VRMC now offers Chick-fil-A meal options to employees and guests
There’s a new meal option available for employees and guests at Valley Regional Medical Center in Brownsville. The hospital on Tuesday announced the addition of Chick-fil-A services at the hospital’s Window’s Grille cafeteria. Along with its signature chicken sandwiches, colleagues and visitors will have access to healthy menu items such as salads, grilled chicken wraps, and grilled chicken subs, VRMC stated in a media release. The new Chick-fil-A location at VRMC is open 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. “We are excited for even more facility improvement projects scheduled for 2022 that focus on serving our patients, colleagues, physicians, and community.”myrgv.com
Another Chick-fil-A, another Dunkin, another 16 South Florida places failing inspection
A Sick and Shut Down List record of 16 restaurants failed inspection last week, so let’s get right to the paint brushes used for basting, Brickell roaches, another Dunkin Donuts and even a Chick-Fil-A that got closed like it was a Sunday.news.yahoo.com
Taco Bell enters chicken sandwich wars with its own spin: A taco version
The Yum Brands chain will become at least the fourth fast-food brand to announce a chicken sandwich in the last month. The Crispy Chicken Sandwich Tacos are served in flatbread with a piece of crispy tortilla chicken and chipotle sauce and will sell for $2.49 each. Taco Bell also teased that the taco won't be the only new crispy chicken item hitting menus this year. McDonald's told investors last year that it's doubling down on chicken, including the launch of its own chicken sandwich on Wednesday. Restaurant Brand International's Burger King is testing a hand-breaded chicken sandwich for a nationwide launch.cnbc.com
Chick-fil-A adds spicy chicken sandwich to menu for limited time
SAN ANTONIO – Another spicy chicken sandwich is coming to San Antonio. Chick-fil-A is kicking off 2021 by adding a grilled spicy chicken deluxe sandwich to the menu for a limited time. The Grilled Spicy Deluxe offers the spicy flavors our guests have come to know and love, now available in a grilled option,” said Chick-fil-A director of menu and packaging Leslie Neslage. The grilled spicy deluxe sandwich will feature grilled chicken marinated in a spicy seasoning, served on a toasted multigrain brioche bun with Colby-Jack cheese, lettuce and tomato. Hard to believe that Popeyes chicken sandwich craze was already 2 years ago.
McDonald's will launch 3 chicken sandwiches next month as it doubles down on chicken
McDonald's will launch three chicken sandwiches in February as it tries to reach new customers with more poultry on its menu. Starting Feb. 24, consumers will be able to buy the Crispy Chicken Sandwich, Spicy Chicken Sandwich and the Deluxe Chicken Sandwich. The fast-food giant began testing the Crispy Chicken Sandwich in Houston and Knoxville, Tennessee, nearly a year ago. While the new chicken sandwiches are only part of that strategy, Joe Erlinger, president of McDonald's USA, said at the time that the new options will help consumers look at McDonald's differently. Other rivals have seen success challenging Chick-fil-A with a chicken sandwich, particularly Popeyes.cnbc.com
Stocks making the biggest moves in the premarket: IAC/Interactive, Ford, Eastman Kodak & more
Google told CNBC it is reviewing "enforcement options," while IAC said it had collaborated closely with Google on an extensive review and approval of its entire Chrome product line last year. IAC shares sank more than 3% in premarket trading. Ford Motor (F) – Ford is delaying the launch of its new Bronco SUV until the summer, due to pandemic-related problems at its suppliers. The vehicle had been scheduled to debut in the spring and Ford said more than 90,000 customers have pre-ordered the new Bronco. Exxon shares were off 1.5% in the premarket.cnbc.com
Police: Woman posing as FBI agent sought free fast food
ROCKMART, Ga. – Police have jailed a woman in Georgia accused of pretending to be an FBI agent to score a free fast-food meal, saying she allegedly threatened to arrest restaurant workers if they didn’t serve her a complimentary bite. Kimberly Ragsdale, 47, of Dallas, was charged Thursday with impersonating a public officer following repeated attempts to get free meals at a Chick-Fil-A, according to a Rockmart Police arrest report obtained by news outlets. It added that the woman continued the farce as police arrived to arrest her in the restaurant parking lot Thursday, reportedly claiming to officers that she was an FBI agent and that her credentials were electronic. “You will not hear a real officer demand a meal anywhere,” Chief Randy Turner told news outlets. It was not immediately clear whether the woman had an attorney who could comment for her.
