October 27, 2006

Eat Mor Chikin

There is a new, fancy mall opening up near our house. It has been highly anticipated – not so much for the shopping but for the restaurants that will be there (think, Cheesecake Factory). The mall officially opened up for business today and as a promotion, the local Chik-Fil-A restaurant announced that the first 100 people to spend $25 or more at this mall would win a year’s worth of free meals at Chik-Fil-A upon proof of purchase.

I wasn’t really thinking about this promotion but I wanted to see how the new mall was looking so I drove by this morning on my way to work. I noticed that only one store was open – and it happened to be a Starbucks. Not one to pass up the chocolately goodness of a Starbucks Mocha, I decided to stop in. Once in line, I overheard people talking about making $25 worth of Starbucks purchases so they could get their free Chik-Fil-A. Seizing upon the moment, I bought a travel mug along with my mocha and headed over to Chik-Fil-A.

I was number 99 out of 100 to receive my free meals. How many breaded chicken sandwiches can one have? We’re about to find out.


  1. ha! that’s hilarious!

    fwiw, the cfa wraps are good. especially with the “spicy” dressing, which is really more smoky than spicy. if you get tired of the breaded chikin sandwiches, that is.

    Comment by laurie — October 27, 2006 @ 12:26 pm

  2. Oh man. Are you going to make Super Size Me II? Can’t wait to hear what Chik-Fil-A thinks is a years worth of their food.

    Comment by Eric — October 27, 2006 @ 12:42 pm

  3. Congratulations. That is so cool that you were #99. I used to love their nuggets with some weird orange sauce when I was a kid. I don’t think I’ve seen one of those places around here in years.

    Comment by Melissa — October 27, 2006 @ 2:55 pm

  4. Oh by the way, love the new pictures. They are so freaking cute with love squishable cheeks.

    Comment by Melissa — October 27, 2006 @ 2:56 pm

  5. Seeing as how I have eaten there maybe once in my lifetime, I don’t think I would abuse the winnings, but the opportunity is there. They must have a daily limit.

    Starbucks- I’m digging the new Maple Machiato and counting down the days until the return of the Gingerbread Latte.

    Comment by whit — October 27, 2006 @ 4:37 pm

  6. We don’t have one of those out here by us, but congrats on the free stuff! Have Thanksgiving there and you’ll be all set:-)

    Comment by samantha jo campen — October 27, 2006 @ 6:02 pm

  7. I don’t what it is but to me it sounds like you won the lottery.
    I wish starbucks would do the same.

    Comment by abba-daddy — October 27, 2006 @ 10:20 pm

  8. I am SOOO jealous. We don’t have a Chick-Fil-A up here. I have only tasted that breaded chicken goodness once, when I was in Alabama for my brother’s wedding. Someday, I will taste it again, as God is my witness…

    However, the Cheesecake Factory is nothing to sneeze at. They have lovely slices in the Barnes & Noble Cafes around here that go very nicely with the Starbucks coffee. I am awaiting the return of the peppermint hot chocolate…

    Comment by Deanna — October 28, 2006 @ 1:54 am

  9. Ah, Chick-Fil-A… I worked there just before and after Jeremy and I first got married. I like the grilled chicken sandwich better than the breaded one and I really, really like their nuggets. I used to help cut up chicken breasts to make them. If you are adventerous, try the chicken biscuit for breakfast.

    I love the new pictures. I can’t believe how much those babies have changed. They are looking a little toddlerish now and not as babyish.

    Comment by Julie — October 28, 2006 @ 6:25 am

  10. I love chick-fil-e. we dont have one in town, but there is one by my school. I am very envious right now of your free meals!! too cool.

    Comment by kristied — October 28, 2006 @ 2:35 pm

  11. Chick-n-Play! (As named by my 3 year old) My husband would be so jealous, he’ll drive out of his way for one of their chicken sandwiches. And he always craves them on Sundays. hehe

    Comment by Katie — October 30, 2006 @ 12:47 pm

  12. What is a Chik-Fil-A? It’s similar to KFC, you say. I wish I could say, I taught you better. I can say with certainty that such an establishment will never open in the original Surf City (not to be confused with Huntington Beach). It would cause student unrest, the city council to draft a resolution against the evils of multinational corporations, and the people would boycott it.
    Moderation is not in our gene pool but I am pleading with you to not do as I do but as I say; your children need you.

    Comment by Grandmother — October 31, 2006 @ 2:19 am

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