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Sep 11 2018
2 weeks ago
2:35 PM MDT

I Came to Chick-fil-A for the FREE Nuggets, But Here’s Why I’ll Be Back Again…

Sep 11, 2018 @ 2:35 PM MDT
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We’ve been loving on this fast-food chain a lot lately ❤️🐔

You’ve probably noticed we’ve been posting a lot about Chick-fil-A lately. Trust me, it’s for the best reasons! Of all the fast food chains in the U.S., I can’t even express how great our recent experience with Chick-fil-A was — seriously, I’m beyond impressed!

Between the free food offers, the impeccable customer service, and the welcoming atmosphere, I’m already planning to head back ASAP… and no, they are not paying us to rave about them and they didn’t pay this awesome lady either!

Here are some reasons why we love this restaurant:

The have fun and silly promotions.

chick-fil-a is one of the best fast food chains out there – cute kids in Chik-fil-A cow costumes

Held every year in July, Cow Appreciation Day calls for Chick-fil-A diners to dress like a cow to get a FREE breakfast, lunch, or dinner entrée! It’s a hilarious day filled with the funniest costumes you’ll ever see. I love helping my daughter get her outfit ready for the event!

If free food for one day isn’t enough, you can stake out the line at a Chick-fil-A grand opening to get free food for a full YEAR! No joke — if you’re one of the first 100 guests inside, you will be awarded with a digital offer card that is pre-loaded with a whopping 52 Chick-fil-A meals, so one FREE meal per week. 🍗

chick-fil-a is one of the best fast food chains out there – chick-fil-a cow calendar with promotion card

They also have the Cow Calendar, though this yearly tradition that’s been around since 1998 is being discontinued after 2018. 😢 It came with both a 12-month calendar featuring photos of (you guessed it) COWS! Along with the calendar, they had a promotion card with monthly free food offers at Chick-fil-A!

I’m bummed they’re ending this program but here’s to hoping they have something just as fun and rewarding in the works to take its place!

Their Chick-fil-A ONE app is filled with free food.

If you love scoring freebies on delicious chicken, you need the Chick-fil-A ONE app! Now through September 29th, ALL Chick-fil-A restaurants nationwide are giving away FREE eight-count Chick-fil-A Nuggets when you sign into your Chick-fil-A One account on the app! 😋

And that’s just the start of it! Chick-fil-A sends out promotions at the store level, regional level, and national level, so it’s worth checking into your app often to see if there are any new offers just for your specific area.

The have healthy, low-carb options — seriously!

chick-fil-a is one of the best fast food chains out there – chick-fil-a grilled chicken nuggets

The words “healthy” and “fast food” typically aren’t found in the same sentence, but at Chick-fil-A, you can actually find low-carb dining options which is especially great if you follow the keto diet like I do! Remember that free nugget offer I just mentioned? Well, those come in an unbreaded, grilled option as well, so you can score the low-carb nugget freebie until September 29th!

They have the BEST customer service, ever!

chick-fil-a is one of the best fast food chains out there – Chick-fil-A One member rewards

Chick-fil-A goes above and beyond for their customers, which is rare to find, especially at a fast-food restaurant. They efficiently take orders, bring the food to your table, and do it all with a genuine smile on their face! When I went, the restaurant was really crowded, but I have to say that I was so impressed at how quickly the lines moved — our food was brought out to us in a matter of minutes without any order errors.

Even sweeter, they brought us a free ice cream. I’m pretty sure they just had too many so they asked if we wanted it! Um, YES! 

It’s the little things for me – like being in love with their motion activated trash cans – no more touching gross, germy, and dirty trash cans!

“We went there for dinner tonight and it was our first trip out with the new baby. The people at our Chick-fil-A were so nice, and they even came and got our tray when we were done so we could get out of there quickly with the car seat! The teenagers working there that day constantly said ‘It’s my pleasure’ with a smile on their faces… what more could ya want! Great manners!” — Amber at Hip2Save

The drive-thru is dog approved. 🐶

chick-fil-a is one of the best fast food chains out there – My dog is a fan, too!

Many Chick-fil-A drive-thrus have a box of Milk-Bone dog treats at the window and will offer them to pup passengers. Note that this isn’t available at all locations.

They treat their employees like family.

chick-fil-a is one of the best fast food chains out there – alana with s. truett cathy statue

It’s not hard to see that employees at Chick-fil-A actually enjoy their job. And given all the positive reinforcement, job perks, and that luxurious fried chicken smell, I can’t blame them! Some of my own team members started their working careers there!

“I worked for Chick-fil-A for many years, and the best part for me was I never had to worry about lunch! Our operator provided a meal for every 8-hour shift you worked. This saved me so much money. Plus, we received one meal before or after our shift at 50% off. Now, to me, you can never eat too much Chick-fil-A, so I would eat there two times a day – never paying more than $5 at a time. Because our location was very involved in the community, we also received free or discounted sessions at Burn Fitness and the YMCA.” — Alana at Hip2Save

“I love everything about Chick-fil-A. I started working there when I was in high school/early college, mainly because I would get Sundays off and I loved the food. But soon after training and learning more about the company, I fell in love with their business practice/standards, how they make their food (loved it even more after seeing that!), and how they give back to the community. It truly is one of the best places to work!” — Mary at Hip2Save

“I worked there back in the 1900s, 😂 but I liked that they offered scholarships, flexible schedules, and a positive working environment, which you often don’t find in entry-level fast food jobs. The franchise operators always hop in and run everything from the food prep to cashiering, so they are actively involved vs. a restaurant like McDonald’s where it’s hands off.” — Angela at Hip2Save

You can take guided backstage tours.

chick-fil-a is one of the best fast food chains out there – billboard with text to send pictures of guest tours

At their headquarters in Atlanta, you can take a tour of the home office and learn about the history, culture, and business model established by founder Truett Cathy back in the 1960s!

But even if you don’t live in that area, you’re still in luck — customers can take tours of the restaurants, too! Inquire with a manager about days and times to tour the back-of-house at your local Chick-fil-A.

Still don’t believe how great Chick-fil-A is?

Check out what Carissa Cropper had to say on Facebook about her own trip to the restaurant! 🤣 I just love her.

There it is, our eternal love letter to Chick-fil-A. 💌

We came for the free nuggets, but they’ve made us customers for life. Keep up the amazing work, Chick-fil-A, and we’ll be seeing you soon! 🐔

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