McDonald's to launch its fried chicken sandwich in the U.S. next year
Chick-fil-A and Popeyes will soon face another competitor in the battle for the best chicken sandwich. McDonald's told investors on Monday that it will release its Crispy Chicken Sandwich early next year in the United States. The sandwich features a fried chicken filet served on a buttery potato roll, topped with butter and pickles. McDonald's franchisees asked for a Southern-style chicken sandwich as Chick-fil-A's threat to their business grows. The sandwich is also part of McDonald's broader menu strategy to add more chicken items, because the category is growing faster than beef.cnbc.com
Chick-fil-A sauces to be sold in select retailers nationwide in 2021
Beginning next year, Chick-fil-A fans won’t have to go to the restaurant to get some of their favorite sauces. The restaurant chain announced earlier this week that 16-ounce bottles of its signature Chick-fil-A sauce and Polynesian sauce will be available for purchase nationwide at select retailers. San Antonio residents can currently purchase 8-ounce bottles of the sauces while placing an order for curbside or delivery from the Chick-fil-A app at select restaurants. The sauces will be priced around $3.49 per bottle, and with every purchase, all royalties Chick-fil-A receives will be donated to the Chick-fil-A Remarkable Futures™ Scholarship Initiative. RELATED: Chick-fil-A will start selling bottles of its signature sauce
Chick-fil-A employee rescues choking child in drive-thru line, company says
COLUMBUS, Georgia – A Chick-fiil-A employee in Columbus, Georgia, is being deemed a hero after rescuing a choking child in the drive-thru line, the company says. Chick-fil-A Employee and Eagle Scout “Cowboy” Rescues Choking Child in Drive Thru October 12, 2020 Columbus, GA... Posted by Chick-fil-A Manchester Expressway on Monday, October 12, 2020Zack “Cowboy” Kokenzie heard frantic cries coming from an SUV just outside of the drive-thru window. A father was also seen rushing to the back of the SUV, indicating something was very wrong, the restaurant said. I am proud of Zack, Justin, Zachary B. and our team for their quick thinking and quick responses. Chick-fil-A staff says it will continue to have multiple team members around the building to help provide quick service.
Chick-fil-A still not coming to airport despite Paxton’s claims following FAA investigation, city says
SAN ANTONIO – Despite reports claiming the popular chicken restaurant, Chick-Fil-A, is being offered a lease in the San Antonio Airport, the city says right now it’s standing by the city council’s decision made last year not to do so. RELATED: Lawsuit over Chick-fil-A removal at San Antonio airport tossed by state appeals courtOn Sunday, the city responded to KSAT with the following statement:“The FAA has not ordered the City of San Antonio to have Chick-Fil-A at its airport. The City itself offered to resolve the FAA investigation informally following Chick-Fil-A’s publicly stated change-of-position on its charitable giving policy. Any placement of Chick-Fil-A at the San Antonio Airport is ultimately contingent on Chick-Fil-A’s continued interest and approval by the City Council. Unfortunately, and ironically, AG Paxton’s false declaration of victory significantly jeopardizes the potential for a mutually beneficial and amicable resolution."
