Food You Can Feel Better About

Did you know the “A” in Chick-fil-A® stands for high quality? Here’s why.

 

Freshly Delivered Ingredients

The produce we use in our recipes – from chopped apples, to fresh lettuce and tomatoes – is delivered to our restaurants up to six times a week (never on Sunday!). Chick-fil-A Team Members then use these ingredients to prepare many of the menu items you love.

Made by Hand

Many of our menu items are hand-prepared daily, right in our restaurant kitchens. For example, the chicken breast we use to make our sandwiches, strips and nuggets is breaded by hand; it never comes to us as a pre-breaded nugget that needs to be reheated.

Menu Options You Can Feel Better About

Ever since our founder, Truett Cathy, invented the Original Chick-fil-A Chicken Sandwich in 1964, we’ve been on a culinary journey to satisfy our customers’ changing tastes and expectations. But in 2004, we entered a new phase – dedicated to better responding to our customers’ growing demand for more options that fit every lifestyle. From introducing new menu items like the Superfood Side; to making ingredient changes to old favorites, like removing artificial colors from many of our dressings and sauces; to reaching our commitment to serve chicken raised with No Antibiotics Ever (in May 2019) -- we’ve been working to serve food you can feel better about eating.

 

Responsible Sourcing

Our customers trust us to serve their families, and we take that trust seriously. We always strive to prioritize ingredient transparency and responsible sourcing partnerships – from the Animal Wellbeing Standards we have in place for our chicken, to our partnership with THRIVE Farmers Coffee that supports coffee farmers in Central America with its farmer-direct model. 


Fighting Food Waste
  

With approximately 40 percent of food going to waste in the U.S., we want to do our part to help fight food waste. We start with efficient cooking methods to reduce or eliminate the amount of food that goes unserved, including cooking chicken throughout the day, and preparing salads frequently, so we don’t make too many. Also, many of our restaurants participate in the Chick-fil-A Shared Table program, where surplus food is donated to local soup kitchens and shelters to feed people in their communities.