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No Chick-fil-A here to boycott

Post by Cheryl Tucker on Aug. 3, 2012 at 6:59 am |
April 26, 2013 8:57 am

Ever since it became known that Chick-fil-A President and CEO Dan Cathy is a big donor to campaigns against same-sex marriage, his critics have pushed for a boycott of the chain. But even if you wanted to participate in either the boycott or the anti-boycott, you couldn’t do it in this neck of the woods. The closest location is in Boise, Idaho.

The chain is more a Southern thing, and I have to say I’m kind of addicted to their “classic” chicken sandwich. I’ve always dropped into one of its locations when I go back to Florida to visit friends. Chick-fil-A and Sonny’s (a Southern barbecue chain) are my two must-haves in the Sunshine State. There’s also a Chick-fil-A near the Mariners’ spring training facility in Peoria.

If you’ve never had a Chick-fil-A sandwich, the closest alternative is McDonald’s Southern-style chicken sandwich. It’s just chicken breast and two pickle slices on a bun (ask for mayo). When it first came out, I recognized it for what it is: a total ripoff of Chick-fil-A. But when you can’t have the original . . .

Another alternative is to cook your own. Apparently this recipe comes pretty close, but it looks like a lot of work to me. I’ll stick with McD’s version.



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