Chick-fil-A is adding new menu items that are perfect for chocolate lovers
Chick-fil-A will add a new brownie and two new coffee drinks to the menu starting on Monday. The chicken chain said the new chocolate fudge brownie and a new blend of THRIVE Farmers hot coffee will remain on the menu year-round. A seasonal beverage, the mocha cream cold brew, will be offered for a limited time at participating restaurants. The brownie includes melted semi-sweet chocolate mixed with fudgy chunks, while the cold coffee includes cold brew, sweetened cream and chocolate syrup over ice. Leslie Neslage, director of menu and packaging at Chick-fil-A, said the items received “positive responses” after they were tested in select markets last year.
Lawsuit over Chick-fil-A removal at San Antonio airport tossed by state appeals court
A state appeals court has rejected a conservative group’s lawsuit over the city’s decision to remove Chick-fil-A from the San Antonio International Airport due to its stance on the LBGTQ community. The group alleged the city’s “continued exclusion of Chick-fil-A” was a violation of the statute, according to the ruling from the Fourth Court of Appeals. It was in response to a new San Antonio contract with a concessionaire that excluded Chick-fil-A. Agreement reached to provide records related to city’s decision to ban Chick-fil-A at airportFive conservatives filed the lawsuit days after the law took effect, the ruling states. City Council’s vote to exclude Chick-Fil-A at San Antonio’s airport draws applause, criticismThat contract excluded Chick-fil-A, but brought in locally branded concepts like Boss Bagel, Local Coffee and Smoke Shack.
Chick-fil-A is launching a meal kit as more people eat at home
Chick-fil-A is rolling out a meal kit as more people eat at home because of the coronavirus pandemic. Each individual restaurant will decide whether to offer the meal kits, but Chick-fil-A expects at least half of its locations to opt in. Most meal kit companies operate as subscription services. The Chick-fil-A meal kits can only be ordered individually for delivery or pickup — Chick-fil-A hopes that people will pick up a dinner kit when they drive by for breakfast or lunch. This month, Chick-fil-A started selling 16-ounce bottles of its signature and Polynesian sauces at Publix, Target, Walmart and Winn-Dixie stores in Florida.
COVID-19 outbreak reported at Southeast Texas Chick-fil-A restaurants
BEAUMONT, Texas – More than a dozen Chick-fil-A employees have now tested positive for COVID-19 in Beaumont, according to 12NewsNow. The ABC affiliate reported that 11 more employees were confirmed to have tested positive on Friday evening after four earlier in the week. More than 100 employees from two Beaumont Chick-fil-A locations were tested for COVID-19 throughout the week. BREAKING: Jefferson County Judge Jeff Branick has told me that 11 more Beaumont @ChickfilA employees have tested positive for #coronavirus. #12NewsNow #COVID19 pic.twitter.com/XFnC8L8XUi — H. Tyler Seggerman (@TylerSeggerman) April 24, 2020Two Beaumont Chick-fil-A restaurants have been closed for several days, the Dowlen Road and College Street locations.
Trump spoke with restaurant company CEOs about coronavirus response
President Donald Trump spoke with executives of the largest U.S. restaurant companies on Tuesday about keeping drive-thru options open to feed people and financial support for the industry. Participants on the call with Trump included the CEOs of Domino's Pizza, Chick-fil-A, Subway, Restaurant Brands International, Bloomin' Brands, Yum Brands, Darden Restaurants, Papa John's, Wendy's and Raising Cane's. The White House said that the executives all committed encouraging customers to use drive-thru, pickup or delivery options in response to the coronavirus outbreak. In response the president indicated his support, saying that "I think you're really going to like what we're doing," the source said. BrandsAJ Kumaran, Co-CEO and COO, Raising Cane'sGene Lee, President and CEO, Darden RestaurantsRob Lynch, CEO, Papa JohnsTodd Penegor, CEO, Wendy'sMatt Shay, National Retail Federationcnbc.com
Chick-fil-A, Taco Bell and Starbucks are turning to drive-thrus as COVID-19 spreads
