On Monday (7/23) Chick-fil-A announced the test launch of a new meal kit product line, which basically opens the door for the long-awaited prospect of having some Chick-fil-A chicken on a Sunday (or really, whenever we want)!
The cow-loving restaurant chain will test its new Mealtime Kits in 150 restaurants across the Atlanta area, with plans to expand!
Here’s what you need to know about Chick-fil-A’s new Mealtime Kits:
You can pick up a meal kit in the drive-thru, from the counter, or on the Chick-fil-A One app!
While there are plenty of meal kits out there — think HelloFresh, Blue Apron, Home Chef, Freshly and Plated — let’s be honest: none of them are Chick-fil-A.
As an unashamed Chick-fil-A addict, I can finally justify yet another visit to the drive-thru by adding one of these healthier Mealtime Kits to my order.
While other meal kit companies offer their products as either part of a subscription service or as standalone packages at grocery stores, Chick-fil-A customers can pick up their pre-portioned meals at their convenience via the drive-thru, front counter or the Chick-fil-A One app.
Put it in the fridge right when you get home (the ingredients require it), and keep it there until you want to cook it. Which, of course, will be a Sunday. You know it’s true.
At $8 a serving, it’s cheaper than Blue Apron.
Chick-fil-A Chef and Atlanta Restauranteur Stuart Tracy created five easy-to-follow kit recipes that will feed two people (after the estimated 30-minute cook time).
Meals include chicken parmesan, chicken enchiladas, dijon chicken, pan roasted chicken and chicken flatbread. I mean, these sound delicious and healthy, but I’m holding out hope that someday they’ll let me make my own Chick-fil-A biscuit at home.
The Mealtime Kits feature Chick-fil-A’s signature chicken — although not breaded and not cooked — and do not require any additional ingredients apart from cooking oil.
While the cost for the pre-portioned kit is $15.89, at about $8 per person, that’s on par with the fast food prices per person at Chick-fil-A — with the added bonus that they’re actually healthy meals.
Compare that to industry-leading meal kit subscription service Blue Apron, whose lowest meal plan costs $9.99 per serving.
Each kit — packaged in 100 percent recyclable, compostable boxes — can be refrigerated at home for several days, and features a “use by” date. I bet you’ll use them on Sundays.
Do you want to try them for yourself?
What a time to be alive; we’re finally seeing a fast food restaurant take a crack at home meal kits.
But for now, Chick-fil-A will be keeping it local to their hometown, as they “road test” the Mealtime Kits at 150 restaurants in the Atlanta area from Aug. 27 through Nov. 17.
For the rest of us, Chick-fil-A set up an online form asking customers to express their interest in trying the kits. They’ll expand the kits to places where the most fans want them, so represent!
While you’re waiting to get your hands on the Mealtime Kits, why not find out how to get free Chick-fil-A for a year with our 28 Chick-fil-A tricks.