Chick-Fil-A seeks new Valley franchise owners
As Chick-fil-A expands in the Rio Grande Valley, the company is starting to search for the next group of franchise owners and operators. Anyone who has a passion for service and would like to apply to be an owner/operator, Chick-fil-A will be hosting an information session Thursday, May 26 via webinar, the eatery said in a release. Chick-fil-A owners and operators come from a variety of career backgrounds and are entrepreneurs who live and work in the communities they serve. You can learn more about the Chick-fil-A franchise opportunity online at https://franchise-chickfila.icims.com/connect?eventId=129385&shareLink=1myrgv.com
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.