Chick-fil-A, Taco Bell and Starbucks are among the restaurants encouraging customers to grab their food and go. All three are making heavy use of their drive-thrus to distribute food, while still limiting crowds of customers from gathering. Even before the coronavirus ushered in an age of social distancing, drive-thru service was hugely popular in the U.S. Experts estimate that about 60% to 70% of a restaurant's sales come from the drive-thru, if they have one. In a segment with razor-thin margins like fast food, providing solid drive-thru service can be make or break.cnbc.com
Chick-fil-A restaurants temporarily closing dining room seating for social distancing
Chick-fil-A restaurants nationwide will temporarily be closing its dining room seating in an effort to reduce COVID-19 exposure through social distancing. Customers can still enjoy Chick-fil-A items by utilizing its drive-thrus, takeout, delivery or mobile order options, according to Chick-fil-a officials. As we navigate the evolving impact of coronavirus on our communities, we are temporarily closing our dining room seating to help limit person-to-person contact. We know these are challenging times, but we’ll continue to do our best to serve you.”COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the new virus, stands for coronavirus disease 2019. Abbott declares statewide emergency over coronavirus pandemic· What we know: San Antonio tourism hotspots impacted by the coronavirus
Chick-fil-A will start selling bottles of its signature sauce
(CNN) – Chick-fil-A is entering the grocery business with bottles of its signature and Polynesian sauces. Starting in April, the 16-ounce bottles will be sold in Florida at Publix, Target, Walmart and Winn-Dixie stores for around $3.49. Thrillist named Chick-fil-A's signature sauce, a blend of honey mustard and barbecue sauces, the second-best fast food sauce in the country. “Chick-fil-A Sauce and Polynesian Sauce are our two most popular sauces, which is why these flavors are leading the way.” For now, the pilot program is limited to Florida, but Chick-fil-A may one day roll the bottled sauces out nationally. In addition to selling the bottles in big box stores in Florida, some Florida locations of Chick-fil-A will also offer 8-ounce bottles of its signature, Polynesian, Barbeque, Honey Mustard and Garden Herb Ranch sauces with catering orders and for purchase staring this month.
You can get free nuggets at Chick-fil-A this month
SAN ANTONIO – If you’re a fan of Chick-fil-A chicken nuggets, you’re in luck! The restaurant is giving out free nuggets through the month of January as a way to say “thank you” to customers. Any guest who creates or signs in to Chick-fil-A’s One account through the restaurant’s mobile app will receive a free order of eight-count chicken nuggets, according to Chick-fil-A’s website. You can score free donuts at Duck Donuts on MondayCustomers can redeem the offer between Jan. 13 - Jan. 31 either in-store, in the drive-thru or through a mobile order on the app. “We are excited to surprise our guests with a free eight-count order of nuggets this month through our mobile app.”Chick-fil-A also announced it is adding a new item to its menu nationwide - a Kale Crunch Side.
Ruling Allows Conservative Activists to Continue Suit Against San Antonio for Excluding Chick-fil-A From Airport Contract
Greg Abbott seized on last year's council vote, claiming it was evidence that municipalities discriminate against religious groups. Republican Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is investigating whether the city violated laws with its decision. From local politics and culture to national news that hits close to home, San Antonio Current has been keeping San Antonio informed for years. If quality journalism is important to you, please consider a donation to San Antonio Current. Every reader contribution is valuable and so appreciated, and goes directly to support our coverage of critical issues and neighborhood culture.sacurrent.com
Popeyes pokes fun at Chick-fil-A with job ads seeking chicken sandwich makers who can work on Sunday
The chicken sandwich wars have infiltrated the "help wanted" section. Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen said it ran classified ads on Sunday in The New York Times, New York Post, Boston Globe and Miami Herald seeking applicants who can work Sundays and who have experience preparing chicken sandwiches. The contact on the classified ads is "SundayOpenings@Popeyes.com." Popeyes, owned by Restaurant Brands International, introduced a chicken sandwich to its national menu in August, prompting comparisons to sandwiches from Chick-fil-A, the biggest chicken chain in the U.S. by sales. Before long, the "chicken sandwich wars" were in full swing, with brands trading barbs on Twitter and an explosion of taste tests.cnbc.com
