Given the national childhood obesity epidemic, it's great to see a national chain making an effort to keep our kids healthy. The biggest problem now will be getting families to order the healthier meal when Chick-fil-A's famous fried versions are still readily available.
- Chick-fil-A's the latest chain to board the oatmeal bandwagon.
- Chick-fil-A's the latest chain to board the oatmeal bandwagon. — Nation's Restaurant News
- Throw a Spanish cocktail party! — The Daily Meal
- His Holiness the Dalai Lama is on Masterchef Australia. — Grub Street NY
- New takes on the British classic fish and chips. — KitchenDaily
- How to do it right when dining out with the in-laws. — Food Republic
- Meet the couple making a 10-state tour of all 722 Whataburgers. — Eater
- Use zucchini and yellow squash in a Summer casserole. — TLC
- Is Quiznos in a bit of a financial pickle? — Huffington Post Food
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From 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. local time today, ask for Heinz's new Dip & Squeeze packet, and you'll receive a free medium order of Chick-fil-A waffle fries (one per customer).
The two brands are encouraging fans to follow both Heinz Ketchup and Chick-fil-A on Facebook for more prizes. I rarely turn down anything that's free, but this does seem like a timely promotion, especially after all the heat Chick-fil-A's been getting for taking a conservative stance on certain social issues. Will you partake in it?
It's only the beginning of January, and one restaurant chain's already embroiled in the biggest poultry fast food controversy since Oprah offered millions free KFC. In Pennsylvania, Chick-fil-A has been under fire for supporting an anti-gay group.
The controversy surrounds the chicken chain's cosponsoring of an event with the Pennsylvania Family Institute, a leading opponent of same-sex marriage that's said to have affiliations with conversion therapy proponents. In response, tens of thousands of Americans have petitioned against the sponsorship.
The conservative chain, which is known for keeping its doors shut on Sundays, has removed its name from any event materials and has issued a short statement as well on its Facebook page saying that it's determined "one of our independent restaurant operators in Pennsylvania was asked to provide sandwiches to two Art of Marriage video seminars . . . we do our best to serve local communities."
Where do you stand on the issue? Is it right for restaurants and food establishments to take an active stance on touchy social issues?
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Starting today, you can make a reservation to try one for free by signing up on the event website. The $2.25 item won't be added to the Atlanta-based chain's menu until Monday, Jan. 10, 2011, but choose your preferred location and time, and you'll be given a chance to take an early look at the sandwich from Jan. 3 to Jan. 8.
It'll be interesting to how well this product fares against a rather similar one at Wendy's, and whether it helps Chick-fil-A gain a piece of the ever-competitive breakfast market. If you have a chance to preview the item, let us know what you think!
- Must make: all-natural, homemade cheese sauce.
- Must make: all-natural, homemade cheese sauce. — Serious Eats
- The 16 restaurants that have mattered most, from 1995 to today. — Epicurious
- Q&A with Twitter mashup and Chow 13 nominee Ruth Bourdain. — Chow
- The first-ever Chick-fil-A hits Chicago, with more already on the way. — Grub Street
- Jamie and Jools Oliver have welcomed a new son, Buddy Bear Maurice. — Eater
- In the age of the gastroclub, restaurants are the new nightlife. — Details
- The forthcoming Noma cookbook is attainable and inspiring. — The Atlantic Food
- Would you eat a Domino's Square Puff pizza? — So Good
The promo, which takes place at Chick-fil-A locations nationwide, states that acceptable sports clothing includes any article or accessory with a sports team logo. Not a sports fan? There's still a way for you to score: Go to this spinoff website and sign up to receive a coupon for a free sandwich. If you're one of the first 250,000, you'll also land a coupon for a free Coke Zero.
I no longer live near a Chick-fil-A, but if I were nearby, I'd definitely be in for one of the chain's signature crispy chicken sandwiches. What about you?
To promote the start of college football season and the inaugural Chick-fil-A College Kickoff game, Chick-fil-A is giving away its new and improved (that is, larger) Chick-n-Strips for free on Labor Day, Sept.1.
The catch? While you don't have to get decked out in a cow suit, the deal only stands for customers who show up wearing football team attire. Wear any football team logo and get one free order of Chick-n-Strips (three count) anytime from 10:30 a.m. to close at participating locations.
Have you tasted the chicken from this cult favorite? Will you be trying to score some free chicken strips?
To celebrate cow appreciation day, the fast food chain Chick-fil-A is giving away free combo meals tomorrow. To score a free meal, you have to go into the restaurant dressed like a cow from head to, er, hoof. If you dress as only a partial bovine beauty then you'll score a free entree instead.
I think the idea is pretty funny, and I've done some crazy things in the name of food before, so perhaps if I actually had a Chick-fil-A nearby, I would score a free meal. What about you? Would you dress like a cow to get a free meal?
I don't live near a Chick-fil-A, but from what I hear it's a fantastic fast food mecca. If you happen to live near one and don't mind making a fool of yourself, you should head down tomorrow (July 13th) to celebrate Cow Appreciation Day. If you come dressed as a cow, you'll even get a free combo meal. Just make sure that it's "fully dressed" and not "partially dressed" - after all, partially dressed will only get you an entree.
If you're interested and look forward to dressing as a cow, be sure to find a location near you.