Friday, March 13, 2009

Favorite Things Friday: Chick-fil-A

This past Monday I finally took Lucas in for something I'd been avoiding for the past two years--to have his blood drawn to test the lead level. I know this is a standard thing for kids and living in an older home, it really was something we should have checked. To be perfectly honest, I did attempt to have it done when the doctor first ordered it two years ago. But, it was so incredibly awful--no fewer than 3 people tried to get the needle into my little guy's arm before I told them to stop and left as fast as I possibly could. So Monday I was resolved to finally do it. And we did. And it was painful, probably more for me. The woman did a great job and although Lucas cried he was totally fine by the time the crayon-shaped band-aid was applied. We both deserved a treat, though, and there was a Chick-fil-A close by.

As we sat there eating lunch, I realized just how great Chick-fil-A is. At least the 3 locations close to our house are incredible. The indoor play areas are fun and always clean. The kids meals have healthful options (as do the regular meals). But, where they go above and beyond is the service. On Monday, the first employee who stopped by our table asked if Lucas would like a placemat. He brought one over and put it down for me (it was one of those ones that stick to the table!). A second employee asked if I wanted a refill. The manager stopped by later to ask if there was anything else we needed. A few weeks ago we were at another location and someone came over to help me with the trash when we were finished (wrangling a toddler, diaper bag and tray, not to mention the just-refilled diet coke I planned to take home, was not an easy task!).

It is for that above-and-beyond attitude of service that I bring you Chick-fil-A for today's edition of Favorite Things Friday. I mean, really, how often do you find that in a company this day and age?


  1. I agree! Chick-fil-A has great service and delicious chicken sandwiches. I think it's because they give their employees Sundays off.

  2. We love Chick-Fil-A too and it is the biggest treat for Little Miss Techie and Captain Computer. We always opt for milk and the fruit which they both devour! I'm so jealous that ours doesn't have a play area but I absolutely love their stickable placemats!

  3. you really can't forget that they have the most amazing breakfast. who knew that chicken for breakfast could be so good. :)

  4. Wow! I've never had that much help, but that is so good to read. I love CFA because they're clean and the playrooms can't be beat. (Ok, except that one by Tech Savvy Mama - WHY doesn't that one have a play area???)

    And WTG on the blood work - it stinks having to go through that.

  5. We LOVE Chick-Fil-A! Clean! Kind! Great service! And I love that ours employs people with disabilities.

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