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(Reader's Digest)   While the King was looking down, Chick-fil-A stole his greasy crown. The food court was adjourned, the burgers were returned   (rd.com) divider line
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2544 clicks; posted to Food » on 14 Apr 2019 at 11:07 AM (6 days ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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6 days ago  
Good one Subby! [golf_clap.gif]
 
6 days ago  
Burger King hasn't been a thing in a long while.
 
6 days ago  
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6 days ago  
"...more outlets than even Subway"

Really? We have 3 of them here, and 16 Subways.
 
6 days ago  
"♪ ♪...... except on Sundayyyyy ♪ ♪ ♪ "
 
6 days ago  

ReapTheChaos: "...more outlets than even Subway"

Really? We have 3 of them here, and 16 Subways.


Yeah we have zero Chick fillets (whatever the spelling) in our state, we have 11 Subway in just our town, and that's after two shut down.
 
6 days ago  

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: Burger King hasn't been a thing in a long while.


Snark aside, I was curious as to whether your statement was backed by facts, so I went surfing for stats.

According to Quick Service Restaurant Magazine (the trade magazine for the fast-food industry), the top five quick service restaurant brands in the United States by overall sales in 2018 were:

1. McDonald's - $37.5 billion
2. Starbucks - $13.2 billion
3. Subway - $10.8 billion
4. Burger King - $10 billion
5. Taco Bell - $9.8 billion

In relation to the linked article, Chik-fil-A is ranked 8th with $9 billion

However, when adjusted for "average sales per unit", the list changes rather dramatically:

1. Chik-fil-A - $4.1 million
2. Whataburger - $2.8 million
3. Panera Bread - $2.7 million
4. McDonald's - $2.6 million
5. Jason's Deli - $2.5 million

Burger King ranks 21st, at $1.4 million per store.

So, overall Burger King is still a top five chain, but when compared store-to-store, it looks like they indeed "haven't been a thing" in a while.

And yes, I spent way too much time on this post, but I like statistics.
 
6 days ago  
I had a couple chicken nuggets from a Chick-Fil-A a couple days ago.  This CFA was over an hour away.  They were part of a 30 nugget pack, and still warmish, tender and tasty!  Amazing, a McD nugget 7 miles from the restaurant is dead and flat.
 
6 days ago  

tjsands1118: ReapTheChaos: "...more outlets than even Subway"

Really? We have 3 of them here, and 16 Subways.

Yeah we have zero Chick fillets (whatever the spelling) in our state, we have 11 Subway in just our town, and that's after two shut down.


Well clearly, your two anecdotal local experiences trump actual data.
 
6 days ago  

sno man: Good one Subby! [golf_clap.gif]


Ditto.

(but too tired to clap, or bother to look for the gif.)
 
6 days ago  
I wish we had a chic-fil-a here in town. I'd love to try their food sometime.
 
6 days ago  

czetie: Well clearly, your two anecdotal local experiences trump actual data.


Since I'm still on a statistical high from QSR Magazine, here's the relevant listing of fast food places by number of locations:

1. Subway - 25,908
2. McDonald's - 14,036
3. Starbucks - 13,930
4. Dunkin' Donuts - 12,538
5. Pizza Hut - 7,522

Chick-fil-A ranks 21st nationwide with 2,225 locations, so TFA was very, very wrong... and about what you'd expect from Reader's Digest.
 
6 days ago  

Man On A Mission: czetie: Well clearly, your two anecdotal local experiences trump actual data.

Since I'm still on a statistical high from QSR Magazine, here's the relevant listing of fast food places by number of locations:

1. Subway - 25,908
2. McDonald's - 14,036
3. Starbucks - 13,930
4. Dunkin' Donuts - 12,538
5. Pizza Hut - 7,522

Chick-fil-A ranks 21st nationwide with 2,225 locations, so TFA was very, very wrong... and about what you'd expect from Reader's Digest.


Yeah, I was thinking "there's no way" on that one.  I work in a tiny ass town that has like 5 restaurants... 2 of them are Subway.
 
6 days ago  

Man On A Mission: czetie: Well clearly, your two anecdotal local experiences trump actual data.

Since I'm still on a statistical high from QSR Magazine, here's the relevant listing of fast food places by number of locations:

1. Subway - 25,908
2. McDonald's - 14,036
3. Starbucks - 13,930
4. Dunkin' Donuts - 12,538
5. Pizza Hut - 7,522

Chick-fil-A ranks 21st nationwide with 2,225 locations, so TFA was very, very wrong... and about what you'd expect from Reader's Digest.


