Hello, everyone! I am back with my latest tribute to fast food, this time from the lovely town of Radford, Virginia.
Known for its high-quality chicken and superior dining facilities, Chick-fil-A is a step above your average fast food restaurant. Starting as an Atlanta staple and later spreading to the rest of the U.S., Chick-fil-A can attribute part of its success to their hilarious branding. I genuinely enjoy the pictures, commercials, and billboards with cows advocating for us to “eat mor chiken.” If you haven’t made the trip to Chick-fil-A yet, I highly encourage you to do so now.
Salt Level: 9/10
Overall Assessment: My favorite thing about Chick-fil-A fries is that they are waffle fries. You have your normal fries, your crinkle fries, and even your occasional curly fries, but we are so rarely blessed with the amazing waffle fries. Perfectly salted and wonderfully crispy, these fries pair perfectly with some Chick-fil-A sauce.
Chicken Quality: 9/10
Overall Assessment: Unlike most fast food restaurants, I actually believe I am getting real chicken when I order Chick-fil-A nuggets. While their weird shapes make them slightly harder to eat than your average nug, once I start eating them I can’t seem to stop. Chick-fil-A offers every type of dipping sauce that your heart could desire, but their honey mustard and original Chick-fil-A sauce are always my go-to picks.
Happiness Level: 6/10
Overall Assessment: While I have always been an advocate for the painfully sweet sweet tea, this preference does not extend to lemonade. Part of the appeal of lemonade is its tartness, so drowning the lemon flavor in sugar takes away from the overall effect. I normally opt for tea so I’ve only had Chick-fil-A’s lemonade the one time, but during that experience I ended up throwing my lemonade away after only a few sips because of how sweet it was. If you are wanting to order a drink with your meal here, choose something from their tea or pop selection.
Overall Assessment: While I appreciate a company that stays true to their principles, I think we can all agree that it’d be nice to get our Chick-fil-A fix on Sundays. I don’t know what it is, but I always seem to crave Chick-fil-A the most when it’s not available to me. However, the workers are the friendliest I’ve encountered and the facilities are always clean, so we’ll have to forgive them for taking a day off.
Overall Evaluation: Average score of 8.0/10.