Chick-Fil-A goes woke! Famously conservative fast food chain tests $7 PLANT-BASED sandwich made from cauliflower that’s dearer than the chicken original
- The 77-year-old fast food chain announced on February 13 that they were trialling a Chick-fil-A Cauliflower Sandwich in three locations
- Residents of Denver, Colorado; Charleston, South Carolina; and Greensboro, North Carolina, will be able to sample the new offering
- The new sandwich has deeply divided fast food aficionados, with some welcoming it, but others saying it’s a silly sideline from its core offering
Fast food lovers are deeply divided over Chick-fil-A’s launch of a new cauliflower sandwich, with some welcoming the addition, while others reacted in horror to the 77-year-old chain ‘going woke’.
The Atlanta, Georgia-based family firm announced on February 13 that they were trialling the new plant-based sandwich in three locations: Denver, Colorado; Charleston, South Carolina, and Greensboro, North Carolina.
The $7 sandwich – contains no meat, but is not considered fully vegetarian ‘due to its cooking environment,’ Chick-fil-A said. A regular Chick-Fil-A chicken sandwich can cost as little as $3.05 in cities where the plant-based newbie is being triale.d
Cauliflower is breaded and fried in peanut oil, and served with pickles in a toasted bun – but the sandwich isn’t considered vegetarian or vegan, because it’s cooked in oil also used to fry chicken sandwiches.
The company is yet to respond to DailyMail.com’s question as to whether it was cooked in the same oil as their chicken.
‘The Cauliflower Sandwich is plant-forward, as it places a tender filet from a whole cauliflower at the centerpiece of the entrée,’ the company said.
‘It’s a great option for those looking to bring more vegetables into their diet without sacrificing the Chick-fil-A flavors they know and love.’
Some have reacted with surprise, given Chick-fil-A’s conservative outlook.
The company’s founder, Truett Cathy, was deeply Christian and insisted his restaurants close on Sundays – as they do to this day.
Their company’s mission statement declares their purpose is ‘to glorify God by being a faithful steward of all that is entrusted to us and to have a positive influence on all who come in contact with Chick-fil-A.’
Food lovers have been posting their reactions to the sandwich online.
One TikToker, @morganchompz, posted her own video review on Tuesday, with the clip going viral, with over 1.7 million views.
On TikTok, @MorganChompz reviewed the new sandwich
She complained that there was too much breading and not enough cauliflower
‘It honestly looks like a normal chicken sandwich, but it does have that cauliflower smell,’ she said, adding that it was heavy on breading but light on actual cauliflower.
Her final verdict was that the sandwich mostly tasted like a ‘filet of breading.’
Others on Twitter complained that the company was straying from its core offering, and pandering to new fads.
‘Wow-Christian company @Chick-fil-A gone woke too,’ said one.
Another added: ‘You allow no comments on your original tweet. That tells me everything I need to know. Not a penny more spent on your woke agenda.’
And another said: ‘Although I have nothing against cauliflower… The hell I’m going to go to a chicken restaurant and order cauliflower.’
Others were more supportive of the launch.
‘Its not woke to have this option,’ one man pointed out.
‘There are conservatives such as yours truly that are vegetarian and vegan too. If I can find one I’ll give it a try and see how it holds up. No big deal really. If it works it works. Its good to have another option besides salad.’
Another added: ‘People have strong feelings about this! No one is taking your chicken sandwiches or making you eat it, it’s just a new option.’
And another declared: ‘I have waited so long!!
‘I love the veggie wrap, but I wanted a sandwich too! I’m so excited! Please keep it on the menu and bring it to every @Chick-fil-A in the states… especially Waterloo, Iowa!’
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