Fast food has its roots in 1950s Americana, when carhops had to fill customers' orders before the end of a Buddy Holly song or a milkshake would be callously dumped on their roller skates. Try a happier take on speedy dining with today's Groupon: for $3, you get two classic chicken sandwiches at Chick-fil-A (a $6.53 value, including tax) in Orland Park. Chick-fil-A is closed on Sundays. This Groupon expires May 31, 2011, and may only be redeemed at the Orland Park location.
Chick-fil-A's chicken sandwiches became an instant classic one fateful day in 1967, when an anonymous Georgia chicken wandered into a hot, buttered bun and made history. Forty-some-odd years later, or 267 million chicken years later, Chick-fil-A sandwiches are still made the same way, with boneless cuts of breast meat hand-breaded by mystic chicken ascetics, dill-pickle chips pickled from the freshest of cucumbers, and an optional golden wheat bun (additional fee not included) that is both golden and made of wheat ($3.49 including tax). Like gambling on horse racing, the original chicken sandwich is so dangerously delicious that you'll devour two without thinking twice, but unlike gambling, Chick-fil-A's sandwiches never contain dice, poker chips, or knee-breaking goons in track suits.
Although briefly embroiled in a scandal involving alleged ties to the underground bovine resistance––the Bovine Liberation Front (BLF)–– the tender, juicy perfection of each seasoned, pressure-cooked chicken chop swayed a grand jury. Once released, Chick-fil-A immediately spread to encompass the entire nation, currently boasting more than 1,500 restaurants, several best-drive-thru recognitions, and the ability to bench press three times its body weight.
Chick-fil-A’s October 2010 opening was covered in the Orland Park Patch, TribLocal, and CBS 2. More than 20 Yelpers give Chick-fil-A an average of 3.5 stars. Chick-fil-A’s Orland Park location has more than 2,185 Facebook fans:
- In short, this is fast food done perfectly; how fast food service shoudl [sic] be. Not sure if this is common to all CFAs, or just the one in Orland, but the order-takers were extremely friendly. – Mike S., Yelp, 1/26/11
- The sandwiches you get look a lot like what you'd get at any other fast food place, but they taste way better. – Chris W., Yelp, 11/27/10