Chick-fil-A was founded in 1940 when the owner opened the so-called Dwarf House. Two years later, S. Truett Cathy used the original recipe to open the first Chick-fil-A in Atlanta. The company quickly became very popular and today, the establishments have the most turnover per restaurant, compared to other fast food chains. Here are some interesting and strange facts about this increasingly popular fast food chain.
Of course, what many people at Chick-fil-A think about is that the ‘A’ in the word should finish the ‘fillet’. On the one hand, this is true, but on the other hand,the letter has another meaning. The ‘A’ stands for ‘Grade A’, which in America stands for the highest quality.
Free fast food
For the lovers among us, this is a very interesting fact. The first 100 customers who make a purchase at a new branch of Chick-fil-A get Chick-fil-A for free for a whole year. That’s why you often see people sleeping in front of the fast food chain days in advance, just to make sure they have a chance to win that year’s free fast food.
Of course, Chick-fil-A is known for its chicken, but there are certainly other products that are sold a lot. The lemonade at the fast food chain, for example, is very popular. This is also the reason why the company is the biggest buyer when it comes to Sunkist lemons. In 2014, the company bought 250 million lemons to sell the 121 million cups of lemonade.
And if you think chicken is the most ordered item on the menu, you’re sadly wrong. The fries that are shaped like waffles are. The item’s unique shape and crispy bite make it the most popular purchase with the fast food chain.
And if you do want a chicken sandwich, it’s nice to know that the recipe is locked up. The recipe is stored in a safe at the headquarters of Chick-fil-A in Atlanta.