Well, I wondered how many BK's there are and also how many Smashburgers.  I found this.  This looks promising! (there's a Smashburger nearby).
https://www.qsrmagazine.com/news/joll​i​bee-foods-corporation-now-100-percent-​owner-smashburger
 
6 days ago  
Chick-fil-Hatethegays?  Seriously?

WTF?

I mean, as if their politics aren't bad enough, their 'food' sucks too.
 
6 days ago  
I found  their sandwiches to be too dry.
But the one that's in my area is always busy.
 
6 days ago  

Man On A Mission: czetie: Well clearly, your two anecdotal local experiences trump actual data.

Since I'm still on a statistical high from QSR Magazine, here's the relevant listing of fast food places by number of locations:

1. Subway - 25,908
2. McDonald's - 14,036
3. Starbucks - 13,930
4. Dunkin' Donuts - 12,538
5. Pizza Hut - 7,522

Chick-fil-A ranks 21st nationwide with 2,225 locations, so TFA was very, very wrong... and about what you'd expect from Reader's Digest.


Again, why are you reading that right-wing propaganda mag? Ever since Wallace died, the only point that thing has is to make old white Christians feel warm, fuzzy, and disingenuously informed. The brand died some time ago - what you have now is just another right-wing media outlet, albeit a more subtle one.

That's probably why Reader's Digest is now showing up on Fark with frequency.
 
6 days ago  

DarkVader: Chick-fil-Hatethegays?  Seriously?

WTF?

I mean, as if their politics aren't bad enough, their 'food' sucks too.


*shrug* I have only been to one and that's here in south San Diego and it was really good.
 
6 days ago  
I loves me that delicious hate chicken.
 
6 days ago  
A slightly more comprehensible article:

Business Insider
 
6 days ago  

DarkVader: Chick-fil-Hatethegays?  Seriously?

WTF?

I mean, as if their politics aren't bad enough, their 'food' sucks too.


1. They have apologized. (Sincere? Who knows? But what more can you ask?)
2. Their food is fantastic.
 
6 days ago  

Your_Huckleberry: I found  their sandwiches to be too dry.
But the one that's in my area is always busy.


This. It's nostly breading, and flavorless at that. I've *tried* to like it, but if you want chicken, even KFC is lightyears better.
 
6 days ago  

fastfxr: Your_Huckleberry: I found  their sandwiches to be too dry.
But the one that's in my area is always busy.

This. It's nostly breading, and flavorless at that.


Know how I know you don't know WTF you're talking about?
 
5 days ago  

yakmans_dad: DarkVader: Chick-fil-Hatethegays?  Seriously?

WTF?

I mean, as if their politics aren't bad enough, their 'food' sucks too.

1. They have apologized. (Sincere? Who knows? But what more can you ask?)
2. Their food is fantastic.


They're not only still funding anti-LGBT efforts, but increasing that funding, so who gives a shiat about their apology?

Remember - these folks are claiming that they're motivated by Christianity, but they just lied to your faces. They're money-grubbing hypocrites, buying hate with the money you spent on their chicken sandwiches, all the while claiming that they, themselves, are blameless.

Fark Chik-fil-A.
 
5 days ago  

ski9600: I had a couple chicken nuggets from a Chick-Fil-A a couple days ago.  This CFA was over an hour away.  They were part of a 30 nugget pack, and still warmish, tender and tasty!  Amazing, a McD nugget 7 miles from the restaurant is dead and flat.


and yet, I won't eat them because they promote hate groups.
 
5 days ago  

saintstryfe: ski9600: I had a couple chicken nuggets from a Chick-Fil-A a couple days ago.  This CFA was over an hour away.  They were part of a 30 nugget pack, and still warmish, tender and tasty!  Amazing, a McD nugget 7 miles from the restaurant is dead and flat.

and yet, I won't eat them because they promote hate groups.


This. I don't care if they're hawking ambrosia by the hornful, if they're taking my money to fund anti-LGBT Christian groups that preach hate and buy politicians to do their bidding, it's still wrong.
 
5 days ago  
Burger King reminds me of a fast food version of Sears. The stores are dirty, unkempt, understaffed, and sell a cheap-feeling product. Not a surprise, since they were purchased and run into the ground by a private equity firm with an anti-investment, pro-cost cutting philosophy similar to the one that killed Sears.
 
5 days ago  
Meh I don't care how big Chik fil-A gets i will never give them my business.   Maybe just maybe if they do a complete change in who their owners support which i cannot ever see happening.
 
