Inside Chick-fil-A

Just like the Chick-fil-A Cows, sometimes we all have a hard time spelling.

We get it. It’s easy to misspell “Chick-fil-A.”

We’ve seen “Chik-fil-a,” “Chickfilet,” “Chick-a-fil” and more. As a matter of fact, there are 362,879 ways you could misspell it (that’s 9 factorial, for you mathematicians), but only one right way: Chick-fil-A.

The name is a take on “chicken filet.” Founder Truett Cathy gave the restaurant its unusual name so that a nation just falling in love with fast-food hamburgers might better understand his product: a chicken filet sandwich, or a “Chick-fil-A Sandwich.”

Some of the subtleties in the name make it easy to misspell. For example, the capital “A.” Why is it capitalized? Because the “A” stands for “Grade A” and top quality – what you can always expect from us, whether you spell our name right or not.  

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