As someone who grew up in the northeast, I have only recently come to appreciate the medicinal powers of a Chick-fil-A chicken sandwich. For the already initiated, the beloved fast-food chain is now testing out some exciting new menu options, and patrons in Arizona, North Carolina, and Texas are the lucky guinea pigs.
On Monday, Chick-fil-A announced that it is rolling out a new way to dine with its “Family Style Meals,” a takeout service that is meant to serve four people and will include one entrée, two sides, and eight mini rolls. Customers will have the option to add additional entrées, sides, and beverages.
Each meal comes with plates, utensils, and condiments. So basically, the only work you’ll have to do is decide what to order.
Entrée options include chicken strips, nuggets, and breasts, while sides range from healthy fare — like side salads and fruit cups — to the brand new Bacon Baked Beans, which are described as “kettle-cooked [beans] with bacon and brown sugar for a sweet and savory taste,” and Mac & Cheese featuring “a special blend of cheeses including Cheddar, Parmesan and Romano.”
Is your mouth watering yet?
The meals will start at $29.99, and the program, which Chick-fil-A says in in response to a “growing demand for takeout options,” will first be available for testing in three cities (Greensboro, Phoenix, and San Antonio) through November 18. The chain ultimately plans to offer the menu nationwide.
“Our customers told us that they wanted an even more convenient way to share meals at home or on the go, so we worked directly with a group of parents to design every part of Family Style Meals–down to the cutlery caddy that features five unique conversation starter questions to help customers connect over mealtime,” said Matt Abercrombie, manager of menu development at Chick-fil-A. “Mealtime should be an enjoyable experience that brings family and friends together, not an extra stress in the day.”
Excuse me while I start counting down the days until this stroke of culinary genius arrives in NYC.