Why Chick-fil-A, Popeyes and McDonald's launched a chicken sandwich war in 2019
In fast food, Chick-fil-A has long dominated the chicken sandwich. In August 2019, Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen launched a chicken sandwich with pickles and a buttered bun. Chick-fil-A's rapid rise to the top has spooked competitors, including McDonald's, whose U.S. franchisees asked corporate to develop it's own competing chicken sandwich in July. McDonald's started testing a Crispy Chicken Sandwich in two markets, entering the chicken sandwich wars. Who's winning the chicken sandwich war?cnbc.com
Look out Chick-fil-A and Popeyes, McDonald's new chicken sandwich is 'really good,' analyst says
Chick-fil-A and Popeye's are about to get some new, crispy competition. Fast-food restaurant chain McDonald's is expected to launch a crispy chicken sandwich in the beginning of next year and Telsey Advisory Group said its going to be a "big U.S. hit for the chain." Chick-fil-A, Popeye's and Wendy's have achieved great success from the popularity of their chicken sandwiches. The so-called chicken wars have put pressure on McDonald's to find a competitive chicken option for the fast-food chain. "MCD's New Crispy Chicken Sandwich Tastes Really Good!"cnbc.com
McDonald’s is testing out a fried chicken sandwich in two cities
McDonald's is finally entering the fried chicken sandwich wars. The chain is testing out a crispy chicken sandwich, made with a fried chicken filet topped with butter and crinkle-cut pickles on a potato roll. McDonald's already serves the McChicken and has tested out a number of different chicken sandwiches, but its offerings have failed to inspire the type of excitement surrounding other popular fried chicken sandwiches. Fried chicken sandwiches have been a bright spot for fast food chains, boosting sales as visits to restaurants stagnate. Popeyes capitalized on the taste for chicken sandwiches with its fried chicken sandwich, which sold out within about two weeks of its launch this summer.
McDonald's is testing a chicken sandwich
McDonald's franchisees have asked for a Southern-style chicken sandwich as Chick-fil-A's threat to their business grows. The board of the National Owners Association, an independent franchisee group, wrote in an email in July that a chicken sandwich should be their top priority. The chain is testing a Crispy Chicken Sandwich in Houston and Knoxville, Tennessee. But the Chicago-based chain has not tested anything similar to Chick-fil-A's chicken sandwich since 2018, when it tested the Ultimate Chicken Sandwich in more than 160 locations in Washington state. Chick-fil-A's chicken sandwich has helped the chain become the nation's third-largest restaurant chain by sales, trailing only McDonald's and Starbucks.cnbc.com
Chick-fil-A will no longer donate to anti-LGBTQ organizations
Chick-fil-A is making major changes to its charitable foundation, ending donations to two organizations that have been criticized for being anti-LGBTQ. That list no longer includes the Salvation Army and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA). In 2018, the Chick-fil-A foundation donated $1.65 million to the FCA and $115,000 to The Salvation Army, the company revealed Monday. However, the Salvation Army says its services are available to all people, and the organization strongly refutes accusations that it is anti-LGBTQ. "In addition to refraining from financially supporting anti-LGBTQ organizations, Chick-fil-A still lacks policies to ensure safe workplaces for LGBTQ employees and should unequivocally speak out against the anti-LGBTQ reputation that their brand represents," said Drew Anderson, GLAAD's director of campaigns and rapid response.
Spurs fans can celebrate road wins with free items at Chick-fil-A
SAN ANTONIO – Chick-fil-A and the Spurs are teaming up to extend fans' celebrations after road victories. The restaurant chain on Thursday announced the Spurs Road Win-You Win promotion, which will offer free items to those with Chick-fil-A app accounts. Customers can claim their free offer after they scan their app or place a mobile order in the app. Free items will be available "for a limited time" after a road win, according to a news release. Because the chain is closed on Sunday, it will offer free items from a Saturday win on the following Monday.
