Thursday, September 24, 2015

Chick-fil-A: Dinner Giveaway for 4 families

A common phrase used by Chick-fil-A is Where Good Meets Gracious. If you've ever stepped into one of their restaurants, you instantly know that they are effectively putting that into practice. Whether your thank you is met with a my pleasure, your table is cleared for you, a refill is offered without getting up, or they see your arms are full of kids and offer extra help, their customer service is outstanding. Their stores are incredibly kid-friendly with their indoor play areas. Did you know a parent with young children can even order through the drive-thru and they'll deliver it to a table inside for you? I've been there trying to order and corral multiple kids at the same time, so I love that option!



I was recently invited to gather with a few other Pittsburgh mommy bloggers, local Chick-fil-A restaurant owners, and friends from The Motherhood to learn more of what goes on behind the scenes at Chick-fil-A. Their hospitality was outstanding for the evening! We gathered at the Manchester Bidwell facility which was pretty amazing in itself. 



Chick-fil-A's culinary chefs, at their home base in Atlanta, continually work to bring new, nutritious and craveable food items to their menu. Some of the delectable new choices we'll see rolled out this next year will be their broccoli-kale salad (we tried it and it's awesome!), the southwest spicy chicken salad, egg white grilled breakfast sandwich, frosted coffee, and cranberry-lime lemonade. CFA has removed high fructose corn syrup from 2/3 of their menu, are working on a gluten-free bun option, and continually strive to create a more healthy and sustainable menu! Kid's meals offer healthier options such grilled nuggets, fruit, and organic apple juice. One mom shared with us that her child has a multitude of food allergies, including dairy/soy/oats, which greatly limits their family in eating out. But he can still enjoy the grilled nuggets and fruit at CFA!


Their new Greek yogurt parfait was so delicious and probably my favorite item of the night.  The new broccoli-kale salad includes roasted nuts and dried sour cherries. It was tasty as well!


Most Pittsburgh area CFA's host a a monthly family night where kids can do a special craft and get a free dessert - check with individual locations for details. They are also introducing a new kids club which will encourage character traits such as bravery and courage. Go here to sign up to be a part of it (currently only available in the South Hills, Waterfront & Greensburg locations, but hopefully expanding in our area very soon!)


Nicole and I had the chance to have a little contest to hand-squeeze lemons as that is exactly how their lemonade is made. We're still debating who won (wink, wink).  Lemons, water and sugar....can't beat that combo!


 If you are watching your calories, but still want to enjoy eating out, their grilled chicken sandwich and side salad is a great lunch or dinner!


Their new frozen lemonade is awesome! 


GIVEAWAY

Chick-fil-A's generosity is extending to YOU! They have graciously offered to provide 4 families a free meal (for your immediate family) at CFA. (Limited to Pittsburgh area locations). Click link below to enter.....please note that a blog post comment is required as part of your entry, TY!



We also were able to take a quick tour of the Manchester Bidwell facility. They create empowering educational environments for adults-in-transition as well as urban and at-risk youth which includes free art and culinary classes, greenhouse growth, exposure to world-class jazz musicians and much more. We loved hearing the ways they are fulfilling hopes and dreams for people here in our community. 




#CFAPITTMoms

This post was sponsored by Chick-fil-A. All opinions remain my own. 

23 comments:

xqueenofcupcakesx said...

The frozen lemonade sounds amazing! Perfect with a grilled chicken sandwich!

Colleen SugarAunts said...

What a fun night! We love Chick-Fil-A!

Rebecca Sweeney said...

Love it here. Makes the while family happy!

Laina said...

We love chick fil a

Danielle Marie said...

Love the chicken noodle soup!

Erin said...

I love the spicy chicken sandwich

Amy VanBibber said...

Chick-fil-a is my families favorite place to eat. Finding a place to eat can be challenging when you have multiple kids with their favorite places to go, I have 3 teenagers and a preschooler and this is the one place they can all agree on.

Helen K said...

I just signed up for the SHV area CFA kids club. Thx for link.

jaime said...

Love those tshirts in the photo!

Anonymous said...

I've always been a fan of the chicken sandwich (with mayo!). I used to get the chicken soup in the winter whenever I had a cold. So good!!

Tammy said...

Deluxe chicken sandwich is always a favorite and looking forward to the Broccolli kale salad!

jhoselyn mendez said...

Can't wait to try!

Maggie said...

Looking forward to the new menu items!!

Laurie said...

We love their chicken sandwich! My son will also drink a frosted lemonade any day :)

Brandon k said...

I'm an original chicken sandwich man myself, but my wife and kids love the nuggets

Stacey Y said...

Chicken sandwich would be my favorite!

sandyhills x said...

I would have to say the Grilled Chicken Club Sandwich - shaunie

Michele Vannucci said...

Grilled chicken sandwich!

Steph said...

I love the classic chicken sandwich! Sometimes I add tomato if I'm feeling crazy haha!

Mrs. Dan said...

Chik-fil-a is this mama's best friend! They are always so sweet and helpful when I come in with my crew!

We are gluten free so we get the grilled nuggets and fries and lemonade. works great!

Erin said...

Broccoli kale salad . . . Can't wait to give that one a try!

Tiffany said...

Love chick fil a!!

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