Dueling Restaurants: Chick-Fil-A


Kaliyah Luna, Journalist

Chick-Fil-A all began with Truett Cathy, the original diner, at the Dwarf Grill in the Atlanta suburb of Hapeville in 1946. To expand their business they first started in a mall, then in 1986, they opened their first stand-alone restaurant on North Druid Hills Road in Atlanta. Since then, Chick-Fil-A has gone on to chain their brand, with nearly 3,000 locations worldwide. 

The location I chose to attend was the one on Rancho Dr. Though the line was long, even for a Chick-Fil-A, it did not take long for our order to be taken. They had their staff with tablets, going car to car to take customers orders. While I was waiting, the staff was being kind, and they did not express any form of disrespect, even with the stressful line. I wanted to keep things fair, so  I chose to get a spicy chicken sandwich with no pickles and Chick-Fil-A sauce. After more waiting in the line, we finally got to the drive-thru window. After we received our meals, we went home to enjoy our food.

The sandwich was very delicious. It didn’t come with a sauce already on the sandwich, like the one at Popeyes, but I used Chick-Fil-A sauce to substitute. The sandwich was not as crispy, or big, as the one from Popeyes, but it was still tasty. Although it was just as fulfilling as the one from Popeyes, this sandwich only resulted in 463 calories, not including the added Chick-Fil-A sauce. In conclusion, I would recommend Chick-fil-a to everyone who would like anything inexpensive and tasty.