Best Chick-fil-A Menu Items, Ranked
Chick-fil-A was founded in 1946, and the chain is now the largest chicken sandwich–focused fast-food restaurant in the United States. Headquartered in College Park, Georgia, the company operates over 2,800 restaurants in almost all 50 states across the U.S., making it a go-to spot for chicken-loving travelers.
But not everyone loves the chain, and Chick-fil-A has been shrouded in controversy for donating to anti-LGBTQIA+ rights groups. In 2019, after years of boycotts and protests, Chick-fil-A announced that such donations would cease.
While some people still refuse to dine at the restaurant, many others (politics aside) simply can’t help craving the restaurant’s famous chicken sandwiches. For travelers who always stop at Chick-fil-A on road trips (or just on an average Tuesday), these are the most popular Chick-fil-A menu items.
10. Hash Brown Scramble Burrito
We don't love the idea of fast food in the morning, but if you want a quick bite that is still filling and tastes good, you can't go wrong with this burrito.
This hearty burrito wraps up crispy hash browns, scrambled eggs, chicken nuggets, Monterey Jack and cheddar — that's a whole entire breakfast. After eating this, you probably won't be hungry until dinner, but sometimes, that's exactly what you need.
9. Mac & Cheese
Yes, we know this mac & cheese is a side dish, but its cheesy goodness earns it a place in our hearts and on this ranking. Parmesan, cheddar and romano are used to create a signature flavor that has people craving this item.
Our favorite part is scooping up the top layer of perfectly baked cheese.
8. Chicken Sandwich
Sometimes, classic just works. For when you want no bells and whistles, but just a simple, down-to-Earth chicken sandwich that is reliable at any time of day.
Chick-fil-A's good 'ol chicken sandwich only has dill pickles and a boneless breast chicken breast. But the beauty of it is that it doesn't need much else.
7. Waffle Potato Fries
Like the mac & cheese, the waffle potato fries may not be the star of the show, but they are the backstage genius that makes the show possible. In fact, a lot of people come to Chick-fil-A just for its famously good fries, which might just be the best in the fast-food business.
Sorry McDonald's, but you really gotta step up your fry game.
6. Cool Wrap
Chick-fil-A's cool wrap is another alternative to sandwiches. It's not necessarily healthier, but it does have fewer calories. It's also a good alternative if you need a little variety in your life.
The wrap has chicken, of course, rolled into a mix of Monterey Jack, cheddar and lettuce. You can also order the avocado lime ranch dressing to add even more flavor.
5. Market Salad
If you love Chick-fil-A but are craving something healthier than a sandwich, this is the menu item to go for. The chain has two other salads, but the market salad is the most interesting.
Besides the typical greens, you'll get blue cheese, apples, blueberries, strawberries, granola and roasted almonds. Douse it with apple cider vinaigrette for a perfect combination of sweet and tangy.
4. Cookies & Cream Milkshake
Burgers and milkshakes have been going steady since the 1950s, but their relationship may be in danger now that the chicken sandwich has appeared in the story. We would never have believed it had it not been for Chick-fil-A, but chicken and milkshakes go together like rama lama lama ka dinga da dinga dong.
We won't even bother to try to explain why cookies-and-cream is the best flavor because, duh!
3. Spicy Deluxe Sandwich
We've established that the classic chicken sandwich is delicious, but if your tastebuds require something a bit more sophisticated, then order the spicy deluxe sandwich.
Besides the dill pickles and breaded chicken breast, you'll get cheese, lettuce and tomatoes. But it's the blend of peppers and other spices that makes this a top on the Chick-fil-A menu.
Chicken nuggets are usually relegated to the bleachers, longingly looking out into the field waiting for the day they get their chance to shine. At Chick-fil-A, nuggets are given as much importance as sandwiches, as if life were the end of a '90s rom-com in which teenagers learn that nerds and jocks can actually get along.
It may be because these nuggets are the actual best in the industry — which isn't surprising given that Chick-fil-A specializes in chicken rather than burgers.
1. Grilled Chicken Club Sandwich
Chick-fil-A offers many good items, but none compare to the one and only grilled chicken club sandwich. Marinated in a lemon-herb sauce, grilled and served on a toasted brioche bun, this is the sandwich to rule them all. Colby Jack cheese, lettuce, tomato and applewood smoked bacon also make this menu item everything you could want from a fast-food place.
To make the experience even better, dip it in honey-roasted BBQ sauce.