Chick-fil-A beats all fast foods


Savannah Doane, Reporter

Do you ever have the problem of trying to decide where to go out to eat? I do all the time. However, this problem is quickly resolved for me because I’m always drawn to get the food that tops any other fast food place I could go to, Chick-fil-A.

Many fast food places customer service is not even close to matching Chick-fil-A’s. For instance, how many times have you gone to a McDonald’s or a Taco Bell and the person taking your order through the intercom sounds like they’d rather be anywhere but there? Half the time when you order food for dine-in, they don’t even say anything, they just look at you like, “dude, what?” Employees at Chick-fil-A also stand out in the rain, snow, blazing heat or freezing cold and take orders politely and respectfully with a good attitude. Chick-fil-A employees say, “my pleasure” after every single customer says, “thank you.” I highly doubt it’s their pleasure to stand out in poor conditions to take your order, but they still speak to you in a genuine and friendly way.

Some fast food drive-thru employees are also extremely stingy when handing out condiments, and I still have yet to find out why. When I ask for barbeque sauce or ketchup at McDonald’s, I only find like 2 packets of ketchup and one barbeque cup in the bag. I literally have 10 chicken nuggets and a large fry. There is definitely not enough sauce there to double dip all 10 of my nuggets. And the ketchup for my fries? I have to squeeze out the last drop of ketchup just to get enough. That’s too much work. I don’t have time for that.

Along with being polite and friendly to all the customers, let’s discuss the reason why most people go to Chick-fil-A in the first place, and personally my favorite part: the food. There’s only one word fit to describe Chick-fil-A’s food: heavenly. The chicken is savory and crispy, and the sweet bun and juicy pickles that typically come with the classic chicken sandwich add to the fresh, satisfying taste. Many people like all kinds of different fast food, but Chick-fil-A’s food is better than all of them, and is definitely healthier than places like McDonald’s, Wendy’s and Burger King.

According to FatSecret, a McDonald’s 10-count chicken nugget contains 450 calories, while a 12-count Chick-fil-A nugget contains only 400 calories. Even with 2 extra nuggets added into their mix, Chick-fil-A’s nuggets are still healthier. Although they serve fast food, both Chick-fil-A and Wendy’s have healthier alternatives on their menu such as salads, fruit cups and wraps. When it comes to salads, Chick-fil-A still has the healthier option when compared to a salad at Wendy’s. A Wendy’s Apple Pecan Chicken salad contains 560 calories, while Chick-fil-A’s Southwest Chargrilled Chicken salad contains 250. In terms of Burger King, their “original chicken sandwich” contains 660 calories and 40 grams of fat. Chick-fil-A’s original chicken sandwich? 440 calories with 19 grams of fat.

Throughout all of my experiences at these other fast food chains, Chick-fil-A will always have my vote as the best fast food chain ever.