A Case for the Chicken, Not the Cow

Source: Warwick Post

By Taylor McHugh

Almost everyone on earth loves fast food. If they don’t then I’m not sure they can be trusted, or they may just be flat out lying. When it comes to the fast food business there is one place that is far superior to the rest: Chick-fil-A. This fast food restaurant was founded in 1946 just outside of Atlanta Georgia. Chick-fil-A is notorious for their chicken sandwich which has been described by Chick-fil-A themselves as, “a boneless breast of chicken seasoned to perfection, hand-breaded, pressure cooked in 100 percent refined peanut oil, and served on a toasted, buttered bun with dill pickle chips.” A word like “perfection” couldn’t describe the sandwich any better. It is tender and every bite melts in your mouth. When it comes to the waffle fries, no other fast food restaurant can compare. The waffle fries are lightly salted with a crisp crunch to every bite. The menu includes fried chicken nuggets, as well as grilled chicken items for those who are looking for a healthier alternative. To go along with their food, Chick-fil-A created their own self-titled “Chick-fil-A” sauce. These sauce packets are an essential key to their success in my mind. The sauce provides a rich sweet and tangy flavor, which is the perfect complement to an already flawless chicken sandwich. Their milkshakes, which include flavors such as vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, and cookies n cream, are handspun and world class in their own right. Not to mention the fresh squeezed lemonade which is to die for. Chick-fil-A not only supplies its customers with quality food but their customer service is second to none. The workers at Chick-fil-A are some of nicest people you will ever meet. No matter what you ask for, their response is always, “my pleasure.” To get the full experience of their service you have dine in. When dining in at a Chick-fil-A the employees make numerous trips to your table asking if you need anything. They can often be seen refilling drinks for customers and even throwing away their trash. This type of service is unheard of at any other fast food chain.

Another aspect that makes Chick-fil-A so great is their marketing strategies. They use well thought out humor to entice people to their restaurant. Their mascot is a cow that’s famous slogan is “eat more chicken” which is a genius and funny use of comedic irony. Lastly, as everyone knows Chick-fil-A is closed on Sundays to respect God’s wishes that Sunday be a day of rest. Whether you are a Christian or not you must admit that it is admirable that a company would lose out on revenue every 7th day, while other rival companies are open, in order to maintain a system of beliefs.

If you haven’t been to Chick-fil-A, hike it down to Warwick, it’ll change your life. I promise.