When people were talking about an “Everybody go to Chick-Fil-A” on Wednesday I was bummed out. Because of the Madonna Della Cava vow I can’t eat meat on Wednesdays. Thursday’s I was busy working on ads for new customers so Today was the day to go.
I’m still down a car so I grabbed DaWife’s vehicle and headed north. I hadn’t been there for a while so I had no idea where the food court was when I got there so I headed straight for a map. Much to my surprise the other people looking at the map were looking for the same place:
From there it was just a hop skip and jump to the place. It was a food court so the tables were full but no lines
I ordered the #1 mean, AND a spicy chicken sandwich AND an order of nuggets AND an order of strips. The plan was to sit down, eat the #1 and take the rest home. As I waited for the order I talked to the manager who asked not to be on camera.
He said business had been flat no real change since the controversy, it turns out that since there are so few Chick Fil-A anywhere around here (There are only 3 in all of New England 2 in Massachusetts and this one) so people already make long trips to come and eat so a few more doesn’t make a huge difference.
I sat down next to an elderly couple as there were few seats we talked for a bit and Tom agreed to an interview:
Tom has been married for over 50 years, I asked him for the secret of a successful longterm marriage, he said: Marriage is like a job with two employes, if you don’t work hard you get fired.
All this is well and good, but the question that really counts? How good is the food?
The Chicken sandwich was good as I remembered from Georgia. It’s underplayed with just a pair of pickles. I tried one of the nuggets and strips, they were also superior, I packed most of them up to take home for the family but the real test was the spicy sandwich. I’ve publicly stated that Wendy’s Spicy Chicken Sandwich was the best in fast food how does Chick-Fil-A measure up?
I ate the spicy sandwich on the drive home, like the standard it comes only with a pair of pickles, I think the veggies and mayo help more (advantage Wendy’s)
The Chicken itself was thicker than the Wendy’s patty and a bit more meaty. The Wendy’s patty is a little less greasy and also thinner. It’s really a matter of style but a tiny edge to Chick Fil-A due to the thicker patty
The spices. Chick-Fil-A is a hotter mix of course I’m less used to it than the Wendy’s. Wendy’s spices are milder and leave a better aftertaste. Again it’s a matter of taste, and I’m a creature of habit. slight advantage Wendy’s
Overall. The Chick-Fil-A spicy Sandwich is a really good Sandwich, Certanly worth every penny you pay for it and far superior to McDonalds or Burger King, but If I only had the money for one, I’d have to buy Wendy’s…
…no contest on the fries, Chick-Fil-A’s are MUCH better.