Chick-fil-a

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  1. Ken Anderson

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    I haven't been in a Chick-fil-A since I left North Carolina in 2008 but, as fast food places went, I always thought Chick-fil-A was one of the best. Actually, I'm not sure about their lunches because I have only been to Chick-fil-A for breakfast, and I loved their breakfast burritos. The bacon, egg & cheese biscuit and the sausage, egg & cheese biscuit were good too, but those are even good at McDonalds.

    Although I doubt that it's a hiring requirement, Chick-fil-A employees were usually Christian and always polite. Christian music would be playing in the background and, since I would usually stop there an hour or so before starting work, I would take that time to read over breakfast and coffee, and if I was reading a Christian book, one of the employees would often have read it. That was a plus for me, although I understand that it might be a minus for others.

    Chick-fil-A has been denied a place in several malls because of its refusal to open on Sunday, since mall management wants to have a full food court on Sunday. Often, you'll find a stand-alone Chick-fil-A near a mall rather than in one.

    The first Chick-fil-A in Maine just opened in Bangor, and a second one is supposed to be opening somewhere further south before long.
     
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    When we had the bad snowstorm here a couple of years ago, Chick-fil-A was handing out free meals to stranded motorists, and even letting them sleep in the warm restaurant until someone could come and pick them up.
    You have to understand that a bad snowstorm here in Alabama means we got 1-2 inches of snow; but even so, it devastates everyone and stops all traffic for hours and hours, even emergency vehicles.
    I think that this one started around mid-day, before people had left work early to get home before the storm started. But then, the snow came down sooner than expected, and all of those motorists were trapped on the slick freeways.
    We have a friend who lives near Birmingham, and she had her granddaughter with her (who spent the day in daycare usually), and they left to go home in the early afternoon. They were still stranded on the freeway until well after midnight, and finally one of the rescue trucks picked them up and got them off of the freeway and to a spot where her husband could drive to and pick Sharil and Abby up.
    Many others walked until they got off of the freeways, and since the Chick-fil-A was near an exit area, that is where a lot of the stranded people ended up.
    Instead of closing, Chick-fil-A stayed open all night, and served frozen travelers hot coffee and chicken sandwiches, until they ran completely out of food themselves, and didn't charge anyone for it. People slept in the little booths until they could get a way back home again.
    It was a wonderful example of a company helping out the community.
     
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    I've never been in a one. I looked at the menu once online and decided it was on the high side in sodium.

    There was only one around here and it was near In-n-out burger, so I always went there instead. I think it may be gone now and some other fast food joint is in its place. I don't remember seeing it last time I drove back from my daughter's...it's right where I get off my last Hwy.

    I just don't eat at fast food places, once in a blue moon I'll go for an in-n-out.

    I just looked and did see there is still one about 4 miles from me. Not too many here though.
     
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    Haven't got a clue what one is @Ken Anderson. Did it come over on the Mayflower :)
     
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    LOL...me neither HG....but I'd like to know what it is... :D
     
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    Awh bless us. We are cute don't you think xx ;)
     
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    ...enough with the Mayflower, already!;)
     
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    natch...lol :D
     
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    I still dint know what one is though. Guess,what I am thinking and just said it in my head :p
     
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    Chick-fil-A, is simply a great restaurant, serving great chicken and other meals. The service is fast and friendly, and they treat their employees extremely well. My granddaughter works there. The girls work the counter and the boys work the kitchen, as a rule, and they answer every customer with "It's my pleasure".

    When her Dad (my sil), died, she had huge problems with depression and walked off the job,in tears. The Manager kept in touch, and later, after counseling, she stopped by to eat, the Manager came out to talk with them and invited her to come back. She did and is happy working there. She thinks it is Super to have Sundays off!
     
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    Yes, I know Brits are more liberal in a way. I have no problem with gay marriage or gay people but I'm a moderate.

    In-n-out Burger is also a very good company. They pay their employees very well compared to other fast food places. A couple years ago a worker there was getting $10 an hour which is well above what the other places paid.

    Also a manager could earn $100,000 a year.
     
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    They also opened on a Sunday to offer free food to those who were lining up to give blood for victims of the LGBT club shooting in Orlando, Florida, as well as to law enforcement people who were on the scene, which was also reported on Vibe. One of their stores was near the LGBT club that was the site of the shooting.
     
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    I never said they were a bad company @Ken Anderson just that I haven't eaten there after looking at the menu nutrition online.

    I was just also explaining to Honey and Holly what it is. To say it's just a fast food place wouldn't give the whole picture

    If their nutritional value was a little better I would probably give it a try. They are few and far between here though and I don't think I've ever seen one near the places my daughter goes.
     
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    I know, @Chrissy Cross. I just wanted to mention that for the sake of balance. A lot of people equate disagreement with hatred and they're not necessarily the same thing.
     
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    I understand. I didn't read the Wikipedia article just gave it as a link. I have nothing against them. I'm not one to boycott any food places for whatever reason.
     
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    Actually In-n-out has bible references on some of its cups, etc.



    Bible versesEdit
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    Bible reference on the bottom of an In-N-Out drink cup
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    Bible reference on wrapper of an In-N-Out Double-Double
    In-N-Out prints bible citations in small print on areas of packaging. The practice began in the 1980s during Rich Snyder's presidency,[55] a reflection of the Christian beliefs held by the Snyder family.

    Anyway, back to Chick fil A....didn't mean to hijack with another fast food place. Maybe I'll do a review of in-n-out later.
     
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    We have to drive a bit to get to Chick Fil-A. I had a coupon so we went and the drive thru line was inncredibly long. When I think about it it was the Grand Opening. Never made it back there.
     
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  21. Ken Anderson

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    We ate at Chick-fil-A today. It was hugely busy, probably because it's new and the first one in Maine. It turns out the manager is from Millinocket, where I live, although he hasn't lived in Millinocket in a while. The service was good, particularly given the very long line, and the food was good.
     
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    The lines are always long at in-n-out unless you get there when it opens...but it moves quickly. It's a very simple menu.
     
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    I never seen an In-N-Out, so guess we don't have one. The closest we have to it is probably Carl's I think. I'll take Bobert there so he can get their enormous burgers, and I will get a couple of orders of fried zucchini for myself.

    We have lots of Chic-fil-A's, but I'm not a chicken kind of gal. I guess I just ate to much of it while raising my family. But I do take Bobert there, and Izzy too if we are out and about.
     
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    What did you have?
     
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    They're nothing like Carl's. I'm not fond of Carl's, have only eaten there when I was doing Atkins and they came out with a no or low carb burger. Too bad though because I have one within walking distance...about 1/4 of a mile.
     
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