Chick-fil-A

New Study Finds Most Popular Chains in Four Categories

A new nationwide study by Market Force Information reveals consumers’ favorite quick-service restaurant chains in four popular food categories: pizza, Mexican fare, chicken, and sandwiches. Papa Murphy’s topped the pizza category for the second consecutive year, Chipotle and Qdoba tied in the Mexican category, Chick-fil-A led for chicken, and Jason’s Deli ranked first for sandwiches. 

Chick-fil-A Serves Free Premium Coffee All February

Regardless of Punxsutawney Phil's forecast about the duration of winter, customers can wake up Monday morning to free coffee at Chick-fil-A. For the entire month of February, Chick-fil-A restaurants nationwide will give customers free cups of its new specialty-grade THRIVE Farmers hot or iced coffee all day long.

Chick-fil-A Foundation Awards More Than $1 Mill to Youth Orgs

The Chick-fil-A Foundation announced today the recipients of its inaugural True Inspiration Awards, a $1.1 million package of grants that awards funds to local organizations across the country that foster leadership in children and was inspired by the generosity of Chick-fil-A's late founder S. Truett Cathy.

The True Inspiration Awards, which range in amounts from $10,000 to $100,000, were granted to 25 organizations across the country based on local community impact in three categories:

Chick-fil-A Awards Those Who Are a "True Inspiration"

The Chick-fil-A Foundation announced the recipients of its inaugural True Inspiration Awards, a $1.1 million package of grants that awards funds to local organizations across the country that foster leadership in children and was inspired by the generosity of Chick-fil-A's late founder S. Truett Cathy.

The True Inspiration Awards, which range in amounts from $10,000 to $100,000, were granted to 25 organizations across the country based on local community impact in three categories:

Chick-fil-A Launches Mobile Payment, Ordering Platform

Chick-fil-A is launching two new features—mobile payment and mobile ordering—within the Chick-fil-A Mobile App to help guests save time and ensure a convenient and personalized experience.

Chick-fil-A restaurants nationwide are now accepting mobile payments through the Chick-fil-A App so that customers can use their smartphones to pay for meals without relying solely on cash or credit cards. The national rollout in all Chick-fil-A restaurants, with the exception of licensed locations, marks the official launch of the Atlanta-based restaurant chain’s mobile payment system.

Morning Jolt

Chick-fil-A joined the breakfast innovation bandwagon with a renewed commitment to offering better coffee. And the chicken chain took the initiative one step further by partnering with a network of specialty coffee farmers in Central America known as THRIVE.

HALO Awards Honor Chains for Healthy Menu Innovations

Food News Media, publisher of QSR and FSR magazines, announced the winners of the inaugural HALO Awards, which honor restaurant chains that have made meaningful contributions to a healthy, active lifestyle for consumers.

Remembering Truett Cathy

The late Chick-fil-A founder always maintained an intense focus on the people who helped run his business and the people who came through its doors.
Chick-fil-A founder Truett Cathy graced the QSR cover twice, including the magazine's second issue, in November/December 1997.

Editor’s Note: In the limited-service restaurant industry, some brands become standard bearers for the rest of the business, prime examples for how to run certain aspects of a restaurant. McDonald’s, of course, has long been one for its marketing, scale, and efficiency. In the last five years, Chipotle has climbed to that position by being the pioneer in the fast-casual space. And when it comes to great customer service and a dedication to a brand’s core values, there is no better example than Chick-fil-A.

Chick-fil-A Looks to Perk Sales with Specialty-Grade Coffee

Chick-fil-A is partnering with THRIVE Farmers Coffee to introduce the quick-serve industry’s first-ever specialty-grade coffee. The coffee was created specifically for the chain and is available in restaurants nationwide. The sale of each cup of coffee provides direct revenue to THRIVE Farmers network of family farmers in Central America, allowing them to earn up to 10 times more than farmers earn in traditional revenue models.

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