It all started with a man named Truett Cathy, a restaurant called The Dwarf Grill, and the Original Chicken Sandwich.
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In our kitchens, we focus on fresh and simple ingredients. And we always have. Since the beginning, we've served chicken that is whole breast meat, with no added fillers or hormones, and we bread it by hand in our restaurants. Produce is delivered fresh to our kitchens several times a week. Salads are chopped and prepared fresh throughout the day. Whole lemons are freshly squeezed in our restaurants and combined with pure cane sugar and water (yep, that’s all) to make Chick-fil-A Lemonade®. It may not be the easy way, but it's the only way we know.
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over 2 yearsCaps, Gowns and Memories: How to Throw a Great Graduation Party
After years of homework, reports, tests, projects, and more homework, the big payoff is here: graduation. It’s a proud moment for every parent. Whether you’re throwing a backyard barbecue or a sparkli ng reception, give your senior a special shindig that celebrates those hard-earned diplomas.
Of course, Chick-fil-A catering can take care of the food with trays of nuggets, Grilled Chicken Cool Wraps®, fruit, salad and delicious cookies.
To learn a few other ideas to help make your graduate’s party meaningful, go to: https://bit.ly/2sII2F6 ... Read more
over 2 yearsWhat’s So Cool About the Cool Wrap?
As seasons change, so can our lunch orders.
When the weather heats up, you might be thinking about swapping out your hot-off-the-grill Chick-fil-A favorite for something a little… cooler. The good news is we have just the thing – the Grilled Chicken Cool Wrap®.
Is it the ingredients? Maybe it’s the way it’s wrapped. Or is it the dressing?
So what is it that makes the Grilled Chicken Cool Wrap® so tasty? In the end, what makes it different is that there simply aren’t that many “things” involved in the first place.
It only takes five ingredients and the special flatbread to make the Cool Wrap. The reason it’s so good is because it’s so simple – yet it still gives you everything you want.
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over 2 yearsWhat’s So Original About the Original Chick-fil-A Chicken Sandwich?
Since its debut in 1964, the original Chick-fil-A Chicken Sandwich has been a hit with millions of people nationwide. What’s the secret to its popularity?
While it seems simple – just a lightly br eaded chicken breast with two pickles between a toasted, buttered bun – every part of the Chick-fil-A chicken sandwich is truly an original. And it all goes back to the creation of the sandwich more than 50 years ago.
How it all began
The invention of the chicken sandwich began as the solution to an interesting problem. In the early 1960s, Truett Cathy was running a successful restaurant called The Dwarf Grill in the Atlanta suburb of Hapeville, Ga., when he was approached with an offer.
A local poultry supplier had been tasked by an airline to provide a boneless, skinless chicken breast that would fit in the plastic trays of in-flight meals. The supplier met the challenge but ended up with quite a few chicken breast pieces that didn’t meet the airline’s size requirements. The supplier asked Cathy if he could use them. Determined not to let the opportunity pass him by, Cathy accepted the order.
Once Cathy had his perfectly seasoned chicken breast, he needed to find the best way to serve it. His decision to put the smaller cut of meat between two buttered buns and serve it as a sandwich was a game changer. But it wasn’t complete yet. When he finally added two dill pickle slices, his customers said it was just the right touch.
Cathy folded up the recipe and put it in his pocket. From there, the Chick-fil-A® Chicken Sandwich was born. Today, Cathy’s recipe – still unchanged – is locked in a vault at Chick-fil-A’s headquarters in Atlanta, Ga.
What is it that makes this simple sandwich an original? Every single part of it.
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almost 3 yearsRebound and Recover: What to Eat After a Basketball Game
Basketball is a taxing game. From high jumps to lateral movements, short periods of rest and all-out sprints, the sport is physically demanding.
That’s why post-game recovery is important for susta ined and improved performance. How you treat your body off the court greatly impacts how it responds on the court.
After the final buzzer, experts advise eating a variety of different food sources packed with both carbohydrates and protein – all of which you can find on the Chick-fil-A menu.
