Since its debut in 1964, the original Chick-fil-A Chicken Sandwich has been a hit with millions of people nationwide. What’s the secret to its popularity?
While it seems simple – just a lightly breaded chicken breast with two pickles between a toasted, buttered bun – every part of the Chick-fil-A chicken sandwich is truly an original. And it all goes back to the creation of the sandwich more than 50 years ago.
There are Chick-fil-A fans. And then there are Chick-fil-A fans. In the first group we’ve got the folks who love the Original Chicken Sandwich. You bring nugget trays to parties and you’re just a little bit sad on Sundays because you have to wait 24 hours for a Chicken Biscuit. You’re earning treats left and right on the Chick-fil-A One app and the team members at your local restaurant know your name.
Springfield, Illinois is gearing up for some unexpected attention as a special Chick-fil-A opens on 2431 Wabash Ave on March 10th. While it's the city’s first full-service Chick-fil-A, it also happens to be the 2000th restaurant the Atlanta-based company has opened in its 70 year history.
When word spread that Chick-fil-A was experimenting with serving chicken and waffles at a few middle Georgia restaurants back in 2014, it created quite the stir. While the southern breakfast combo isn't on the menu—nor is it slated to make a future debut—it is a favorite sweet-and-savory meal Chick-fil-A Chef Brian Kolodziej makes at home.