10 Facts You Might Not Have Known About Chick-fil-A


The chicken biscuit was the first breakfast menu item.
Added to the menu in 1968, the chicken biscuit revolutionized breakfast forever. You can thank Truett Cathy for making fried chicken a socially acceptable morning food!


The gay marriage controversy actually boosted the company’s profits.
After openly condemning gay marriage in 2012, the company’s founder was met with loud opposition. However, many supporters of the Christian-founded company ate chicken in solidarity, boosting the company’s profits.


The company has sold over 3 billion sandwiches since opening.
Since the restaurant chain was founded in 1946, it has sold upward of 3 billion chicken sandwiches.


The chicken is fried in 100 percent peanut oil.
Avid food fryers know how delicious peanut oil is, and since the signature chicken at Chick-fil-A is fried in refined peanut oil, that’s probably why we love it so much. While the Peanut Institute claims refined peanut oil shouldn’t be a problem for those with nut allergies, it is something to consider before taking a bite of the fried chicken sammie.


The chain squeezes over 200 million lemons per year.
In 2013 alone, 200 million lemons were made into Chick-fil-A’s refreshing lemonade. In fact, the chain is the largest buyer of Sunkist lemons!

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SOURCE: PopSugar, Brinton Parker

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