Here are Chick-fil-A’s starting five menu options to help you recover and refuel:
Egg White Chicken Grill: With 25 grams of protein and just seven grams of fat, this rookie to our breakfast menu is a great way to start the day after a morning practice session on the court. The sandwich includes a breakfast portion of grilled chicken with a hint of citrus flavor, stacked with freshly cooked egg whites and served on a toasted multigrain English muffin.
Add a Greek Yogurt Parfait for an extra dose of protein (12 grams) and carbs (29 grams). The vanilla Greek yogurt topped with fresh strawberries, blueberries and granola will add some pep to your step.
Hash Brown Scramble Bowl: The Hash Brown Scramble Bowl is another lay-up for earlier risers looking to feed their muscles. Featuring 31 grams of protein and 21 grams of carbs, the breakfast bowl includes Chick-fil-A nuggets, crispy hash browns, scrambled eggs and a blend of Monterey Jack and Cheddar cheeses. Follow it up with our 1% Chocolate Milk for some extra protein!
Grilled Chicken Sandwich: A great option for lunch or dinner, the Grilled Chicken Sandwich features a marinated and grilled boneless breast of chicken served on a multigrain bun with lettuce and tomato. This nutrient-rich entrée delivers 36 grams of carbs, 29 grams of protein and only six grams of fat. Looking for a side to complete your meal? Consider the Superfood with Broccolini®, kale, maple vinaigrette, dried sour cherries and a roasted nut blend.
Grilled Chicken Cool Wrap: The ultimate protein-packed lunch or dinner entrée, the Grilled Chicken Cool Wrap is made with sliced grilled chicken, lettuce, red cabbage, carrots and a cheese blend wrapped in flaxseed flour flatbread. Its 37 grams of protein makes the wrap a slam dunk food item for your tired muscles and helps you prepare for the next day on the court. Pair it with a zero fat, nutritious fruit cup for some added healthy carbs and vitamins.
The best part – it’s never been easier to run a fast break off the court. You can grab-and-go with Chick-fil-A’s mobile app, Chick-fil-A One. And a quick and easy way to refuel means all you need to worry about is practice, so it’s nothing but net the next time you’re out on the court!
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almost 3 yearsWhat to Eat at Chick-fil-A if You’re Vegan
The Chick-fil-A name may not sound vegan-friendly at first, but what’s in a name anyway? While chicken may be our bread-and-butter, we have menu options for just about everyone. Whether you’re searchi ng for sustenance on a road trip or craving a satisfying bite to grab-and-go, Chick-fil-A restaurants across the country have your back… err, your belly.
What the vegan lifestyle limits in restaurant options, it makes up for in leafy greens, colorful fruits and more. Luckily, you don’t have to compromise.
At breakfast, try our Hash Browns, a Sunflower Multigrain Bagel and a Fruit Cup.
At lunch or dinner, the Spicy Southwest Salad will satisfy your appetite, just be sure to order it without cheese or chicken. And try it with the Chili Lime Vinaigrette instead of the Creamy Salsa dressing.
Our Grilled Market Salad kicks that sweet and salty craving to the curb with apples, strawberries and blueberries atop a bed of chopped romaine lettuce and baby greens. Ask to sub an extra Roasted Nut Blend for the blue cheese and chicken, and you’ll be on your way to your daily protein goal. Our salad chefs recommend the Light Balsamic Vinaigrette to complement the flavors.
The Grilled Chicken Cool Wrap becomes vegan-friendly in a flash when you request it without chicken or cheese. Green leaf lettuce, red cabbage and carrots come tightly rolled in a flaxseed flour flatbread. Ask for the wrap with one of our vegan vinaigrettes – Light Italian Dressing, Chili Lime Vinaigrette or Light Balsamic Vinaigrette – or Polynesian Sauce to complete the flavor extravaganza!
And at last but not least, the super-sidekick to every Chick-fil-A order, the crowd favorite for three decades, the crispy, savory #cheatday treat… the Waffle Potato Fries™ are available to every vegan gourmand!
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almost 3 yearsChick-fil-a Adds 'Frosted Sunrise' Drink to Menu Nationwide
Just in time for warm spring temperatures: Chick-fil-A has added a new frozen dessert/drink to its menu. And I really want one. Right now.
