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Fun Facts

  • Our Food

    • In 2014, we celebrate 50 years of the original Chick-fil-A® Chicken Sandwich. We’ve sold more than 3 billion sandwiches since 1964!
    • Did you know? It took Chick-fil-A 11 years to develop the grill for the new Grilled Chicken!
    • Chick-fil-A invested seven years of testing over 1,200 recipes to find an unmatched backyard grilled taste. 
    • In 2013, Chick-fil-A squeezed nearly 200 million Sunkist® lemons to make our fresh-squeezed lemonade. Chick-fil-A is the largest purchaser of Sunkist® lemons in the World!
    • It takes a potato about 115 days to grow and become Chick-fil-A Waffle Potato Fries.
    • What is Chick-fil-A Sauce? It’s a delicious blend of Honey Mustard, Barbecue and Ranch Sauces.
    • A Chick-fil-A Chocolate Chunk Cookie has a chocolate content of 33%. That means one-third of that delicious cookie is pure chocolate.
    • Chick-fil-A Multigrain Oatmeal uses steel cut oats. Not only are steel cut oats less processed than rolled oats, they taste better!
    • The secret recipe for the Chick-fil-A Chicken Sandwich, created by our founder Truett Cathy, is hidden in a safe at the Chick-fil-A Home Office in Atlanta, Georgia. In 50 years, the recipe has never changed.
    • The potatoes for our Chick-fil-A® Waffle Fries are grown in Washington and Oregon (none from Idaho, believe it or not).
    • Chick-fil-A® brews its Iced Tea for 7 minutes. Take as long as you like to enjoy yours – sweetened with real sugar cane or unsweetened.
    • To get that just-right taste, cucumber slices are soaked for 3 days before ripening into the perfect pickles to go on our Chick-fil-A sandwiches. 
    • You can’t cut corners and make good coleslaw. One batch of Chick-fil-A® Coleslaw is hand-mixed with 14 pounds of cabbage.
    • How do we get our biscuits just right? We take their temperature. Chick-fil-A® biscuits are made from scratch in our kitchens, then baked until they reach 190 degrees Fahrenheit and turn ever-so-golden brown.
    • Wonder why your Chick-fil-A salad tastes so fresh? It’s because it is. Our salads are prepared multiple times a day in our own kitchens.
    • In 2004, Chick-fil-A became the first in the industry to add a fresh fruit cup to its menu.
    • In 2012, Chick-fil-A became the first in the industry to add a grilled entrée to its Kid’s Meal.
    • By 2019, all Chick-fil-A chicken will be raised without antibiotics. Chick-fil-A was the first quick service restaurant to shift to an antibiotic-free standard.

    In 2013, Chick-fil-A sold:

    • More than 229 million original Chick-fil-A Chicken Sandwiches, 78 million Spicy Chicken Sandwiches and 6.6 million Chicken Salad Sandwiches
    • Nearly 296 million Medium Waffle Fries
    • Nearly 9 million Small Icedream® Cones
    • Nearly 83 million boxes of 8-count Nuggets

    Our Company

    • In 2013, Chick-fil-A opened 89 new restaurants around the country. We now have more than 1,800!
    • Chick-fil-A currently has two LEED® certified restaurants: Montgomery Plaza FSR located in Fort Worth, TX (LEED Gold) and First Street FSR in San Jose, CA (LEED Silver).
    • The Chick-fil-A Foundation is the corporate philanthropic arm of Chick-fil-A, Inc. and is focused on youth and education. In 2013, Chick-fil-A corporate employees donated nearly 12,000 volunteer hours!
    • The Junior Achievement Chick-fil-A Foundation Discovery Center, supported by the Chick-fil-A Foundation, will serve 30,000 children annually from 4 different metro Atlanta school systems.
    • Ever heard of the First 100? Since 2003, excited customers camp out in the parking lot of a new Chick-fil-A restaurant. The First 100 customers on the morning of the opening receive free Chick-fil-A for one year – that’s more than $30,000 in free food.
    • In 2013, Chick-fil-A distributed 29,867,220 books within their Chick-fil-A Kid's Meals!
    • Chick-fil-A has been given more than $32 million in college scholarships to our Team Members since 1973.
    • The Chick-fil-A Bowl was recently renamed to the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl and is college football’s most charitable bowl game. In 2013, the Chick-fil-A Bowl provided a record $7.4 million in team payout, bringing the all-time total team payout to participating universities to more than $125 million. Since 2002, the Atlanta bowl game has also distributed $17.3 million in scholarship and charity to various organizations.
    • In 1995, a clever herd of renegade cows lacking grammar skills figured out that the best way to stay alive was to tell humans to “Eat Mor Chikin”. They’ve been saving their hides ever since.
    • Chick-fil-A has been selling cow calendars since 1998. To date, we’ve sold more than 20 million calendars.