The night merges into April 12, 2018. There are people standing right outside a new restaurant that opens the next day. Some people even brought their own tents to camp outside of the building. But most are just lining up and waiting. Oh the anticipation! Chick-fil-A offered a deal where their first 100 customers would receive a year’s supply of Chick-fil-A food. The remarkable thing is that the people waiting reported that they did not spend the night there just for the reward, but for the experience and to support the friendly community. So what is it about the restaurant that draws people like a magnet? In my experience, it is the bang for your buck, the Chick-fil-A’s quality service, and the delectable food.
One quality that attracts customers to Chick-fil-A is the relatively low price for the value of the order you receive. You can get a chicken sandwich made fresh for as low as $3.05. While it may seem pricey for a fast-food restaurant, it is important to understand that they use whole chicken breasts which cost more to process rather than the cheap chicken patties you may receive from a different fast-food restaurant. When exploring the value of what you pay for, it is important to understand that the instant food that you get from any fast-food restaurant is convenient as well as the quality food you may get at a sit-down restaurant.
Furthermore, Chick-fil-A offers an honorable deal regarding free same-day refills on all drinks. Two dollars may seem pricey for a beverage, but you get what you pay for and more. If you want a refill, you can give them your cup and they will be quick to fill it for as many times as you want. Service like Chick-fil-A’s will not disappoint and is well worth every penny you pay.
Another quality that makes or breaks a restaurant is the kind of service they offer. Having been to the restaurant several times, I can truly say that their genuine interest in the customers is noteworthy. The employees at Chick-fil-A are good at what they do, and what they do is make a customer feel welcomed. They will fervently go the extra mile to serve you. For instance, when I went to Chick-fil-A for the first time a few years ago in Massachusetts, I was a witness to their selflessness. After I had eaten, I simply asked an employee at the cash register for a cup of water.
Rather than just giving me a cup of water, he told me to stay put and walked all the way across the restaurant just so that he could put a lid on it and so I could take the drink to go in case I wanted to. It is a gesture so small, but I still remember it to this day. The man could have easily just continued his job and could have shoved the drink in my face, but instead he proved himself thoughtful.
It is wonderful that they help customers, but the greatest part of interacting with the employees is to see that they are truly joyful in what they do and you can tell when they greet you with a smile and reply to your “thank you” with a “my pleasure!” Certainly not everyone will respond the same in a situation, but they all bring their different natures to create an environment that does not strictly rely on checking off a to-do list with doing the bare minimum.
The ultimate judgement of a restaurant comes down to the quality of the food. If the food is not fulfilling, all the other qualities in that restaurant instantly die down. At Chick-fil-A, in addition to the honest prices and environment, I can confirm that the food is just as real. You can always rely on Chick-fil-A to make something fresh and satisfying. It begins from the moment you first enter through the doors of the restaurant and experience a mouth-watering sensation. Whenever I eat at Chick-fil-A, there is always a long line, however, it moves quickly and is well worth the wait.
What I love about their menu is that it is entirely based on chicken, but still includes a variety of options and flavors. The people’s favorite is the chicken sandwich they serve. It is dipped into an egg and milk mixture, tossed into the seasoned coater, and then made to a crispy, juicy sandwich. My personal favorite is the strawberry milkshake beverage they serve. It contains the perfect proportion of strawberries to ice cream and milk, easily making it satiable. In all, it is rare to hear that Chick-fil-A has disappointed a customer’s taste buds and is a positive for food quality.
Chick-fil-A has far exceeded my expectations for service at a restaurant. The sincere environment is bound to give you a positive eating experience. If you ever want to step in for a treat with your family or grab a quick bite with a friend after work, Chick-fil-A is well worth your time. Bless yourself and see what all the rage is about.