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UPDATE! The Chick-fil-A Side Salad Is Staying on Menus, Plus Rewards Changes to Know About

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After it was announced in March that Chick-fil-A would be removing the crowd-favorite side salad on their menus in April, the chain has since backtracked on that statement, with many franchises saying they are indeed keeping the side salad on the menu. We’ll continue to keep you updated on the side salad plans, but it’s not the only change that had some Chick-fil-A fans concerned: on April 4, Chick-fil-A is making major changes to their rewards program that will change the way you get free Chick-fil-A. This is coming right off the heels of the Starbucks Rewards changes and the Dunkin’ Rewards changes, but luckily, all these changes mean that Chick-fil-A is also adding some new stuff to their menu that people should enjoy.

We’ve found out everything you need to know before your Chick-fil-A rewards changes in April, including the new additions to the rewards menu, how to get the most out of your rewards account, and the returning items on the Chick-fil-A menu.

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The Chick-fil-A Rewards program will be adding more rewards on April 4.

Chick-fil-A chicken nuggets on a table with waffle fries and a drink

The Chick-fil-A Rewards program is set to change on April 4. We can expect more ways to use our reward points. The way we earn these points (10 points for every $1) won’t be changing, and the existing rewards won’t be going away either.

Here’s everything they’re adding and their cash-back reward value:

  • 500 points ($50 spent): Free large Waffle Fry (reg. $3.09) — 6.2% cash back
  • 600 points ($60 spent): 5-count Nugget (reg. $3.40) — 5.7% cash back
  • 600 points ($60 spent): 2-count Chicken Strips (reg. $3.85) — 6.4% cash back
  • 700 points ($70 spent): Sausage Biscuit (reg. $4.25) — 6.1% cash back
  • 800 points ($80 spent): 5-count Grilled Nugget (reg. $3.90) — 4.9% cash back
  • 1,200 points ($120 spent): Bowl of Chicken Noodle Soup (reg. $6.39) — 5.3% cash back
  • 2,500 points ($250 spent): Any Meal (reg. $12.99) — 5.2% cash back

Certain rewards are locked behind the Red or Signature memberships that require you to earn 5,000 or 10,000 points respectively. Here are the rewards that you can get when you hit those tiers:

  • Red Members can spend 1,200 points ($120 spent) to get a Kid’s Meal (reg. $7.09) — 5.9% cash back
  • Signature Members can spend 3,000 points ($300 spent) to get a 30-count Grilled Nugget platter (reg. $21.95) — 7.3% cash back
  • Signature Members can spend 3,000 points ($300 spent) to get a gallon of Sunjoy (reg. $10.50) — 3.5% cash back


Chick-fil-A’s Watermelon Mint Lemonade is here — returned on April 3.

chick-fil-a watermelon mint lemonade and tea drinks

Chick-fil-A is celebrating spring by bringing back the Watermelon Mint Lemonade. It’s available at most locations. These drinks will be available in three different varieties and will be available from April 3 to June 10 (to make way for the Chick-fil-A Peach Milkshake). Here are the drinks you can get on April 3:

  • Watermelon Mint Lemonade ($2.69): watermelon and mint flavors mixed in with their lemonade.
  • Frosted Watermelon Mint Lemonade ($5.05): the Watermelon Mint Lemonade blended with a scoop of Chick-fil-A’s Ice Dream cup.
  • Watermelon Mint Iced Tea ($2.29): watermelon and mint flavors mixed in with their iced tea.
  • Watermelon Min Sunjoy ($2.69): a mix of the Watermelon Mint Lemonade and iced tea of your choice.


The Chick-fil-A Side Salad is staying on the menu at select locations.

a chick fil a side salad sitting next to a chick fil a bag and drink

The Chick-fil-A Side Salad (priced at $4.39) was going to leave certain Chick-fil-A locations from April 1 – 3, but they have since taken back that statement due to public outcry. This salad is mixed greens topped with shredded cheese, grape tomatoes, bell peppers, and your choice of dressing.

You should contact your local Chick-fil-A or check the Chick-fil-A app to see its availability. Chick-fil-A locations are franchises, meaning they’re individually owned, so it’s up to the local Chick-fil-A if they’re keeping it on the menu.

Related: Chick-fil-A Secret Menu


Many Chick-fil-A menu items have been discontinued.

a chick fil a drive through menu

The Side Salad isn’t the only discontinued Chick-fil-A item. In the past year Chick-fil-A has taken off the Sunflower Multigrain Bagel and Decaf Coffee from their menu as well as various sizes for their ice cream, milkshakes, and kids’ meals.

In 2016 Chick-fil-A discontinued several menu items from their menu. Here are the items that left the menu in 2016:

  • Cinnamon Clusters
  • Oatmeal
  • Berry Balsamic, Buttermilk Ranch, and Spicy Salad Dressings
  • Asian Salad
  • Cole Slaw
  • Carrot & Raisin Salad

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