Thursday, April 21, 2011

Good-bye, Chick-Fli-A

I love Chick-Fil-A... it's a fantastic fast food joint with great values and polite, helpful staff.  I also love it that they've got family night every Wednesday with free kid's meals from 5-7pm.  We went last night, and I am sad to think that it is probably our last time for quite a while.

I was sitting at dinner, enjoying a wonderful spicy chicken sandwich with my family, and thinking about how great it would be to make it a tradition to go every other week (the weeks that Randy's off on Wednesday) and invite some friends to join us.  See, not only do they have free kids meals, they also provide activities for kids.  In fact, last night Monkey got his face painted for the first time!  He was pretty tickled that the lady, "write on face".  He also loves their small, toddler friendly playground.
Monkey's first face painting, he was very serious and still for the lady
Here's the problem though.  After 1 chicken nugget, Crackers' face started breaking out.  By the time he'd eaten 2, we noticed his hands were swelling.  Scary? Yep!  You see, I'd forgotten that the nuggets have just a tiny bit of egg in them to help hold the batter on.  Crackers is allergic to eggs, but has never reacted to the nuggets like that. 

The solution seems simple enough: don't give him nuggets.  Unfortunately for us, their only choices for kid's meals are battered chicken.  We tried once to get him grilled chicken instead of the kid's meal, and they charged us some crazy price for just a piece of grilled chicken.

There it is, Chick-Fil-A will have to be one of those places that is only for mommy and daddy for a while.  *sigh* and mommy and daddy don't really get out all that often - so, again I sadly say, "Good-bye Chick-Fil-A".


  1. Oh, no! That's so sad! And Chick-Fil-A, of all places! You are taking it much better than I would. ;-)

  2. hah, I'm sad about this.. I've written a couple letters and left messages on a couple Chick Fil-A facebook walls.. I've decided to start a campaign for a grilled chicken kid's meal!

  3. You'll be happy to know that corporate office is in the testing stages of a grilled chicken kids meal.

    I am the marketing director at at Chick-fil-A store in So.Bend/Mishawaka area. We actually have a guest that asks for nuggets grilled. We make them special for her, no additional cost, just a few minutes for a special order of good, hot food.

    Love the Jefferson Point team members and owner/operator. Give them another chance.