Sherman's Food Adventures: Chick Fil-A

Chick Fil-A

To be frank, I didn't even think I was going to write a post on my visit to Chick Fil-A.  As much as politics and social issues can be independent of food, it is not.  Everything in this world is connected somehow and we tend to not pay attention to where our food is sourced from, how it is produced (ethically or not) and/or the views of ownership of restaurants, food producers and suppliers.  If we go over everything with a fine-tooth comb, I'm sure something down the line may not be consistent with our personal beliefs and way-of-life.  Hence, Chick Fil-A falls into that category as the CEO is not exactly a supporter of same-sex marriage.  With that in mind, we were interested in the food only and paid it a visit.

Staying at the Coast Hotel right next to the Bellevue location of Chick Fil-A meant we had easy access to the crazy busy restaurant.  Thank goodness as the traffic needed to be controlled by police.  To get a sense of the menu, we had to get the Chick Fil-A Chicken Sandwich with a hand-breaded chicken breast and pickles on a buttered bun.  As simple as this was, the moist and adequately seasoned chicken within the soft bun was an enjoyable sandwich.  My son decided to try the Chicken Strips Kid's Meal which featured a side of Waffle Fries and a beverage.  These chicken tenders were good with the same qualities as the sandwich.  The side of fries were okay, but I would've liked them crispier.

For Viv, she went for the Spicy Chicken Deluxe Sandwich sporting lettuce, tomato, pickles and pepperjack cheese.  Again, the chicken breast was on point with a peppery coating that wasn't overwhelming.  The lettuce and tomato had a nice cooling effect.  Fresh off the heels of the Shaft Burger at Burger Claim, I went for something healthier in the Grilled Chicken Club Sandwich.  Okay, somewhat healthier because it consisted of smoked applewood bacon, Colby cheese, lettuce, tomato and honey roasted BBQ sauce.  Interestingly, I found the grilled chicken to be even juicier than the fried version.  With a nice char and seasoning, this sandwich was pretty tasty.  This pretty much sums up our experience at Chick Fil-A.  We went in with some reservations, but the food appeared and tasted fresh.  Pretty good for fast food.

The Good:
- They know how to prepared chicken breast
- Excellent service

The Bad:
- A bit pricier than other fast food joints
- Waffle fries could be crispier

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