There are no Chick-fil-As in the San Gabriel Valley. The closest is either La Habra or Upland. Take your pick. It's a long drive either way. We opted for Upland.
Cousin Q got a chicken sandwich. Supposedly pickles are the only adornment because they were the only thing available when the sandwich was invented. It doesn't look it, but the sandwich was incredibly juicy.
So why Chick-fil-A today? Well, I don't participate in Love Thursday, but Michelle of Bleeding Espresso does. I let her use the photos from several of my heart-shaped recipes, which she made into a gorgeous mosaic. Judging from Michelle's blog, living in the toe of Italy's boot seems pretty grand. She said once she doesn't miss much about America, except for Chick-fil-A. Who knew Chick-fil-A garnered such die-hard fans?
There's even an Italian connection.
I ordered the children's chicken nugget meal which came with waffle fries and freshly squeezed lemonade. The nuggets were entire pieces of chicken, not mechanically pulled pieces. Very good, although a tad small.
The cashier also very nicely let me try all of their sauces. Without charging me extra. How nice is that?
I liked all of them, particularly the Buffalo sauce and Polynesian sauce, which tasted like sweet and sour.
But I think the best part was the kid's meal. The bag was educational!
Encouraging kids to help in the kitchen and learn by reading recipes.
A kid's meal that encourages reading!
With cool mind games.
But the best part was my "toy" was a CD to learn Italian. There were about 14 tracks, divided into greetings, directions, colors, etc. Other languages include Chinese, Russian, and Spanish. Lil' sis, who really wants to visit Italy some day, got dibs on the CD.
If only Chick-fil-A were closer to me. Seriously, best kid's toy ever! Nerdy old me would rather take a language CD over a small plastic toy any day. Wouldn't you?
Who else ate at Chik-fil-A?
Cousin Q made his brother bring him back a chicken sandwich from Texas.
Chick-fil-A (located in the Colonies Crossroads strip mall)
1949 North Campus Avenue
Upland, CA 91784-1667
1 year ago today, golf ball-sized wontons at Won Ton Time - Alhambra (Closed).