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posted on Nov 12 2009

Can any NYC readers speak to this monstrosity?

Seriously… there’s no need to rip off In-N-Out Burger because there is no applicable substitute.

Decisions, Decisions.
posted on Oct 14 2009

So many Chick-fil-A’s… so little time.

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Closed On Sundays
posted on Sep 24 2009

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?

No, never.

“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.”

Canadian McDonald’s Offer Rolo McFlurries
posted on Sep 14 2009

Thought I was dreaming when I spotted it on the menu last weekend. Genius.

Book It!
posted on Sep 1 2009

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.

posted on Aug 9 2009

Don’t know why I’m following Chick-fil-A on Twitter. It only encourages me to go crazy.

posted on Jul 29 2009

Drew Thornley over at Man Up BBQ had what might be the most beautiful BBQ plate I’ve ever seen. Take a gander.

posted on Jul 13 2009

Chick-fil-A Plans to Open Its First Chicago Locations in 2010

Boat Street Cafe
posted on Jul 1 2009

Per my update… best meal I’ve ever had.

    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

Chicken Affair
posted on Jun 29 2009

Each time I eat a Southern Style Chicken Sandwhich at McDonald’s, I feel like I’m cheating on Chick-fil-A.

Cereal Marshmellows
posted on Apr 28 2009


A website that allows you to purchase just cereal marshmallows.

The Breakfast Song
posted on Apr 14 2009

[thanks Karen Howell]

posted on Apr 9 2009

posted on Apr 7 2009

This post from blog-reader Jody Gambrell’s blog brought back memories:

280 pizzas… ordered in just over 7 months in Student Ministry.

Chick-fil-A Song
posted on Mar 30 2009

[major props to Jody Gambrell & Jennifer Carlton]

Leggo My Eggo
posted on Mar 24 2009

I’m on a waffle kick lately. I prefer Eggos… Homestyle, with a moderate side of syrup.

Breakfast? Lunch? Dinner? Waffles.
Chelsea’s offering to steam some vegetables? Waffles.
Leftover pizza from the night before? Waffles.

Anybody else on a ‘kick’ lately?

Happy Monday
posted on Mar 22 2009

  • We finished Friday Night Lights, Season 1. I’m convinced that it’s the single best season of television ever produced. Ever. Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Can’t Lose!
  • Pancake breakfast (blueberry & buckwheat pancakes w/bacon and o.j.) on Saturday morning… still the best pancakes I’ve ever had.
  • Saturday afternoon, book browsing buying at Elliot Bay Books.
  • After Thursday’s game, I’m a fan. With very little prodding from the wife, I bought my scarf and hat.
  • I Love You, Man was quite entertaining.
  • Mexican food with a sunset view, Saturday night.
  • A new coffee shop, Sunday afternoon.
  • An edge-of-your-seat, heated sermon of Men & Marriage at church.

  • America’s Best Fast Food
    posted on Mar 11 2009

    #1? Chick.

    Between the breakfast and lunch menus, there are only two entrées 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 harm—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.

    Mission Accomplished
    posted on Mar 10 2009

    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.

    Lunch In Jackson
    posted on Feb 23 2009

    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.

    Two Sisters
    Chick-fil-A in Clinton

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