Want to know how you can make your next trip to Chick-Fil-A even better?
How about free food? How about food that doesn’t even appear on the menu? What about getting food cooked to your liking each and every time?
It’s easy when you know how and thanks to one Chick-Fil-A former employee, we have 15 ways to hack the menu to share with you.
15. Get Extra Biscuits
There’s a change over in the kitchen each morning just before 11 a.m. when they switch from breakfast to lunch. Get there and order Chick-Fil-A biscuits at this time and you’ll often get a few extra free because they’re going to throw them away otherwise.
14. Double Helpings
A lot of customers don’t know this but the survey that they’re asked to fill in when they get their food is usually incentivized. That means if you fill in the survey and hand it in – you get a second helping of whatever you ordered. That’s free food for 10 seconds work!
13. Watch Out for July 12
Yes, Chick-Fil-A has the occasional bizarre promotion and on July 12, 2016 they decided to reward any customer who wore a cow print into the store with a free sandwich. It seems pretty likely that this will happen in 2017 too – so make a note of the date in your diary.
12. Free Food!
Chick-Fil-A has a mobile app. If you download and install their app, they’ll reward you with some free food. First-time users of their mobile app are entitled to claim a free chicken sandwich from a store that they visit. So what are you waiting for? Get downloading.
11. Unlimited Free Stuff
In Tip Number 12 we taught you how to open an account to get free food in Chick-Fil-A. In this tip, we’d like to point out that there’s no constraint on the number of accounts you can open – each one comes with a free Chick-Fil-A sandwich. Yum.
10. Freshen up Your Milkshakes
You’re not required to accept a single flavor of milkshake at Chick-Fil-A, they’ll happily blend two or more flavors together for you. So you can take a chocolate shake, for example, and get them to throw in a little “cookies ‘n’ cream” for good measure. It’s delicious.
9. Get Yourself Some Free Food
Chick-Fil-A is keen to ensure that its potential customers can get to know their product range before they make a purchase. That means if you ask to try some Chicken Mini samples – they’ll hand them over with a smile on their faces. This works every time that you visit a store too.
8. Skip the Drive-Thru Queue
If you’ve ever been stuck in a long line at the drive-thru at Chick-Fil-A you’ll be keen to avoid doing it again. It’s easy to get around the drive-thru all you have to do is call the store a few minutes before you arrive and place your order by phone. Then you can walk in, pick it up and leave.
7. Pork Up Your Sandwich
There’s a little-known secret for making your Chick-Fil-A burgers even tastier. Ask them to add bacon to your favorite chicken sandwich. They will and let’s be fair about this – everything tastes better with a bit of extra bacon, doesn’t it? Try it next time you go.
6. Boost the Food in a Kid’s Meal
Chick-Fil-A’s kids’ meals come with great toys but if you’re going to order one for yourself – you can always refuse the toy and if you do, their staff will replace the toy with a free ice cream. That’s more food for that low, low price.
5. Get a Cheap Grilled Cheese
There’s an easy way to get a grilled cheese made in a Chick-Fil-A and it’s cheap as dirt, too. You can ask them to do you a bun, no chicken, with just cheese and that’s a grilled cheese when it’s finished at a cost of just 49 cents.
4. Eat More for Less
One of the best value items on a Chick-Fil-A menu is the kid’s meal. Stack 3 or 4 of them together, order a side salad and spend less than $7. You’ll find you get an awful lot more to eat than you would from the adult menu.
3. Get Crispier Fries
Fries sit in a fry tray, and after a short period of time out of the deep fryer – they start to lose their crispiness. That’s OK for many people but if you want your fries crisped to perfection just ask for your waffle fries to be served “well done.”
2. You Can Bulk Buy
It’s not something that’s very well advertised in stores, but Chick-Fil-A encourages bulk buying on a lot of its products. Of course, there’s a decent discount for making large purchases so if you’d like to eat their salad all week, just ask about making a large order.
1. Ensure Your Sandwich is Fresh
Fast food joints prepare a lot of food and they like to have it waiting when you arrive. The trouble is that sometimes, that food has been hanging around for a long while before you get it. If you want your chicken sandwich fresh, just ask them to hold the pickles.
So there you have it, 15 ways to get more out of Chick-Fil-A for less. You can have your food cooked to perfect freshness, try something new that doesn’t exist on the menu and get a lot more food for your money when you know what you’re doing.
Of course, there are probably other ways to get great deals out of other fast food restaurant chains in this country too. Do you know of any? Please, share your favorite restaurant tips with us below. We can’t wait to read them. We’re getting hungry just thinking about it.