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SMALL UNCULTURED ISLAND IN THE ATLANTIC—A previously unexplored small island of uncultured savages in the Atlantic has rejected American missionaries' attempts to introduce them to good food.

Missionaries attempted to build a Chick-fil-A in the unfriendly wildlands of the island, but the savages protested and chased them off with pointy objects, which were then confiscated by what seemed to be a sort of primitive police force.

"We attempted to make contact with the locals, putting out Chick-fil-A sandwiches on the ground and gesturing toward them, saying, 'You eat good food,'" said one missionary. "Sadly, they just threw bricks at us and called us hateful." The natives then went back to eating a pie with fish heads sticking out of it, a barbaric dish they somehow think of as food.


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So none of the missionaries thought much of the native's West Country "Gazey Fish Pie" then - how uncultured of them!  I suppose the missionaries brought some packaged "chlorine washed" chicken, and GM cereals etc, with them. What the natives call "Frankenstein" food stuff - also rejected by the (sensible?) natives!  It all depends on one's point of view!  ::lookaround::
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My oldest son lives in Seattle.   There's one Chick-fil-A, about 13 miles from his house, always with huge lines of former Texans waiting for their food.

He visited us this week, and we spent a lot of time eating fried chicken sandwiches.   That, and Whattaburger got a lot of our business this week.


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My oldest son lives in Seattle.   There's one Chick-fil-A, about 13 miles from his house, always with huge lines of former Texans waiting for their food.

He visited us this week, and we spent a lot of time eating fried chicken sandwiches.   That, and Whattaburger got a lot of our business this week.

I have never eaten C-F-A.

Not because I dont want to, but because the lines are insane.

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So none of the missionaries thought much of the native's West Country "Gazey Fish Pie" then - how uncultured of them!  I suppose the missionaries brought some packaged "chlorine washed" chicken, and GM cereals etc, with them. What the natives call "Frankenstein" food stuff - also rejected by the (sensible?) natives!  It all depends on one's point of view!  ::lookaround::

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This is Babylon Bee. A satirical site.

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Rella, I was at one of our local Chick Fila restaurants the other day, and the double drive through lanes were wrapped around the building with  employees directing traffic. I went in and the line inside at the counter was probably 20 deep. After 4 minutes, I had ordered, I turned to wait for my food and lo and behold, they handed me my tray. If McAlesters had this kind of crowd, one would have to spend the night in line. Therefore big lines at Chick Fila should not be a deterrent, and POLITENESS is through the roof.
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My oldest son lives in Seattle.   There's one Chick-fil-A, about 13 miles from his house, always with huge lines of former Texans waiting for their food.

He visited us this week, and we spent a lot of time eating fried chicken sandwiches.   That, and Whattaburger got a lot of our business this week.

The whole time my grandson was in boot camp and ITB, was he craving grandma's cornbread and pot roast?? Noooo....he couldn't wait to get leave and get home to a Whataburger!  ::noworries::  I've asked him, "Will you ever grow tired of Whataburger??" He answers, "NEVER!"

When the big group of family and friends went to his graduation in San Diego, we all had to try the famous In-N-Out Burger since we don't have them here in OK. 

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I have never eaten C-F-A.

Not because I dont want to, but because the lines are insane.

Rella, there's a reason those lines are so long. Best chicken around. Like Jaime says, those lines are long, but you'll get through the drive-thru lane exceptionally fast with friendly service. The day the vet called me with the bad news about my doggie, and asked me to bring her favorite food to the hospital because she wasn't eating - I went to CFA for her nuggets and started crying while I was trying to place my order. The young man taking my order asked if I was ok and I told him my dog was really ill. He prayed for my dog and me!!! Going to CFA is like going to a fellowship dinner at church - good food and prayers!  ::noworries::
I'm definitely a regular there. My dog gets three CFA nuggets - finely chopped - for her lunch every day. The cobb salad is my favorite, with the avocado lime dressing.
Oh, and besides the great tasting chicken, I really appreciate how clean they keep the local CFA. Their employees are always very well groomed, which is nice to see when someone is handing food to me.

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I have cousins in Seattle, and they like the CFAs here in West Texas much better than the one a few miles from them. I haven't eaten at the one they are close to since I would rather eat uniquely local foods when I am out of town.

As for the long lines, you can't beat the speed at which they get the cars through. They have it down to a science. I never dine in as I would rather take it home and enjoy.

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I never dine in as I would rather take it home and enjoy.

I do neither.  ::smile::

My CFA is on the edge of town, high on a hill. I go through the drive-thru, then drive 1/2 block to a turnout area where I can see for miles and eat there. Sometimes I turn on the radio, but other times I sit there in silence - enjoying the view while I enjoy the meal.

