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Thursday, September 16, 2010

God Bless Chick-fil-A

Chicago is a little bit brighter and happier today.  Sure it rained most of the morning, the sun only peeked out for about 20 minutes all day, and the chill of fall is in the air, but Chicago is a better place because......drum roll please...we just got our first Chick-fil-A!

That's right, for all these years Chicagoans have been missing out on the juicy goodness that's known as the Chick-fil-A nugget.  We've been deprived of the succulent sweet tea.  Our mornings have been drab without chicken biscuits. 

Now, that's all going to change.

Chuck Berman, Chicago Tribune
At 6 a.m. this morning, Chicago's first Chick-fil-A opened in Aurora to an anxious crowd already waiting.  Yep, fans were willing to wait for a juicy party in their mouths.  The fun doesn't stop there--there are plans to build 3 more Chick-fil-A's in the city, including one near Loyola University. 

You may ask why I'm so excited about what may be considered commonplace for many communities.  Here's the thing: Chicago doesn't have many chain restaurants.  Sure, we have delicious deep-dish pizza,  amazing breakfast restaurants, and places where you can get life-changing pasta.  But we don't have places like Carrabba's, Taco Bell, KFC, Outback, know, the kind of places where you know the menu, and have a favorite that you've loved for years.  I heard E! News Host Giuliana Rancic explain it well one time.  She said she loves chain restaurants because you know what to expect and your favorite dishes always taste the same.

So to Chick-fil-A: thank you for giving the Windy City a chance.  We won't let you down.

1 comment:

  1. i have never had chick-fil-a and cannot wait to try it! This location that opened in Aurora is not far from our house...I'm thinking a stop there this weekend is necessary!