5 days ago  
HEY!!!


....shut up!
 
5 days ago  

saintstryfe: ski9600: I had a couple chicken nuggets from a Chick-Fil-A a couple days ago.  This CFA was over an hour away.  They were part of a 30 nugget pack, and still warmish, tender and tasty!  Amazing, a McD nugget 7 miles from the restaurant is dead and flat.

and yet, I won't eat them because they promote hate groups.


That stance must really limit your choices.

Corporate sponsors of the Salvation Army
 
5 days ago  
They make a good sandwich, but I no longer give Chicken Fillet my money. I'm sure they don't miss it
 
5 days ago  
They could be funding an ISIS plot to cover Taylor Swift's legs in tattoos and I'd still nom on those chicken biscuits ...

/I seem to crave them on Sundays, which proves that god is real and that he hates me
 
5 days ago  
"with more outlets than even Subway"
According to Wikipedia, Subway in the USA has ten times more stores than Chick-fil-A.
 
5 days ago  

johnny_vegas: saintstryfe: ski9600: I had a couple chicken nuggets from a Chick-Fil-A a couple days ago.  This CFA was over an hour away.  They were part of a 30 nugget pack, and still warmish, tender and tasty!  Amazing, a McD nugget 7 miles from the restaurant is dead and flat.

and yet, I won't eat them because they promote hate groups.

That stance must really limit your choices.

Corporate sponsors of the Salvation Army


"Oooh, I picked the most palatable folks to whom they give money and based my argument on that!"

$1,653,416 to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes
$6,000 to the Paul Anderson Youth Home
$150,000 to the Salvation Army

But, hey, only one in three has other corporate sponsors, so I guess that's OK, right?
 
5 days ago  

FormlessOne: johnny_vegas: saintstryfe: ski9600: I had a couple chicken nuggets from a Chick-Fil-A a couple days ago.  This CFA was over an hour away.  They were part of a 30 nugget pack, and still warmish, tender and tasty!  Amazing, a McD nugget 7 miles from the restaurant is dead and flat.

and yet, I won't eat them because they promote hate groups.

That stance must really limit your choices.

Corporate sponsors of the Salvation Army

"Oooh, I picked the most palatable folks to whom they give money and based my argument on that!"

$1,653,416 to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes
$6,000 to the Paul Anderson Youth Home
$150,000 to the Salvation Army

But, hey, only one in three has other corporate sponsors, so I guess that's OK, right?


So it's not about the Salvation Army?  Make up your mind and have the courage of your convictions
 
5 days ago  
Oh, and don't forget, folks - the company's charitable foundation still sponsors some of the nastier anti-LGBT groups, as well.

Another tactic the company uses to wash its hands of its hate and claim that they're not to blame.

And, just to stress - the company's CEO hasn't "apologized" for shiat. Cathy's still virulently anti-LGBT, and continues to support re-criminalizing LGBT folks.
 
5 days ago  

johnny_vegas: FormlessOne: johnny_vegas: saintstryfe: ski9600: I had a couple chicken nuggets from a Chick-Fil-A a couple days ago.  This CFA was over an hour away.  They were part of a 30 nugget pack, and still warmish, tender and tasty!  Amazing, a McD nugget 7 miles from the restaurant is dead and flat.

and yet, I won't eat them because they promote hate groups.

That stance must really limit your choices.

Corporate sponsors of the Salvation Army

"Oooh, I picked the most palatable folks to whom they give money and based my argument on that!"

$1,653,416 to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes
$6,000 to the Paul Anderson Youth Home
$150,000 to the Salvation Army

But, hey, only one in three has other corporate sponsors, so I guess that's OK, right?

So it's not about the Salvation Army?  Make up your mind and have the courage of your convictions


Seriously, shut the hell up. I sure as hell never said it was "just about the Salvation Army," so you can take that specious bullshiat elsewhere.
 
5 days ago  
 When I opened my subway, corporate offered my five more free locations if I signed up for the franchise warranty plan. Now I have eleventy locations and need congress to abolish minimum wage or I have to start lighting matches.
 
5 days ago  

FormlessOne: yakmans_dad: DarkVader: Chick-fil-Hatethegays?  Seriously?

WTF?

I mean, as if their politics aren't bad enough, their 'food' sucks too.

1. They have apologized. (Sincere? Who knows? But what more can you ask?)
2. Their food is fantastic.

They're not only still funding anti-LGBT efforts, but increasing that funding, so who gives a shiat about their apology?