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I do neither.  ::smile::

My CFA is on the edge of town, high on a hill. I go through the drive-thru, then drive 1/2 block to a turnout area where I can see for miles and eat there. Sometimes I turn on the radio, but other times I sit there in silence - enjoying the view while I enjoy the meal.

That sounds awesome.

I don't have any views where I live so I just go to the house to eat. I like the spicy sandwich deluxe and the wraps with ranch. ::smile::

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It ought to be mandatory for all fast food restaurants or even regular restaurants to send their employees to a two week Chick-Fila customer service seminar.

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CFA just starting to come to Canada, the first store in Toronto has massive line-ups and a steady stream of protesters as well.

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Hopefully they will introduce the Canadians to iced tea. When we went to Niagra falls this past summer you woulda thought iced tea was some concoction with fancy umbrella straws from an exotic destination beachside resort.

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Hopefully they will introduce the Canadians to iced tea. When we went to Niagra falls this past summer you woulda thought iced tea was some concoction with fancy umbrella straws from an exotic destination beachside resort.

Not that sugary crap.  Nice strong iced tea without sugar.

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Hopefully they will introduce the Canadians to iced tea. When we went to Niagra falls this past summer you woulda thought iced tea was some concoction with fancy umbrella straws from an exotic destination beachside resort.


We drink ice tea, it's very popular in fact. Not sure why you had trouble finding it.

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If we could get iced tea, it was usually a flavored bottled tea poured over a cup of ice. NEVER fresh brewed unflavored.
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If we could get iced tea, it was usually a flavored bottled tea poured over a cup of ice. NEVER fresh brewed unflavored.

McDonald's has fresh brewed iced tea.

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AND they have cups with ice in them too. It just seems like such an ignored market. Down here you can blindfold yourself and walk into any number of convenience stores with pretty much unlimited fountain drinks and great iced tea. As we were trekking through Pennsylvania we would stop at several convenience stores for a fountain drink or tea. Non-existent. One large convenience store said they only have bottled drinks and we could by a bag of ice and some paper cups. We left shakin’ our heads mutterin’ “Danged Yankees!” Or something similar! 

Down here, the fountain drink and tea business puts to shame all the other merchandising in the large convenience stores.

Buc-ees is the place to be!

https://www.buc-ees.com/index.php
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This past summer, we went to New Braunfels, Texas north of San Antonio, which boasts the largest convenience store in the world with 68,000 sf under roof, 120 gasoline pumps, 83 toilets, 80 fountain drink dispensers, and 31 cash registers. Cleanest restrooms ever!

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Rella, I was at one of our local Chick Fila restaurants the other day, and the double drive through lanes were wrapped around the building with  employees directing traffic. I went in and the line inside at the counter was probably 20 deep. After 4 minutes, I had ordered, I turned to wait for my food and lo and behold, they handed me my tray. If McAlesters had this kind of crowd, one would have to spend the night in line. Therefore big lines at Chick Fila should not be a deterrent, and POLITENESS is through the roof.

I have a master's degree in systems, and some familiarity with queueing theory.   I notice that Chick-fil-A uses the most efficient systems possible in each restaurant, to assure the lowest average waiting time for each patron.    Yes, they get long lines, but they obviously work super hard to keep them moving quickly.


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My favorite convenience store - Quiktrip -  happens to be headquartered in Tulsa, OK, and is ranked #1 of all convenience stores in America.

https://cstoredecisions.com/2019/10/14/quiktrip-wawa-and-sheetz-top-consumer-choice-c-store-list/


IMO, if you've never experienced a Quiktrip, you're not living the good life.

Quiktrip is the Chick-fil-A of convenience stores time two. The cleanliness, both inside and out is unreal. You won't pull up and see oil stains and cigarette butts in the parking lot. Restrooms are pristine. Their employees are very friendly and extremely well groomed. Food is so fresh because they have their own kitchens and prepare the food daily. If the food isn't sold that day, it's donated to area shelters. More drink variations than you can imagine.

Trying not to brag because this business is Tulsa's own, but I have yet to find a better convenience store than Quiktrip, and evidently, the rest of America agrees since it's ranked #1. Oh, it always makes the Fortune 500 list.

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The whole time my grandson was in boot camp and ITB, was he craving grandma's cornbread and pot roast?? Noooo....he couldn't wait to get leave and get home to a Whataburger!  ::noworries::  I've asked him, "Will you ever grow tired of Whataburger??" He answers, "NEVER!"

When the big group of family and friends went to his graduation in San Diego, we all had to try the famous In-N-Out Burger since we don't have them here in OK.

Everyone was concerned when the family that owned Whattaburger sold it to a large corporation.    If they are smart, they won't change a thing; it's in Texan DNA to love Whattaburger.

In-N-Out has a store in our town.  It is really good, but it's not Whattaburger.

