You know when you're trying to eat your tasty Chick-Fil-A nuggets in the car (as a passenger of course)? You know how managing your nuggets, fries, sauce, and drink can get a little . . . messy?
Well. Guess what? That little hole in the center corner of your Chick-Fil-A nugget box can solve all those problems for you (and your kids too)!
What Is a Chick-Fil-A Hack?
According to me and pretty much every lover of delicious chicken, Chick-Fil-A hacks are one of the highest forms of life hacks out there. Why? Because if there is a way to up the ante with an already magnificent and fast lunch, I’m in. And you should be, too. Everything from making sure you dress up like a cow on the right day to secret menu items, Chick-Fil-A hacks are my absolute pleasure.
What Happens if You Say “My Pleasure” at Chick-Fil-A?
Speaking of which, do you know why Chick-Fil-A employees say “My pleasure,” in response to customers thanking them? Chicken legend has it that the restaurant’s founder, Truett Cathy, once heard a Ritz Carlton employee say it and really felt like it set the Ritz apart from other hotel chains. So, he adopted it because it felt like a great way to show true appreciation to customers and create a more luxurious culture at his family-friendly fast food restaurants.
So what happens if you say “my pleasure” first at Chick-Fil-A? Well, according to one Quora responder we may end up facing a gash in the fabric of the space + time continuum. Or, more likely, the customer and employee would exchange a smile and move on. According to many Chick-Fil-A employees, they’re not actually trained to use the words “my pleasure,” but they are encouraged to use “elevated language” in order to really extend that additional level of service to customers.
Best Chick-Fil-A Hacks
So back to those Chick-Fil-A hacks…
Well, we have a few favorites we’re willing to share. Others, you may have to do your own underground research on. Either way, they’ll be worth it.
One of our most simple but life-changing Chick-Fil-A hacks is this little on-the-go gem.
Those little holes in the boxes aren't just there to keep your tasty nuggets from getting soggy by letting the steam out—NAH, they are also there for your dining convenience and efficiency. Just use that straw as an anchor for your meal and enjoy the added stability as you enjoy that sweet, sweet Chick-Fil-A sauce!
Another great Chick-Fil-A hack is to make sure you’ve got your black spots ready for Cow Appreciation Day at the chicken chain. Anyone dressed up in something even remotely resembling a bovine costume can get free food at the restaurant! Easiest free chicken of your life.
You can’t talk Chick-Fil-A hacks without spilling secret menu items! While there’s nothing official according to Chick-Fil-A, if you politely ask for these simple menu hacks, most employees will indulge you.
- Buffalo Chicken Sandwich = Spicy Chicken Sandwich with Zesty Buffalo Sauce
- Fried Chicken Club = Fried chicken on that yummy club
- Spicy Char = A Spicy Chicken Sandwich but with grilled chicken
- Chicken, Egg, & Cheese Biscuit = Switch out the bagel for a secret biscuit style sandwich
- Strawberry Lemonade = Ask them to add a scoop of their strawberry smoothie topping to your lemonade
- Chocolate Cookies & Cream Milkshake = Just request a couple pumps of Chick-Fil-A chocolate syrup to your C&C shake
What Is a Chick-Fil-A Secret Ingredient?
Wonder how Chick-Fil-A gets their chicken so addictingly juicy? It’s their secret ingredient! Drum roll, please…
That’s right, they brine that chicken to moist perfection using something you’ve probably got in your own refrigerator. Maybe the ultimate Chick-Fil-A hack would be to recreate those juicy nuggets at home!
You as stoked on these Chick-Fil-A hacks as I am? No need to thank me...
It’s my pleasure.
What's your favorite Chick-Fil-A hack??