Saturday, May 28, 2011


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.)


Jennifer Magreevy said...

I love Chick Fil A!! It also needs to be commended for how clean it keeps the restaurant and play areas. Its one of the only local indoor playgrounds around my area that I can trust to be clean (well, as clean as it can be with a gazillion kids roaming around in a ball pit!). I also LOVE the fact that you can request a board book instead of a toy with a kids meal. Perfect for my 2.5 year old who is too young for a majority of the kids toys handed out these days!

runningfan said...

I'm so glad you made it in for a tour! We had a blast on ours...although we didn't get any coupons!

young said...

and they close on Sunday! yay