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Eating: Chick-fil-A Testing Home Meal Kits

Finally, you may be able to have some Chick-fil-A on a Sunday.

Chick-fil-A announced this week that it will offer cook-at-home meal kits to customers starting in Atlanta next month, and will test the idea for a possible nationwide roll-out.  The restaurant becomes the first fast food chain to offer a full take-home-and-prepare meal kit.

Customers can pick the kits up at the restaurants, either through the drive-thru or inside, during the trial run, which will start in late August and go into the fall at 150 Atlanta-area restaurants.

The meal kits will provide pre-measured ingredients for several chicken dishes, but alas the classic Chick-fil-A sandwich and the breakfast chicken biscuit aren’t among them. Those waffle fries don’t appear to be part of the kits, either. Recipes and ingredients include a chicken parmesan, chicken enchiladas, and a crispy Dijon chicken recipe that the company says “pays the most homage to Chick-fil-A’s southern roots – but with a reimagined twist.” While the recipes are different from the offerings in the restaurants – the chicken itself is the same as what’s used at Chick-fil-A.

“We know our guests are busier than ever and need a variety of convenient dinner options,” Chick-fil-A’s director of the project, Michael Patrick, said in a company press release. “We designed our offering so our guests don’t have to order ahead, subscribe to a service, or make an extra stop at the grocery store. They simply pick up a Mealtime Kit at one of our restaurants at their convenience – for example, when they’re already at a Chick-fil-A restaurant grabbing breakfast or lunch, or in the drive-thru on their way home.”

Research firm Packaged Facts says the home meal kit industry is a $5 billion a year industry.

 

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David Royse
David Royse is the Editor-in-Chief of Ledetree.com. He has been a professional journalist for more than 20 years, including stints with The Associated Press and The News Service of Florida. He enjoys writing about health and medical science, and hopeful stories about scientific breakthroughs and new technology.

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