fil-A that break 500 calories, a rare feat in the fast-food world. What this means is that you can’t possibly do too much harmâ€”especially if you stick to the chicken. And unlike the typical fast-food chain, Chick-Fil-A offers a list of sides that goes beyond breaded and fried potatoes and onions. (Just beware the large cole slaw, which adds an extra 600 calories to your daily intake!) That’s why we dub the Atlanta-based chicken shack one of our all-time favorite fast-food restaurants.
Another edition of the saga that is the Chick-fil-A-less Pacific Northwest. This one has a happy ending.
Last weekend we went to Vancouver, British Columbia for the day, stopping (once agan) by Western Washington University to see if their Chick could meet our expectations. It did.
We even bumped into 3 twentysomethings who had also driven from Seattle, just to get Chick-fil-A. They even bought some food to go: 15 boxes of nuggets and 5 sandwiches… which they indicated would be frozen, and eaten over the next few days.
Chick-fil-A Express, as it is so lovingly called, only serves a select menu of 8 lunch and breakfast items (no ice cream, fudge nut brownies, sweet tea). Beggars can’t be choosers.
Mom and Dad are in Jackson, MS for the day, and I couldn’t help but reminisce about post-college lunches with many of you when we used to rendezvous on a seemingly daily basis.
Chick-fil-A in Clinton
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