The very best fast food experiences I have ever had were going to Chik Fil A and I will tell you a little story that illustrates this fact.
By volume of customers the nearest location to my house is very busy and at lunch or dinner time it is usually so busy that the line of cars in the drive thru will snake around the entire building.
But they have this amazing little system where they have a couple of the staff out there at various points in the line that take your order on a little tablet so instead of one order being taken at a time its like three or four people are taking orders at one time which brings the wait time in the drive thru down to times far less than if you had a third of the cars in the drive thru of any other fast food place.
It’s amazing and it’s one of those places that rarely gets an order wrong or misses anything despite the volume that they do. This is just one of the many reasons why they have such a great reputation in every community they are serving.
But in spite of the liberal boycotts — or perhaps even because of them — Chick-fil-A has rapidly grown in popularity in recent years and stands poised to assume a top-ranked position in the pantheon of American fast food restaurant chains.
The New York Post reported that, according to estimates from the Kalinowski Equity Research firm, the restaurant chain “has rocketed this year” in both popularity and sales and with new stores, growing by nearly 8 percent to a total of 2,100 franchises nationwide.
Furthermore, following estimated sales growth of 14.2 percent in 2017, Kalinowski estimated that the restaurant would achieve an almost unheard of 15 percent growth this year, or more than $10 billion in total sales. This, even as the restaurant is only open six days out of the week, as it is corporate policy to be closed on Sundays.
The analyst noted that Chick-fil-A’s incredible growth was more than double the estimated average growth rate among comparable chains of 4.5 to 7.5 percent. The explosive growth appears to stem largely from the expansion of the restaurant chain beyond their stronghold in the Southeast to open new stores across the nation’s Midwest and Northeast regions.