Dubbed the "Frosted Sunrise," the drink is a mix of of van illa ice cream and orange juice. Specifically, it's the restaurant's vanilla "Icedream®" and "Simply Orange® Juice."
According to a news release, it will be in restaurants nationwide until June 2. It was tested in Jacksonville, Florida, in 2017.
The new drink is available in 14 ounce and 20 ounce sizes. The smaller version sells at $2.85 and contains 320 calories. The large contains 390 calories.
Original article found at: https://www.azcentral.com/story/entertainment/dining/2018/03/06/chick-fil-frosted-sunrise-new-menu-item/397631002/ ... Read more
almost 3 yearsDrive-Thru Decisions: 4 Tips for Finding Balance
We’ve all been there: It’s the end of a long day and you realize you don’t have anything for dinner. The kids are in the car and everyone is starving. You need a solution, and you need it fast.
For many of us, hitting a drive-thru is an easy answer: It’s simple, fast and no one needs to be unbuckled from a car seat.
Don’t let the time-crunch – and those sweet voices from the backseat – distract you from making good decisions for a balanced diet. Here are four tips for driving through dinnertime with great options for the whole family.
#1: Plan your order before you get to the drive-thru
Placing your order can be challenging. Your best intentions of making healthy choices may go out the window if you are trying to make those decisions on the spot. One way to take the stress off the ordering process is to review the menu in advance before you get to the restaurant. Chick-fil-A’s menu is available on the Chick-fil-A One app, so you can check out your options and make a plan in advance.
Whenever possible, I recommend you aim to create meals for your kids that are roughly 60 percent complex carbohydrates (fruits, vegetables, and whole grains), 30 percent lean proteins (chicken is great), and 10 percent healthy fats (olive oil and avocadoes are good examples).
#2: Keep the big picture of the day (or even week!) in mind
As you think about what to order, gauge what you and your family have already eaten that day or what’s to come. Have your kids already had a sweet breakfast or do you know you’ll be indulging in cake and ice cream at a birthday party later? Try to limit choices that are higher in sugar. Did you already have potato chips at lunch? Choose a fruit cup or side salad to pair with your entree.
In general, the goal is to have less than 40 grams of sugar and less than 1500 mg of salt per day. If you look at the menu before you arrive, you may have time to review this information. Remember, you’re not going for perfection here! You’re shooting for your meals to balance out over the course of several days, and a quick “check-in” while you’re in that speedy line will help you achieve it!
#3: Include your family in the process and teach the ‘why’
In my practice, a lot of parents and caregivers tell me that they are worried about how to raise healthy kids. My advice is this: Include your children on the journey to eating well. Explain the “why” behind what is considered healthy. Model for them healthy choices and check in with them about how their young bodies feel after eating certain foods.
As you navigate the Chick-fil-A menu, you’ll see a multitude of options—and happily, many of these are healthy ones! Use this as an opportunity to engage your kids and teach them what is considered healthy and why.
Even if they are too young to understand the science behind nutrition, help kids understand simple rules like the magic number of getting at least 5 servings of fruits and vegetables a day. Engaging them to help you count up how many servings they’ve had for the day so far may motivate them to make a good choice to help meet that goal.
#4: Balance it out and indulge within reason
As you teach your kids the “why” behind making healthy choices and engage them in the ordering process, you can help them learn how to make balanced choices and indulge within reason. If they are eating grilled nuggets and fruit, you may want to allow them a choice of Icedream or Frosted Lemonade for dessert. If they want chicken nuggets, help them choose between a fruit cup or side salad with it. Or if they insist on Waffle Fries (my favorite treat!), encourage them to choose grilled nuggets to balance it out.
As an added bonus, because they will be engaged in the decision-making process, your children may be likely to eat more and remove some of the power struggle over you asking them to finish their meal.
On the Chick-fil-A menu, you can always find a balance of health and taste. Enjoy the convenience of the drive-thru without the guilt, and continue to bring your family along the journey to making better choices together!
Article by Dr. Taz Bhatia, MD, a board-certified physician, specializing in integrative and emergency medicine, pediatrics and prevention, with expertise in women’s health, weight-loss, hormone balance and nutrition.
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