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From picnics to potlucks, Chick-fil-A has you covered.

From backyard BBQs and swim meets to family reunions, summer weather brings an endless list of fun outdoor activities — and they often call for feeding a crowd! Knowing how much food to bring can be a challenge, though, which is why Chick-fil-A has created this handy guide for catering your next summer gathering.

SWIM MEETS

It’s your turn to bring post-meet snacks for the swim team = one small Chocolate Chunk Cookie Tray

Whether a victory or consolation prize, the snacks waiting for the team after the meet are almost as fun as the meet itself. This cookie tray will take post-swim snacks to the next level with its large chunks of semi-sweet dark and milk chocolate combined with wholesome oats.

Don’t forget the drinks = add Honest Kids® Apple Juice boxes and individual bottles of low-fat milk or water

Catering orders also can include single-serving milk, juice and water for when you need beverage options and don’t have a moment more to spare.

And the first race starts at 8 a.m. = add one large Chick-n-Minis Tray and one Catering Coffee

Who is the hero of the morning? The person who picks up breakfast for all of the other parents. A hot cup of medium-roast coffee combined with delicious, slightly sweet Chick-n-Minis will start everyone’s day the right way.

BEACH TRIP

Spending a day at the beach with the family = four Chick-fil-A Chicken Sandwich Packaged Meals

Chick-fil-A packaged meals offer everything you need in a portable container, which takes the hassle out of packing a picnic for the beach. A Chick-fil-A Chicken Sandwich, bag of Waffle Potato Chips and a Chocolate Chunk Cookie will have everyone happy.

The weather is looking pretty warm = try four Grilled Cool Wrap Packaged Meals

If the weather is hot, you might want to try an option with less calories than the Chicken Sandwich. The Grilled Cool Wrap offers grilled chicken, cheese and veggies in a mess-free flaxseed flour flat bread. The best part? It’s served with a side of avocado lime ranch dressing.

Let’s make drinks easy = add one gallon Freshly Brewed Iced Tea and one gallon Chick-fil-A Lemonade

Why choose between iced tea (order it sweet or unsweet) and lemonade, when you can get both? And for those who know the joy of an Arnold Palmer, the best choice is not to choose at all! Half tea, half lemonade makes for the perfect summer beverage.

FAMILY REUNION

The family reunion is this afternoon, and you just realized it is a potluck = one large Chilled Grilled Chicken Sub Sandwich Tray

Everyone will think you made these delicious sandwiches from scratch since they’re not a part of the regular Chick-fil-A menu. Grilled chicken breast is thinly sliced and served on a multigrain baguette with Colby Jack cheese, baby greens and sliced tomato. For those who like their chicken spicy, order the Spicy Chilled Grilled Chicken Sub Sandwich Tray instead.

Wait, do I really have that many cousins? = add one medium Chick-n-Strips Tray

Mouth-watering Chick-n-Strips will always save the day when you don’t know how many mouths to feed.

Do you think anyone will bring a dessert? = add one Fruit Tray

The Fruit Tray can pull double duty at parties. For the health conscious, the fruit tray brings a beautiful spread of mandarin oranges, fresh strawberries, red and green apples, and blueberries. And for anyone with a sweet tooth, it comes with a delicious side of caramel dipping sauce.

FOURTH OF JULY PARTY

You’re throwing a Fourth of July party = one small Chick-fil-A Nugget Tray

Chick-fil-A Nuggets may be the ultimate party food. They are bite-sized, packed with flavor and satisfy just about anyone. Just don’t forget one of our six delicious sauces.

Your daughter invited all of her friends, too = upgrade to a large Chick-fil-A Nugget Tray

Don’t worry if your party keeps growing and growing; a large nugget tray feeds up to 25 people.

And half of them recently became vegetarian = add one large Superfood Side Tray

This vegetarian-friendly combination of Broccolini®, kale, dried cherries and nuts topped with a maple vinaigrette dressing packs a punch to the taste buds without packing the calories.

BACKYARD BARBECUE

Let’s fire up the grill with some friends = one Garden Salad Tray and one gallon Freshly Brewed Iced Tea

You may be cooking the entree, but let Chick-fil-A take care of the sides. The Garden Salad Tray features a fresh bed of chopped Romaine lettuce topped with shredded red cabbage and carrots, shredded jack and cheddar cheeses, and grape tomatoes. And no barbecue is complete without iced tea – your choice of sweetened or unsweetened.

We have some picky eaters = add one small Chick-fil-A Nugget Tray

The little ones need to eat something other than ketchup, so bring in reinforcements in the form of a tray of mouth-watering nuggets.

Party happening on a Sunday = make that a Chilled Chick-fil-A Nugget Tray

Hosting on a Sunday? Just pick up a reheatable Chick-fil-A Nugget Tray to heat and serve at your convenience.

Why won’t the grill light up? = add one Grilled Chicken Bundle

It’s the same result as grilling out, but without your clothes smelling like smoke – plus, it’s a lot less work. Everyone can build their own grilled chicken sandwiches with a spread that includes tender Chick-fil-AÒ Grilled Chicken breasts, multigrain brioche buns, green leaf lettuce, tomatoes, Colby-Jack cheese, applewood smoked bacon and Honey Roasted Barbecue Sauce.

IT’S AS EASY AS OPENING THE CHICK-FIL-A APP

Catering orders are easy to place. Simply visit https://www.chick-fil-a.com/OrderFood or open the Chick-fil-A One app. In-app, your order can be placed with just a few taps (Menu > Find a restaurant > Choose restaurant > Catering). Whether using the app or ordering online, you can earn points with every order by logging into your Chick-fil-A One account. After a couple of family gatherings, you will be a Chick-fil-A One Red Member in no time.

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