The internet went crazy over the weekend after a photo of Chick-fil-A wings went viral on Twitter. After the post began to circulate, so did rumors of the chicken chain selling wings. As a chubby chicken-lover myself, I did some intense research. So is Chick-fil-A going to start selling wings? Kinda, maybe.
Let’s start from the beginning. Last September, Chick-fil-A announced that they would soon be unveiling a new delivery-only kitchen concept called Little Blue Menu. The idea was that there would be a delivery service that would have food options from Chick-fil-A as well as three other restaurants owned and operated by the same company. Basically, it’s like one of those KFC-Pizza Huts if it were on steroids and only delivered.
Little Blue Menu is an ode to the first ever Chick-fil-A which constantly switched around its menu options to please people and their requests. The same idea is true for the new delivery service. While the service does not intend to change its menu frequently like the original chicken joint, the four different restaurants allow for variety compared to just ordering from a standard Chick-fil-A. This makes the option more attractive to large groups of people that may not all decide on the same thing to eat or someone that just wants to try something new from the chicken company they know and love.
So what does this have to do with wings? Well, the Twitter post came from Nashville, which is exactly where the Little Blue Menu said they would open up their first location. The plan was to run a test kitchen in Nashville, asking each customer to fill out a survey so the chefs could figure out items were working and what items needed to be fixed or removed. If all goes well, the next step is to open up in Atlanta, the original home of Chick-fil-A.
After all of this digging, I then found out that wings in the Twitter post most likely came from Outfox Wings, one of the other three restaurants working in conjunction with Chick-fil-A. The other two restaurants are called Flock & Farm and Garden Day (I assume Garden Day is like a veggie-alternative, I have no idea what F&F is). After a little more research, it seems that there are 8 different sauces for the wings including buffalo, lemon pepper, and garlic sriracha. I would also guess there is a BBQ option and possibly a Chick-fil-A Sauce one as well (this one may just be wishful thinking).
So to answer the question of “does Chick-fil-A sell wings?” The answer is: probably soon, but for now just in Nashville. When Chick-fil-A announced the plan to open Little Blue Menu last year, they expected an Atlanta location to be open and running in 2022. Based on the national excitement that has recently broken out, I think it may be safe to say that wings should be across the country within 3 years.