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Chick-fil-A: The wait is over for south Utah County

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Chris Bairdhttp://www.servedaily.com
Chris is a family man with a beautiful wife and four kids. Three Girls, One Boy. He enjoys playing basketball, being outdoors, and the old normal.

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Chick-Fil-A is best known for its delicious chicken sandwiches, crispy waffle fries, and fresh squeezed lemonade. When I heard that we were getting a Chick-Fil-A in Spanish Fork, I was ecstatic. I couldn’t wait. Fast forward to late September. I had a medical emergency and ended up in the hospital for a few days. While I was in the hospital, the owner had a contest on Facebook to get to be a guest for the “Premier,” an invitation-only event before the grand opening where you try lots of menu items and get royal treatment. So I wrote a little blurb about being in the hospital and my girls deserving some fun. I won! So I will share a little bit about the premier with you, along with my review.

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Let’s begin. So we arrived at the premier and were met outside by a photographer who took our picture with a cow. My daughters thought the cow was a real celebrity and were very excited. Then we were brought in and seated at our table. They brought us a beverage (I got the lemonade) and then the food began. We got little samples of everything from breakfast sandwiches to shakes. I have never been so full in my whole life. But the great thing is, I now get to share a little bit of everything from the menu with you.

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So here goes. We started out with a breakfast treat. I always forgot that Chick-Fil-A serves breakfast. When I think of my morning meal, I normally don’t instantly think of fried chicken. But it was heavenly. We had the chicken minis. The bun was like a sweet Hawaiian roll and it set off the hot fried chicken quite nicely.  Little bites of chicken goodness. They also offer breakfast sandwiches served on biscuits and bagels. They also gave us a bit of the Greek yogurt parfait. First off, I love Greek yogurt because it has a higher protein content and is healthier. This Greek yogurt was silky and smooth with not too much bitterness. It was paired with fresh strawberries and blueberries with a granola on top. Very yummy.

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Next, the salad. Honestly, I have one thing in mind when I go to Chick-Fil-A, the chicken sandwich and nuggets. Those are my go to items. I was really impressed with the Cobb Salad though. The romaine lettuce was a nice break from iceberg lettuce and was cut into the perfect sized pieces. It had tomatoes, roasted corn kernels, crumbled bacon, tiny pieces of diced egg, and of course the trademark fried chicken. The thing that really stood out though was the crispy bell peppers. I have NEVER had anything like it. They were fried and crispy but had this nice flavor and texture that was just amazing. Then you add on the Avocado Lime Ranch Dressing and this salad wins for best taste. I felt kind of bad getting the chicken sandwich when I could have been eating this salad.

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Now for my favorite, the chicken sandwich. How can you beat it?  A delicious, perfectly fried piece of hot chicken on a bun. PLUS, they have a lot of sauce options to customize it for your tastes. They have buffalo sauce, ranch sauce, honey mustard, Chick-Fil-A sauce, Polynesian sauce, barbecue sauce. What is really fun is getting the chicken nuggets and trying ALL of the sauces.  But you cannot get ANY item on the menu without getting the waffle potato fries. Mmmmm..It is kind of silly how much I love those criss cut fries. How can it make the fries taste different? No idea, but these are hot, crispy, and just delectable. I could eat them all day long. Plus at Chick-Fil-A they don’t just give you a handful of the ketchup packets. They have the big ketchup container where you can either pull one side to dip or one side to pour. You know what I’m talking about. More than enough ketchup to truly appreciate the fries.

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Desserts. As if you have any room at this point. They have some pretty creamy, silky delicious shakes. I had the Oreo shake and it was divine. It even had whipped cream and a cherry on top. The showstopper though was the frosted lemonade. First, you have to gain an appreciation for the lemonade at Chick-Fil-A. They take real lemons, squeeze them (as in there is a little bit of the pulp in there), add sugar, and water and voila, fresh lemonade like grandma used to make. No powdery, pre-made lemonade here. So they take the lemonade and they mix it with ice cream. You get this tart, refreshing creamy drink that is the definition of yummy.

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And the reason why I truly love Chick-Fil-A? The service. From the moment you walk in, you are taken care of. You know that you are important. Every time I asked for something, I felt like I was doing them a favor. Big smiles everywhere. We were asked 6 times if we wanted refills on our drink while we were sitting there. And it is the epitome of clean. The tables are spotless and even have a vase with fresh flowers. Talk about fast food with a touch of class.

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So there you go, now you know what Chick-Fil-A has to offer. Promise me one thing. You must get the fries no matter what you order. Also, get either the lemonade or the frosted lemonade. If you normally get the chicken sandwich or nuggets, expand your horizons and try the salad. I promise that you will be glad you did. Now go see what everyone is raving about and why people camped out for 2 days to get free food. I promise, you won’t regret it.

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Chick-Fil-A is located in Spanish Fork at 825 E. Highway 6 in front of the Water Gardens Theater.  They are open Monday to Saturday from 6:30 am to 10 pm.

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Chris is a family man with a beautiful wife and four kids. Three Girls, One Boy. He enjoys playing basketball, being outdoors, and the old normal.

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