Fast food restaurants switch up their menus pretty frequently but the one notable exception is Chick-fil-A. The chicken chain, which recently ranked as America’s favorite fast food chain, is known for its reliable, unchanging menu — until now. Today, Chick-fil-A is making a rare move by announcing a new permanent menu item: Mac and Cheese.
— Maura Sirianni WKRN (@MauraSirianni) August 12, 2019
This isn’t the first time mac and cheese has made an appearance on the chain’s menu. Back in 2017 mac and cheese became available as part of their Family Style Meals and last year the chain started testing mac and cheese as a side dish in select locations.
“We have a very high bar when it comes to adding a menu item, but the feedback from our customers in the test markets made this decision easy,” Amanda Norris, Chick-fil-A’s head of menu and packaging, told CNBC.
Reactions to the news have been overwhelmingly positive.
I just woke up to the greatest morning text today😍
"Chick-fil-A has Mac and cheese today"
— Camryn (@camrynwiggle) August 12, 2019
PSA CHICK-FIL-A HAS MAC AND CHEESE STARTING TODAY pic.twitter.com/O1ikQbG6Mu
— Caleigh Jenkins (@vivalaleeah) August 12, 2019
Chick-fil-A has caramel frosted coffee AND Mac and cheese coming out tomorrow, so no one expect me to lose weight anytime soon @ChickfilA
— Shay ✨ (@shay_bae_bae) August 11, 2019
As for how the new menu item actually tastes? Well, the reviews could not be more glowing.
I could eat nothing but @ChickfilA 's new mac and cheese until I die and be happy.
— Justin McCall (@SirElismyer) August 12, 2019
Not gonna lie, I was pleasantly surprised by the @ChickfilA Mac and cheese
— Erin Almeter (@ern_almeter25) August 12, 2019
But the good news doesn’t end there. Chick-fil-A is also rolling out a new Frosted Caramel Coffee for a limited time this summer. The drink is a blend of cold brew, ice cream and caramel syrup and will be available today through Nov. 9, or while supplies last.
The new menu items aren’t the only changes this restaurant has been making lately. The Atlanta-based chain has been expanding into new cities like Seattle and New York and according to Nation’s Restaurant News, Chick-fil-A is now the third largest restaurant chain by sales. Only Starbucks and Mcdonald’s were able to beat Chick-fil-A in terms of sales.
So what are you waiting for? Go try the new mac and cheese already!