Bottom Line For Me On The Chick-fil-A Debate? I Never Liked Their Food.

I really didn’t want to get into this whole debate about Chick-fil-A. Everything has already been said, no one on either side is going to convince the other side of anything, and it’s rapidly becoming just a lot of noise. However, I did want to make clear that the bottom line on this issue for me is that I never liked Chick-fil-A’s food to begin with.

That’s right, I am one of the people who just never thought Chick-fil-A was much to crow about even before they decided to take a formal position on a polarized issue. I didn’t think their food was really bad, not like Hardee’s or anything, but it just always struck me as kind of ‘blah.’

I’m serious. I don’t dig their fries. Frankly, I prefer McDonalds. Their chicken struck me as kind of ‘ho-hum’ as well. Frankly, I prefer KFC. Even their shakes were nothing for me to get excited about. It was all okay, but nothing really to look forward to.

Given how Chick-fil-A’s food stacks up against other fast food nutritionally (hint: it’s still fast food so watch yourself), I didn’t really want to eat there at all. Fast food has consequences nutritionally. If I’m going to suck that up then there should at least be a reason for it (i.e., it’s really tasty…which Chick-fil-A is not to me).

So, what it really comes down to for me is that I never wanted to go to Chick-fil-A in the first place. I’d much rather go to another fast food restaurant, another kind of restaurant, or just eat at home. When they decide to make their position on a polarizing issue part of their corporate identity so I have little choice but to think about that when patronizing them (my wife USED to want to go there all the time) then I want to go there even less, but I really never wanted to go anyway.

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About David S. Atkinson

David S. Atkinson enjoys typing about himself in the third person, although he does not generally enjoy speaking in such a fashion. However, he is concerned about the Kierkegaard quote "Once you label me you negate me." He worries that if he attempts to define himself he will, in fact, nullify his existence...
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2 Responses to Bottom Line For Me On The Chick-fil-A Debate? I Never Liked Their Food.

  1. Jon Konrath says:

    If I was back in your neck of the woods and I had the spare calories to spend on fried chicken, I’d go to Steuben’s. I’m glad I didn’t try their chicken until I moved out of Denver, or they’d be trying to cut me out of my house by now.

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