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Fountain drinks, lots of gas pumps, cheap gasoline and lots of clean bathrooms is the formula for success. A Buc-ees in Pennsylvania where we drove through could have made so much money they would have to have rotating shifts of armored cars there to haul the money away.

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CFA just starting to come to Canada, the first store in Toronto has massive line-ups and a steady stream of protesters as well.

My youngest daughter attended a university that sent a group of students to Central America every year to help build health care facilities.   One year, Meagan was in charge of a fundraiser.   The local Chick-fil-A was to host a very generous fundraising event for the program. 

One senior administrator objected, pointing out that one person in the Chick-fil-A corporation was notoriously homophobic.   She told him that the corporation does not discriminate in any way, and the money was critical to the mission.   His mistake was in trying to intimidate her into cancelling the event.   She got her back up and dug in.   And she won.

I was so proud of her. 

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I agree Barbarian, if the new owners of Whataburger screw that franchise up, a public flogging will happen. They may be able to gussy up Whataburger in other places, but you can’t monkey with it in Texas. The new owner will be strung up to the nearest tree if they mess with it too much. They would have better luck redesigning the DQ Blizzard!

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AND they have cups with ice in them too. It just seems like such an ignored market. Down here you can blindfold yourself and walk into any number of convenience stores with pretty much unlimited fountain drinks and great iced tea. As we were trekking through Pennsylvania we would stop at several convenience stores for a fountain drink or tea. Non-existent. One large convenience store said they only have bottled drinks and we could by a bag of ice and some paper cups. We left shakin’ our heads mutterin’ “Danged Yankees!” Or something similar! 

Down here, the fountain drink and tea business puts to shame all the other merchandising in the large convenience stores.

Buc-ees is the place to be!

https://www.buc-ees.com/index.php

You must of missed my area...

Anywhere I go I can get iced tea. Plain or sweetened. But often from their refrigerated cases in bottles.

McDonalds has great iced tea.

Too many of the convenience stores around have slurpees.  They are just too whatever... wrong.

Next time you pass near the house stop in and I'll give you all the iced tea you want.


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Whataburger is overrated.  Not as overrated as In N Out because it doesn't get the same cred.  In N Out is super overrated.  Very fresh, not bad tasting, but not great either.

I've done my share of traveling and have done Smashburger, Shake Shack, etc.  For an inexpensive place, for big burgers, I would go with Wendy's over Whataburger.  Never frozen patties make a difference. 

If I want a good burger, Five Guys hands down.  Fries are tops too.

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I agree Barbarian, if the new owners of Whataburger screw that franchise up, a public flogging will happen. They may be able to gussy up Whataburger in other places, but you can’t monkey with it in Texas. The new owner will be strung up to the nearest tree if they mess with it too much. They would have better luck redesigning the DQ Blizzard!

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You must of missed my area...

Anywhere I go I can get iced tea. Plain or sweetened. But often from their refrigerated cases in bottles.

McDonalds has great iced tea.

Too many of the convenience stores around have slurpees.  They are just too whatever... wrong.

Next time you pass near the house stop in and I'll give you all the iced tea you want.

Bottled iced tea is just plain wrong.  It doesn't taste right because they use Vitamin C as a preservative giving it a gross tart flavor.

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Other than Wing Stop, Five Guys does have the best fries. Burgers are OK, unless on commits the abomination of desolation and puts mayo and ketchup instead of mustard on their burger. The only thing worse I have had is yankee chile rellenos with raisins and pecans. A capital offense! The total desecration of a sacred Mexican dish.

And of course the Weinerschnitzl chili cheese dog is a food class all to itself!
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Other than Wing Stop, Five Guys does have the best fries. Burgers are OK, unless on commits the abomination of desolation and puts mayo and ketchup instead of mustard.

Mustard, a small dab of ketchup, and the final condiment, bacon.

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Buc-ees is the place to be!

https://www.buc-ees.com/index.php

Just south of Denton, Tx, on I-35 W, is a Buc-ees with 100 gas pumps, a car wash, and the biggest Buc-ees store there is.


Amazing place.

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Too much concrete for my tastes. 

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My youngest daughter attended a university that sent a group of students to Central America every year to help build health care facilities.   One year, Meagan was in charge of a fundraiser.   The local Chick-fil-A was to host a very generous fundraising event for the program. 

One senior administrator objected, pointing out that one person in the Chick-fil-A corporation was notoriously homophobic.   She told him that the corporation does not discriminate in any way, and the money was critical to the mission.   His mistake was in trying to intimidate her into cancelling the event.   She got her back up and dug in.   And she won.

I was so proud of her.

Good girl!

BTW, there are more gay guys working at my Chick-fil-A than any other restaurant in town I frequent. I kid you not. So when I hear someone mention how homophobic Chick-fil-A is, I just roll my eyes and want to tell them to go visit my local franchise.



 

     
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