Chick-fil-A Is Testing Meal Prep Kits... for Some Reason

Jul 24, 2018 at 4:47 p.m. ET

When I think of fast-food restaurants, I don't necessarily think of family dinner. Usually, quick meals on stressful days and fries scarfed down after a trip through the drive-thru are my experiences. But Chick-fil-A wants to change all that.

At several Atlanta Chick-fil-A locations, customers will be able to order mealtime kits to bring home and cook for dinner. The kits all feature the chain's marinated chicken and feed two people for $15.89.

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Meals will be offered on a rotating schedule, and recipes on the menu will include chicken Parmesan, chicken flatbread, chicken enchiladas, pan-roasted chicken and Dijon chicken. Pick up a kit at the drive-thru (no reservation or preordering necessary), bring it home, follow the recipe card, and expect to be eating in about a half-hour.

The move seems strange coming from Chick-fil-A, a chain known for its austerity. Unlike Taco Bell, Burger King and McDonald's, which are constantly churning out new items, Chick-fil-A takes pride in sticking to the basics. This is certainly a departure, but considering how obsessed everyone seems to be with hopping on the meal kit train, I guess it was only a matter of time before fast-food companies started trying to hack their way into the industry.

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If you're interested in trying one of Chick-fil-A's meal kits, you can purchase them at one of the chain's 150 locations in Atlanta beginning on Aug. 27. In the meantime, you can always try learning to make some simple chicken recipes yourself so you can save yourself the trip.

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