Chick-Fil-A is arguably the best fast-food chain for moms to take their kids to. The staff is always friendly and helpful, you can make the meals relatively healthy, the kids’ meal toys are fun and educational, and the play areas are clean and entertaining. Moms can enjoy a refreshing fresh-squeezed lemonade while watching their children happily play through the glass enclosure.
All that is enough to make me happy, but over the years I’ve found even more reasons to love Chick-Fil-A! Read below for secret-menu items and CFA hacks guaranteed to make your life tastier and more fun.
Secret Menu Item :: Quesadillas
Whaaatttt?!? This off-menu item comes stuffed with cheese and chicken and is a delightful option to add to your CFA rotation!
Kids’ Free Ice Cream
This might not be news to anyone, but in the case you didn’t already know, you can trade in an unopened toy from the kids’ meal for a free cone or bowl of their delicious soft-serve ice cream! This works in the drive-thru as well, just ask for it in a cup with a lid.
If you haven’t yet tried this, get in your car right now and order yourself one! Half-fresh-squeezed lemonade + half-sweet tea = pure deliciousness.
Add Ice Cream to Drinks
Frozen lemonade is already on the menu, but don’t be limited by that; you can add ice cream to any fountain drink! Root Beer float, Coke float, or even an Arnold Palmer float. Now that’s how I like to summer!
Free Ice Cream for Pregos
You read that right. If you’re expecting, treat yo’ self to a free ice cream every time you visit!
Buttered Bun with Cheese = Grilled Cheese
Got a picky eater on your hands or a vegetarian in the family? Order a simple grilled cheese (add veggies if you’d like)! This may take the chick out of Chick-Fil-A, but it’s still a winner.
Add Bacon to Any Meal
Because bacon makes everything better, right? Add bacon for little more than $1.
If you don’t like your waffle fries soft, ask for them “well-done” and they’ll come out golden brown and crisp.
Fresh Salad Trick
CFA makes their salads in the mornings, so if you want yours made fresh, make a small change to yours (like no cheese), and they’ll make it on the spot. My personal favorite is the Cobb salad with spicy grilled chicken instead of nuggets. It’s slightly healthier while still delicious, plus, it’s made when I order it.
1 Meal :: 2 Kids
Order the four-piece strip meal with two buns on the side for $0.10 each, and BAM! You have two chicken sandwiches. Or order an eight-count nugget meal with an extra side and split between two kids. Saving money and keeping the kids happy? Win-win.
Chick-Fil-A One App
If you frequent CFA, you need to download their Chick-Fil-A One app. Among other things, you can earn free treats and place your order ahead of time. Once you get there, tap “I’m here” on the app and pick up your food without waiting in line to order and pay. This also works if you show up during a busy time. Bypass the line, grab a table, and order from your seat!
Now I’m not suggesting that you decorate your home with the CFA calendar, but spend $7 on one and get monthly treats all year long! You make up the price of the calendar with free food in two months or less.
Leftover Breakfast Sandwiches
If you show up right before breakfast is over, sometimes you’ll get lucky, and they’ll give you any leftover breakfast sandwiches for free!
Take a Survey, Get a Free Sandwich
One in every five receipts has a survey on the bottom. If you receive one, you will earn a free chicken sandwich after completing the survey!
Are you ready to Eat Mor Chikin yet? I hope you can use some of these Chick-Fil-A hacks on your next visit!