Chick-fil-A is a restaurant chain that began in Atlanta Georgia, where Truell Cathy served chicken sandwiches made in "The Dwarf Grill" which was this tiny little house turned restaurant. At a time when hamburgers ruled the roost, serving chicken sandwiches were unheard of. By pressure-cooking the chicken breast, he could cook it in award-winning time, and thus, Chick-Fil-A was born.
They were the first to create "the chicken nugget" although they don't call it that. They were also the first to have a restaurant within a shopping mall, thus starting the whole Food Court phenomenon. Today, the kids and I were able to witness the Behind-The-Scenes makings, of Chick-fil-A.
We were enthusiastically welcomed by the site manager, who gave each one of us booties to cover our feet, official guest name tags, a stuffed cow (which is their mascot) and a proper Chick-fil-A hat. We followed her around the store, where she pointed out interesting facts, and gave us a wealth of information on the history of the restaurant, then we got to go back to the kitchen, where we learned more things, like what goes into their lemonade, how all the chicken is hand-breaded, and that all of their recipes are identical throughout every chain store, and that some of those recipes were from "Mrs. Cathy" herself, the founder's wife.
After the tour, we used some of the coupons that were also given to us, to have a late lunch. The kids all love eating there, and Mr. Kimble even learned how to drink from a straw (finally!). Mmmm. I do love their lemonade! It was a really nice afternoon.
I commend Chick-fil-A for all they do for the community. My kids always receive coupons for a free kids' meal, from school for having good attendance, good grades, or for reading books.
Chick-fil-A is a wonderful company that strives to endorse family time, as well as education.
Thanks Chick-fil-A, for kicking off our summer break in such a tasty way!
(This may seem like a promotional thing, but I have not been contacted by Chick-fil-A in any way. I simply signed up online for a 'back stage pass' that they had promoted, and it was great.)