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There's a Chick-fil-A Sauce Shortage, Everybody

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Remember when we couldn’t find toilet paper and paper towels? The same kinds of supply chain disruptions are still rippling through our world, and now we’re facing a Chick-fil-A Sauce shortage.

Hopefully you’ve been building your Chick-fil-A Sauce stockpile right along with your couponing stockpile — because Chick-fil-A’s most popular condiment is low on supply.

Here’s what you need to know:


Chick-fil-A is limiting the number of sauces customers can get.


According to an email to customers, Chick-fil-A is experiencing an “industry-wide shortage” of their signature sauce, and they’ve started these limits:

  • 1 sauce per entree
  • 2 sauces per meal
  • 3 sauces per 30-count nuggets


Delivery orders are even more restrictive.

While you can get 2 sauces per meal in store, that’s not the case with delivery services. (For what it’s worth, it looks like Postmates gives out the most sauce.)

  • Uber Eats gives 1 sauce per entree and 1 sauce per meal.
  • DoorDash gives 1 sauce per entree, no sauces for sides (you can’t order meals through them).
  • Postmates gives 1 sauce per entree, 1 sauce for sides.
  • Grubhub doesn’t deliver Chick-fil-A.


There’s no telling when the shortage will end.

Chick-fil-A’s email to customers says they’re working through the problem, but doesn’t say when they hope to get back to normal levels of sauce generosity.

The fact that they sent out an email indicates that this is going to last for weeks, not days. Hopefully you stockpiled!



Catering orders still get bottles of sauce.

Bulk catering orders still come with free Chick-fil-A Sauce. Small and medium catering orders get one 8-oz bottle each, and large orders get two.

Unless you actually need that much food — I’m talking 75 Chick-n-Strips — it’s not really that good of a deal to spend $100 to get up to 16 oz of Chick-fil-A Sauce.


In the meantime, you can get as much bottled Chick-fil-A Sauce as you need at the store.


Chick-fil-A has bottled their classic and Polynesian sauces, and is selling them at various grocery stores — most notably Walmart.

The 16-oz bottles cost $3.48 each, and at $0.22/oz, they’re a better deal than the 8-oz bottles Chick-fil-A restaurants sell for $2.50 ($0.31/oz).

Not sure if your Walmart store has the Chick-fil-A sauces in stock? Use BrickSeek to check the inventory in your local area. Simply enter your zip code and the SKU numbers: 780715470 for classic and 224156785 for Polynesian.


You can always make your own Chick-fil-A Sauce.

Homemade chick-fil-a sauce being poured from a glass bottle into a bowl.

It’s just one of our top Chick-fil-A restaurant hacks. The internet is flush with copycat Chick-fil-A Sauce recipes, and they’re all pretty similar. You need just a handful of ingredients, which you mix together and refrigerate for an hour.

  • 2 tablespoons yellow mustard
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup BBQ sauce
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise

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