That’s one of the taglines for Chick-Fil-A, a fantastic fast food joint that has so many good things going for it:
* They serve the best chicken sandwich I’ve ever had
*Their advertising department puts out some good stuff
*Their breakfast menu is solid
*They are the original makers of the chicken sandwich
*They are closed on Sundays
*They provide a great atmosphere to meet with Ken
Lately, McDonald’s has been heavily promoting their Southern Style Chicken Sandwich and Southern Style Chicken Biscuit. Apparently it’s been out since 2006, but I’ve only noticed them aggressively marketing it in the last couple months – from store window fronts to TV ads to coupons for free sandwiches.
Now I’m all about free food, so when I got my coupons for one free Sandwich and one free Biscuit along with my Amazon book order, I was excited. Though I must admit – my excitement was a reserved excitement because it looked like McDonald’s (the Microsoft of fast food joints) was trying to steal market share away from their poor little brother, Chick-Fil-A (the Mac of fast food joints perhaps?). But I decided to give it a shot – afterall, it’s free right?
I used the Biscuit coupon Thursday morning, and the Sandwich coupon Friday afternoon. Let’s just say that the two McDonald’s sandwiches are BLATANT RIP OFFS of Chick-Fil-A’s tried and true (may I say heavenly?) chicken concoctions. I am very upset at McDonald’s that they are trying to steal business from Chick-Fil-A when McDonald’s is already the world’s number one fast food restaurant. Granted, I can’t blame them for trying to copy Chick-Fil-A’s perfect sandwiches, but still….McDonald’s copied them right down to the two pickles on the sandwich (though McDonald’s placed theirs on top, Chick-Fil-A puts theirs on the bottom of the breast). McDonald’s has even copied Chick-Fil-A’s “Which Came First” tag – www.whatcamefirst.com.
The McDonald’s sandwich didn’t even compare to the Chick-Fil-A sandwich. I remain peeved at McDonald’s and as an act of protest against McDonald’s money-mongering ways and in support of Chick-Fil-A, I will never buy either of these sandwiches from McDonald’s – ever. I would highly encourage you to follow suit, though I guess y’all Northerners don’t know what you’re missing in Chick-Fil-A.