Chick-fil-a to test meal kit service at Atlanta restaurants

Posted at 7:43 AM, Jul 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-24 08:43:27-04

Chick-fil-a announced Monday that the popular fast food chain could be taking a step into the meal kit business. According to the company, chicken lovers in the restaurant’s Atlanta market can pick up meal kits as a part of the company’s pilot test for the service. Meals included in the testing phase include chicken flatbread, crispy dijon chicken, chicken parmesan, chicken enchiladas, and pan-roasted chicken. Chicken used in the meals is, of course, Chick-fil-a chicken.The company says the meal kits would only take 30 minutes to prepare at home and serve two people. Each kit will cost $15.89.Chick-fil-a says that customers will be able to pick up the meal kits in the drive-thru, at the counter, or via the Chick-fil-a One app. There isn’t a date set for the national rollout of the meal kit idea, but the company says that customer feedback from the test will decide whether the service goes national. Those interested in trying the meal kits are encouraged to fill out an online form.The "Mealtime Kits" will be available to customers in Atlanta beginning on August 27. The service will run until November 17. The company says the thought behind the meal kits was one of convenience. "We designed our offering so our guests don’t have to order ahead, subscribe to a service, or make an extra stop at the grocery store," says Michael Patrick, innovation program lead at Chick-fil-a. "They simply pick up a Mealtime Kit at one of our restaurants at their convenience – for example, when they’re already at a Chick-fil-A restaurant grabbing breakfast or lunch, or in the drive-thru on their way home."Chick-fil-a says they are the first quick-service industry to offer a full meal kit to customers.