The test will run through the beginning of January.
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An impromptu crowd of four or five co-workers congregate in your living room after a long day of meetings, stomachs growling. Your middle schooler brings home a flock of friends to work on his science project. While we love an unexpected gathering, some nights, even the mere task of picking up a spatula feels daunting.

What to do? Sure, there's the group-eat holy grail of pizza. Maybe even a few platters of sushi and endless miso soup containers from your local Japanese joint. But why not enjoy a family-style meal from Chick-fil-A? Well, the fantasy may be closer than you think. Earlier this year, Chick-fil-A began testing family-style meals, and their foray into group dinner is expanding.

Originally launched in Greensboro, Phoenix, and San Antonio this July (the test run wraps this Saturday), Chick-fil-A has now introduced the concept in the Nashville area, starting earlier this week and running through early January. Each family-style meal is made for a group of four (you can add extra sides, cookies, etc. to help stretch it out) and will start at $27.49, according to a Chick-fil-A blog post.

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The bundle will include 12 Chick-n-Strips, 30 Chick-fil-A nuggets, four Original Chicken Breasts, or four Grilled Chicken Breasts for a main course. You'll also get two shareable sides for the group, with choices including Mac & Cheese, a Superfood Side salad, Side Salad, and Fruit Salad. All orders include eight Mini Rolls and plates, napkins, and cutlery. Unlike round one of the test market offerings, Bacon Baked Beans will not be available.

Chick-fil-A's news bulletin ends with a promising kicker: "Customers who try out the Family Style Meals will help decide if the meal bundle rolls out nationwide, so don't forget to tell us what you think!" If all of our friends in Music City could kindly give the Chick a thumbs up, we'd owe you one...or 30 nuggets.