I was craving one of those breaded, fried chicken breast sandwiches that pops up on menus in fast and slow food places all across the country. I don’t know why.
I’ve heard that Chick-fil-A has the best chicken fast-food from various sources. But I’ve never had the opportunity to encounter a Chick-fil-A because of living in Hawaii and New York City- where there are none.
Well, at least until recently. But the New York Daily News is reporting that Chik-fil-A is still closed after a whopping 59 violations were discovered by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene on December 24th 2015.
An establishment can be closed if 28 violations are found, and given that the only stand-alone Chick-fil-A in New York City had double that amount (plus three) it was indeed shut down. Voluntarily.
But they’re still not open!
And honestly, I guess the inspectors from NYCDOHMH must love chicken sandwiches.
I’m sad that I’ve not had the opportunity to eat there. But then again, the thought of giving money to a company that has a checkered past and really busted-minded opinions on families that look like mine (Read: #QueerQueerQueer) makes me torn.
In any case, I’m tired of the chicken sandwiches from some fast food establishments not matching what they look like on television on or the web. It’s painful to look at when any actual fast food item and its advertising twin stand side by side. So I decided to go to Shake Shack for their ChickenShack. It generally resembles closely what is photographed for ads.
In the end, I found my elusive chicken sandwich for lunch, complete with fries and a glass of water (Because: #NEWYEARNEWYOU) and was satisfied. Actually I was very satisfied because the chicken was tender and juicy and the fries were salted evenly.
And to those folks who are looking to condemn me for even expressing curiosity at Chick-fil-A :