Chick-fil-A Tests New Grain Bowl featuring Quinoa, Butternut Squash and Goat Cheese
ATLANTA, Ga. (Aug. 29, 2016) – This fall, Chick-fil-A® is bringing fresh new flavors to its menu in select markets with two new grain bowl options: the Harvest Kale & Grain Bowl and Egg White Grill Grain Bowl. In an effort to offer both the classic menu items customers know and love, alongside more nutritious options, Chick-fil-A is testing the grain bowls while continuing to offer customer favorites like the original Chick-fil-A® Chicken Sandwich, Chicken Biscuits and Nuggets. Beginning August 29, customers can visit participating restaurants in the San Francisco Bay Area, Sacramento, Tampa, Fla. and Huntsville, Ala. to order the new menu items.
The Harvest Kale & Grain Bowl features a hearty blend of red quinoa, white quinoa and farro, roasted butternut squash and diced apples on a fresh bed of chopped kale. It is topped with a goat and feta cheese blend and tart dried cherries and served with a blend of roasted nuts (walnuts, almonds and pecans) and new Light Balsamic Vinaigrette dressing. Each bowl is made fresh daily in Chick-fil-A restaurant kitchens and can be ordered during lunch or dinner hours with or without grilled, sliced chicken. The new Harvest Kale & Grain Bowl with chicken contains 370 calories and 22 grams of protein and starts at $8.19. The vegetarian option contains 300 calories and 9 grams of protein and starts at $6.75.
Chick-fil-A is also testing a new Egg White Grill Grain Bowl in participating restaurants. This new breakfast entrée includes the same grain blend of red quinoa, white quinoa and farro, as along with scrambled egg whites, grilled chicken and a Monterey jack/cheddar cheese blend. With 220 calories and 29 grams of protein, the Egg White Grill Grain Bowl is a satisfying, nutritious way to start the day. The Egg White Grill Grain Bowl starts at $4.95.
“While we will always serve the classic menu items we’re known for, we are also excited to try new ingredients that we hope will satisfy our customers’ requests and allow us to stay on-top of new flavor trends,” said David Farmer, vice president of menu strategy and development. “Our new Harvest Kale & Grain Bowl and Egg White Grill Grain Bowl are nutritious, hearty options for breakfast, lunch or dinner! We hope customers in the test markets think they’re delicious; we can’t wait to find out what they think to help determine if these items should be added to menus nationwide.”
The new Harvest Kale & Grain Bowl and Egg White Grill Grain Bowl will only be available in participating restaurants during a limited-time test. Chick-fil-A will evaluate customer feedback following the test to determine if the new menu items will rollout nationwide in the future.
About Chick-fil-A, Inc.
Atlanta-based Chick-fil-A, Inc. is a family owned and privately held restaurant company founded in 1964 by S. Truett Cathy. Devoted to serving the local communities in which its franchised restaurants operate, and known for its original chicken sandwich, Chick-fil-A serves freshly prepared food in more than 2,000 restaurants in 43 states and Washington, D.C.
Chick-fil-A system sales exceeded $6 billion in 2015, which marks 48 consecutive years of sales growth. Chick-fil-A earned a top spot in the 2015 Customer Service Hall of Fame for the second year in a row and is the only quick service restaurant to make the Customer Service Hall of Fame. The company was also the only restaurant brand named to the Top 10 “Best Companies to Work For” by 24/7 Wall Street. More information on Chick-fil-A is available on the chain’s website located at www.chick-fil-a.com.
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