Friday, November 27, 2009

Deluxe-ify My Love.

Deluxe!

For the second time in my life (and the past year), I have visited a "real" Chick-fil-A. Both times have been in Pennsylvania, as the only C-f-A in New York State is an "express" with limited selections (just original sandwich, nuggets, and fries).

My in-laws, who are not particularly fond of fast food restaurants, agreed to lunch with me at a standalone Pittsburgh Chick-fil-A during our visit. I was overjoyed. Should I be embarassed that I found myself chanting "Chick-fil-A, Chick-fil-A, Chick-fil-A!" in the parking lot while clapping my hands? Granted, I chanted this quietly, but I did chant.

I chose a Deluxe sandwich (like the original, but with the addition of fresh-tasting lettuce and tomato) with Buffalo and Chick-fil-A sauce, a slice of lemon meringue pie (topped with 'Nilla Wafers), and an Arnold Palmer (half lemonade, half iced tea).

It's still my favorite fast food chicken sandwich; that's for sure. The bun seemed especially buttery, as if to greet me. The chicken was moist and the lettuce crisp. The pie's meringue was light and its filling sweet. My beverage suited perfectly.

As a bonus, Dan and his parents seemed to enjoy their meals, too. This was their very first C-f-A experience and I was happy to hear them speak positively of it later. Dan even went back for a second sandwich, so I think he's in my corner. Frankly, I would have accepted "tolerable" as a reaction. I just don't want my family and my best friend in fast food to be in a fight.

Lemon Pie + Arnold Palmer

12 comments:

Your sister said...

I took Marie on her virgin voyage to Chik-Fil-A when I was in Colorado Springs in October. We drove 15 minutes through the beginning of an ice storm and then power-walked all the way through a mall (note to self: remember to park on closer end of mall next time) to pick it up. Even with all of that, she thought it was well worth it. And I, as always, was totally satiated. :) I am jealous that you've had it so recently.

Your embarassed sister, the misspeller extraordinaire said...

Oops...I misspelled it.

Chick-Fil-A.

Curses!!!

Jennette said...

Don't be embarrassed! Chick-fil-A won't mind. That's how lovely they are.

I want more.

kisshugkisshug said...

looks delicious.the cake

Jennette said...

It was! I don't know that I'd get cake at very many fast food places, but it was good.

ladymoxie said...

yeah there is one in Topeka, KS and they have the best fries. I agree that Chic Fil-A is awesome!

Jennette said...

Yes, those waffle fries are great!

your sister (again) said...

Nothing to do with Chick-Fil-A, but I just made an apple turnover that was so good I almost proposed to myself.

:)

Jennette said...

If you do propose, you should register for gifts.

Also, yum.

Bets said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NsJHqstPuNo

I occasionally cave to my son's longing for fast food kids meals- and chick-fil-A is the only fast food place where I will also order food for myself. I'm a little creeped out by the somewhat agressive evalgelicalism of our local one. I don't really want to hear worship music in a ladies room. (Okay, or anywhere else.)

Jennette said...

Bets - Yikes to the worship music.

I'm getting some serious flack about this post due to the company's religious basis. But I think that's one of the things you risk with a franchised business. Some franchise-owners are going to take things too far. There may very well be Chick-fil-As out there I wouldn't want to give money to. And if there are a lot of stories I haven't heard about religious discrimination against their non-Christian employees I would be concerned about the company as a whole. But I cannot deny the tastiness.

Jennette said...

This article is troubling: http://www.forbes.com/forbes/2007/0723/080.html

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