Is this the greatest restaurant in the country? Without a doubt. You then may ask if this is the best restaurant in the world? That is a possibility as well. CFA, as we regulars call it, is a lifestyle. It is our livelihood and it is our passion. When Chick-fil-A closes on Sundays, we rest on Sundays. This food review is without a doubt biased, but it has to be done.
It was a surprisingly cold Saturday in May as I wandered into one of my favorite places in the country, Chick-fil-A. Just saying that name gives me goosebumps. Anyway, there was obviously a massive line that almost went out the door as this restaurant in Sunnyvale is only one of three Chick-fil-A Bay Area locations which is far too little if you ask me.
Per usual I ordered the #1, a chicken sandwich with pickles and a side order of large waffle fries. I added a frozen lemonade and a medium diet lemonade because their lemons are the most underrated lemons west of the Mississippi. After a polite young family got up with smiles after realizing they had just digested some of the most precious food that has ever been made, I sat at an incredibly designed table. This was just a normal table, but for some reason, it gave off an aura that made me feel much more powerful than my usual high school self. Interesting.
My sole unfortunate experience came when an employee brought us our food and, for the first time, they did not state their classic line of ‘my pleasure’ after giving us the food. A major disappointment. After that, I dug in. My first bite, as always, was heart-throbbing, heart-wrenching, and heart-dropping. Will I have a heart attack at this restaurant one day? I will not deny that this is a possibility. This chicken is in its own league. No other restaurant can come close to matching this. I almost feel bad for other restaurants as it confuses me how they can stay in business with the dominance of CFA.
The waffle fries were ever crispy, perfectly salted, no complaints there. As a matter of fact, I didn’t have a complaint anywhere else. I have said it before and I will say it again. The frozen lemonade is superior to all other frozen lemonade drinks. No, I take that back. It is superior to all other drinks in general. It is that good.
After finishing my meal, I took one last look out the door, wishing I could have stayed just a little bit longer. Deep inside, I knew I’d be alright. I’d rest on Sunday, but when Monday came back around, I knew that I’d take the 25-minute drive to get that chicken sandwich once again. I’m even thinking about franchising Chick-fil-A on Santa Cruz Avenue in Menlo Park. Although this will create traffic jams all the way back to M-A, it is well worth it. I just need 200k dollars to start up this restaurant right here, right now. Who’s with me? This isn’t just some other restaurant, it is a lifestyle. Let’s get with this movement. #Chick-fil-Amovement