Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Chick-Fil-A...It's Just Chicken, Isn't It?

I'll start off by saying I love Chick-Fil-A. They have great food, clean restaurants, and super friendly staff. My kids love the play area, and I can honestly say I have never had a bad experience. With all that said, you can imagine our families excitement when they started building a new Chick-Fil-A down the road. Yay!

Well, my son goes to preschool real close to the new location. Today as we are approaching the Chick-Fil-A, I notice lots of flags and a LOTS of tents all over the parking lot. You know, the camping variety, and not little 2-4 man tents, I'm talking the 10-12 "we're camping for the week" kind. WTF???? Okay, so I quickly figure it's the grand opening. But, camping in tents for chicken?

Like usual when I pass something that's just not quite right, I had the urge to yell. Today it was the crazy chicken fans. I have the same urge to yell when I pass boys who need haircuts, girls with too much make-up and when I see boys wearing those stupid skinny jeans (guys....these are a fashion DON'T, they are totally NOT NOT NOT sexy!). I usually have the kids with me and keep quiet. Not to mention, yelling at high school boys that I don't think their pants are sexy is probably not a good idea. Anyway, today, down went the right side windows. I yelled "Crazy people, It's just chicken". Okay, not real witty, but it was the best I could do on short notice with my son in the car. The good news is, I felt so much better!

Once I got home, I looked up what was going on. It seems that when Chick-Fil-A opens a new location, the first 100 people who stand in line for the whole day before the grand opening (and only take bathroom breaks) gets a free meal once a week for a year. That's chicken, waffle fries & a drink. So, roughly a $6 meal for 52 weeks will be a $312 value. Now, lets add the fact that they are sitting in the foggy drizzle for 24 hours to "save" $312...that breaks down to about $13 an hour. So those "crazy" folks I yelled at are earning about 2 meals an hour sitting out there.

Okay, so maybe if I had no kids and no job and a big tent, I'd join them. Right now, I'd rather just make a fool of myself (dress up like a cow) and enjoy a free Chick-Fil-A meal on Cow Appreciation Day.

3 comments:

jmartell said...

I can't believe you yelled at them! I love Chick-Fil-A too, but would be camping out there either. My time is worth more than $13 an hour and I really don't need to eat there once a week for a whole year. My one complaint about Chick-Fil-A is that the play area seems to be a mecca for poorly behaved, unattended children. I've had to go mama bear in there more than once.

Angie said...

Well, I REALLY want to yell at the boys I see wearing those dumb ass skinny jeans. On a guy..? Come on! So, I had to get it out of my system with the poor Chick-Fil-A folks. These tents they were in were super big and expensive...do they really need the free chicken? And I'll have to say they looked really bored and pissed by 11 when I passed by again. :)

Aren't all kid's play areas full of unattended children? :)

LRB3123 said...

haha dress up like a cow for the cow appreciation day!!! But yep, there are the diehards for the freebies! I have done it once at Papa Johns, technically it was a 23 cent pizza for when papa johns made shirts for the washington wizards that made fun of lebron. Waited 2 hrs for that 23 cent pizza!