As someone who has lived in places both with and without Chick-fil-A’s near, I have been able to develop an opinion on the well-adored fast-food place, and you may not like it.

I have lived in a total of three states. Utah, Virginia and New York. I first lived in Utah before Chick-fil-A was a big company, and I lived in Virginia once it gained popularity, the New York and finally back to Utah.

In Virginia, I loved Chick-fil-A. It was my favorite fast food. My go-to orders were the Spicy Chicken Sandwich or the Grilled Chicken nuggets. With Chick-fil-A sauce of course. I paired it off with their famous lemonade or a Dr. Pepper.

I honestly ate there as much as I could. So did everybody else I guess, as the line was practically in the street. Every time I had a choice of where to eat I would choose Chick-fil-A. I was in love with the place.

And then I moved to New York. I lived around an hour from the city, and the city was pretty much the only place in the entirety of New York state that had a Chick-fil-A. So I only eat there like three times a year, and those times would happen when I would travel to Connecticut, not even New York.

Although I never eat there, Chick-fil-A remained one of my favorites. Every single time I got to eat there was an amazing experience.

“The distance did not diminish my love for their Spicy Chicken Sandwiches”

After a while though, because I had began treating these occasions as such an extraordinary event, I had begun to view Chick-fil-A as overrated. My love was fading, and we sadly had to break up. Every single time I was in an area with Chick-fil-A, and it was an option, I began to stop wanting to eat there.

It had become like Burger King, yeah, they had some good stuff, but I didn’t like it enough to want to to visit. So whenever I was in Connecticut, New Jersey or even California, I began wanting other places to eat, and would actually argue against going to Chick-fil-A.

“There was just so much more to eat.” I would say, “We are in Los Angeles!”

I hadn’t fully realized this until I moved back to Utah, and Chick-fil-A was easily accessible to me. My friends from New York asked me “Aspen, what is it like to be able to eat at Chick-fil-A every single day?” I didn’t know. I didn’t care about going to Chick-fil-A anymore. I have been back in Utah since March, and eaten there only once.

So although it was once my absolute favorite, It became something I disliked. I would rather choose a different restaurant to go to, over Chick-fil-A. But, even though I dislike it now, I will always hold their Spicy Chicken Sandwiches, Waffle Fries and sauce, in my ever-loving heart.

 

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