Chick-fil-A Reverses Course, Decides To Keep Healthy Side Item

The Georgia-based chain heard your pleas.

Well folks, you spoke, and Chick-fil-A listened.  

Just a few days after the restaurant chain’s decision to pull the side salad from menus resulted in serious backlash, Chick-fil-A has announced that they’re reversing course, and will continue to serve the small side of greens at participating locations nationwide.  

Chick-fil-A announced the removal of the longtime side in March, explaining the “difficult” decision as an effort to “simplify” the menu. 


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“For our Restaurant Team Members to continue to deliver quality food and signature hospitality, at times, we have to make difficult decisions to help simplify our menu,” a company statement explained.

But fans of the chain who appreciate a little roughage with their chicken and waffle fries wouldn’t stand for it. Fortunately, their complaints were heard by the powers that be. 

“At Chick-fil-A, our guests come first. Based on feedback, we have decided not to proceed with removing our side salad from the menu,” Chick-fil-A Inc. told Southern Living in a statement. 
“We will continue serving the item at participating restaurant locations and hope customers continue to enjoy this menu offering.” 

The redemption of the side salad isn't the only thing Chick-fil-A fans have to celebrate this spring. After a six-year hiatus, the Georgia-based chain is bringing back watermelon mint lemonade at participating restaurants nationwide for a limited time.

Enjoy those salads, y’all—you earned them!

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