Remember - these folks are claiming that they're motivated by Christianity, but they just lied to your faces. They're money-grubbing hypocrites, buying hate with the money you spent on their chicken sandwiches, all the while claiming that they, themselves, are blameless.

Fark Chik-fil-A.


There's a thread in the "commented" area which states they donated 1.8 million to various hate groups on 2017.
 
5 days ago  

FormlessOne: johnny_vegas: FormlessOne: johnny_vegas: saintstryfe: ski9600: I had a couple chicken nuggets from a Chick-Fil-A a couple days ago.  This CFA was over an hour away.  They were part of a 30 nugget pack, and still warmish, tender and tasty!  Amazing, a McD nugget 7 miles from the restaurant is dead and flat.

and yet, I won't eat them because they promote hate groups.

That stance must really limit your choices.

Corporate sponsors of the Salvation Army

"Oooh, I picked the most palatable folks to whom they give money and based my argument on that!"

$1,653,416 to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes
$6,000 to the Paul Anderson Youth Home
$150,000 to the Salvation Army

But, hey, only one in three has other corporate sponsors, so I guess that's OK, right?

So it's not about the Salvation Army?  Make up your mind and have the courage of your convictions

Seriously, shut the hell up. I sure as hell never said it was "just about the Salvation Army," so you can take that specious bullshiat elsewhere.


Much like you put words in my mouth when you butted in to a reply not made to you?  Hypocritical much?
 
5 days ago  

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: Burger King hasn't been a thing in a long while.


They are trying.  Hardly a week goes by without a page of coupons from BK.  But we don't do fast food much, too many good brewpubs around. Sure they are more expensive, but beer.
 
5 days ago  
I still haven't tried it. Maybe I should go today.
 
5 days ago  
FTA: McDonald's is the burger-and-fries joint you've known and loved

Loved? I haven't had a "burger" there in decades.

/ the sausage biscuits are about the only thing I can keep down
 
5 days ago  
Chick-A-Fil or whatever showed up here in Sacramento about a decade ago. WTF is this place I asked myself. Went in, gave sniff test, fried food standard, not bad not great and then I looked at the prices. HOLY FARK! You want HOW MUCH for a burger made from fried chicken with a pickle and a bunch of mayo!? That's more than SIX cheeseburgers at McDonald's. I bailed. Never went back, no interest. Plus this place is next to In-N-Out. Curious isn't it? Two very loud Xtian cultist run chains in the same lot.

/ Now In-N-Out gets my business and even THEY are cheaper and better. Fark Fil-Up-Chicks or whatever that place is called.
 
5 days ago  

Scythed: Burger King reminds me of a fast food version of Sears. The stores are dirty, unkempt, understaffed, and sell a cheap-feeling product. Not a surprise, since they were purchased and run into the ground by a private equity firm with an anti-investment, pro-cost cutting philosophy similar to the one that killed Sears.


This. Going into most McDonalds here in Minnesota, it's clear that someone made an effort in recent years to make them look presentable inside. Not amazing, but at least someone's trying.

The Inside of most Burger Kings look like the clearance section of a 3rd tier Goodwill.
 
5 days ago  

GRCooper: They could be funding an ISIS plot to cover Taylor Swift's legs in tattoos and I'd still nom on those chicken biscuits ...


Eww, you'd eat something covered in tattoos?
 
5 days ago  
And for people who still scream HAAATECHIKKIN whenever CFA comes up: One of the original organizers of a CFA boycott called it off years ago, mostly because he and Dan Cathy sat down over time and got to know each other. CFA even donates food to pride events because of this.

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/dan-ca​t​hy-chick-fil-a_b_2564379
https://twitter.com/RobHumbleIA/statu​s​/1020433456696832000
 
5 days ago  
I've never had a bad experience at Chik Fila.

I've never had a good experience at McDonald's.
 
5 days ago  

fastfxr: Your_Huckleberry: I found  their sandwiches to be too dry.
But the one that's in my area is always busy.

This. It's nostly breading, and flavorless at that. I've *tried* to like it, but if you want chicken, even KFC is lightyears better.


Indeed.
Jack in The Box has a chicken sandwich on their brunch menu that's way better than the stuff at Chick's
Granted, one may not really want to know what's in Jack in The Box's food.....like the tacos.
 
5 days ago  

Man On A Mission: Chick-fil-A ranks 21st nationwide with 2,225 locations, so TFA was very, very wrong... and about what you'd expect from Reader's Digest.


What exactly is the article very wrong about?
 
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