News @ 9 Business Briefing: Unemployment rate in SA; Chick-fil-A controversy; Latest on SA Missions
SAN ANTONIO - From the latest on the City Council's vote to exclude Chick-fil-A from the airport to the future of the San Antonio Missions baseball team, there has been a lot going on in the business world. San Antonio Express-News business editor Greg Jefferson spoke with KSAT News at 9's Myra Arthur about why the city's unemployment rate doesn't tell the whole story, how documents are shedding new light on the controversial vote to exclude Chick-fil-A from the airport and the future of the San Antonio Missions baseball team. Click here to read Jefferson's work on the SAEN website. WATCH THE INDIVIDUAL SEGMENTS BELOW:Copyright 2019 by KSAT - All rights reserved.
Popeyes' chicken sandwich to return in November
Popeyes' chicken sandwich will return to stores Nov. 3. In August, the Restaurant Brands International chain sold out of its new chicken sandwich in a little more than two weeks. Customers who wanted to compare the new sandwich to Chick-fil-A's classic chicken sandwich reported long lines inside restaurants and at the drive-thru. To prepare for consumer demand of the chicken sandwich, one Popeyes franchisee is planning on hiring 400 more employees, according to a Bloomberg report. Thanks to the launch of the sandwich, Popeyes had its best quarter in nearly two decades, reporting U.S. same-store sales growth of more than 10%.cnbc.com
Chick-fil-A's first UK location will close after pressure from LGBTQ rights group
Chick-fil-A opened its first location in the United Kingdom in early October. A little more than a week later, the British shopping center leasing the location has already said it will not extend the restaurant's six-month lease, BBC reported Friday. The Oracle shopping center in Reading faced pressure from a local LGBTQ rights group, Reading Pride, according to the BBC. This six month pilot licensed location in Reading, UK is part of our exploration in international markets." Read more about the shopping center's decision not to extend Chick-fil-A's lease here.cnbc.com
Chick-fil-A Worker Saves Man by Performing CPR: 'God Placed Me There'
A California Chick-fil-A manager is being credited with saving the life of a 20-year-old man who was unresponsive in the restaurant's parking lot. Handing his tablet to a co-worker, he bolted across the lot and found a man inside the vehicle who was unresponsive and not breathing. The man "wasn't breathing or anything, his eyes were rolled back behind his head, I know this guy was out," Nenguke told KGTV. RELATED STORIESHealth Aide Saves Man Who Drove Into Her House: 'He Was Out of It'Jesus Saves! Uber Driver Takes Woman 400 Miles to Aunt's 100th Birthday PartyDeputy Saves 12-Day-Old Baby After Pulling Over Speeding Car
San Antonio Chick-fil-A locations serving free breakfast in September
SAN ANTONIO - Calling all Chick-fil-A fans, you can get a free breakfast entree each week in September! That's right, September is free breakfast month at Chick-fil-A and guests can enjoy a free Chick-fil-A Biscuit, Egg White Grill, Hash Brown Scrambled Bowl or Chick-N-Minis. All you need to do is download the free "Chick-fil-A One" app and scan in a restaurant to redeem. The Chick-fil-A app is fast and convenient while allowing guests to order from anywhere. Chick-fil-A app benefits:Skip the line and pick up in a restaurant, curbside or drive-thru.
Quavo jokes about selling Popeye's sandwiches for $1,000 each
Joe Raedle/Getty Images(CNN) - From waiting in hour-long lines to hitting up multiple restaurants -- people are going to extreme lengths to find a Popeye's chicken sandwich. Rapper Quavo, of the group Migos, is ready to save the day and make our chicken sandwich dreams come true. Popeye's first announced their new chicken sandwich on Twitter earlier this month, and Black Twitter was all over it, with the sandwich dominating discussions. The Popeye's sandwich is remarkably similar to Chick-fil-A's. It features a fried chicken fillet on a brioche bun, complemented by a few pickles and a slather of mayonnaise.