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Chick-fil-A Just Announced 2 Exciting New Sides

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Check out Chick-fil-A's new family-style sides

If you're a committed Chick-fil-A fan, you might love everything about the chain except its limited menu that rarely changes. In that case, you'll probably be excited by some exciting new developments the chicken giant just announced.

For starters, Chick-fil-A is at last launching macaroni and cheese (about time!) as well as bacon baked beans at select locations in Greensboro, North Carolina, Phoenix, Arizona, and San Antonio, Texas through Nov. 18. The mac and cheese side is a classic recipe featuring a blend of cheeses including cheddar, Parmesan and Romano, and the bacon baked beans are kettle-cooked with bacon and brown sugar. We're on board.

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These new sides are being launched as part of new family-style meals that Chick-fil-A is testing. The meals start at $30 and include a choice of one entrée, two sides and eight mini rolls with four servings per meal. Entrée options include Chick-n-Strips (12), Original Chick-fil-A chicken breasts (four), Chick-fil-A nuggets (30), grilled chicken breasts (four) and a choice of sides, including bacon baked beans, a fruit cup, mac and cheese, a side salad and a super-food side. You also can order the sides solo if you're just craving mac and cheese.

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“Our customers told us that they wanted an even more convenient way to share meals at home or on the go, so we worked directly with a group of parents to design every part of Family Style Meals — down to the cutlery caddy that features five unique conversation starter questions to help customers connect over mealtime,” says Matt Abercrombie, manager of menu development at Chick-fil-A, in a statement. “Mealtime should be an enjoyable experience that brings family and friends together, not an extra stress in the day.” 

These menu additions are only available in select locations during a limited test run, but if all goes well, they’ll likely be seen in more locations soon. Start getting psyched for nationwide baked beans and mac and cheese, Chick-fil-A fans!

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