11 Things You Need To Know Before You Eat At Chick-fil-A Again

February 24, 2017

Everyone has their own favorite fast food joint. It might be where they used to go with the family when they were younger, or maybe there’s something about the French fries that no other place can replicate.

No matter what your reason for choosing a particular fast food restaurant, there are probably still some things that you don’t know about it.

Chick-fil-A has been a favorite for lots of fried chicken lovers for decades. When a new location opened up on the block near my office, there was a line wrapped all the way around the corner with fans waiting for that crispy fried goodness.

But what unbelievable secrets are hiding behind those Chick-fil-A walls? What’s been buried in their long and successful history?

These 11 Chick-fil-A facts will open your eyes to chicken-related trivia you probably never knew before.

Which of these surprised you the most? Did we miss any Chick-fil-A secrets? Let us know in the comments and please SHARE with family and friends who also love their delicious food!

[H/T: Business Insider, Food Beast]

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1. The Restaurant Started As “Dwarf Grill”

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Opened in 1946 by Truett Cathy, the Dwarf Grill was a full-service restaurant. There are 12 locations still open today, now with the name “The Dwarf House.”

2. The “A” Means More Than You Think

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The letter at the end of the restaurant’s name is meant to make customers think of grade A quality.

3. They’re Always Closed On Sundays

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Cathy made this decision because he believed that all employees and managers should have a chance to spend time with their families and to attend church if they wanted to.

4. The First Breakfast Item Was The Chicken Biscuit

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In 1968, fried chicken for breakfast became socially acceptable, thanks to Chick-fil-A.

5. The Signature Sauce Isn’t So Secret

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It’s actually barbecue, ranch, and honey mustard, conveniently mixed up for you in a little package.

6. Their Sandwich Numbers Are Ever Rising

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Since 1946, three billion Chick-fil-A sandwiches have been sold to happy customers.

7. Employees Are Known To Sing Songs


In the 1980s, employees were encouraged to sing songs to raise spirits and company morale. One song went as follows:

Chick-fil-A we’re movin’ on,
Chick-fil-A we’re growin’ strong.
We’re one big happy family,
That’s the way at Chick-fil-A.

8. Peanut Oil Is A Key To Deliciousness

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The fryer is 100 percent refined peanut oil, which is known for adding flavor.

9. They’re The #1 Buyer Of Sunkist Lemons

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In 2013, 200 million lemons were squeezed to make Chick-fil-A’s lemonade.

10. Some Locations Are Drive-Thru Only

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For added convenience, 31 locations nationwide only give you the option to order food from the comfort of your car.

11. There’s A Secret Menu

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Chick-fil-A connoisseurs know that you can get things like chicken quesadillas and blueberry cheesecake milkshakes, if only you know to ask.

What’s your favorite thing about Chick-fil-A? Please SHARE with family and friends to see if they agree!