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Some will be Furious, Some will be Delirious, and Some will just eat some Chicken from time to time without thinking too deeply on it

by Prince Of Petworth May 31, 2017 at 10:00 am 30 Comments


1401 Maryland Ave, NE

Scott reports:

“Here are the people gathered for the new Chick Fil A first 100 ride at 7:15…”

From Chick Fil A sends at 9:30am:

“The June 1 Chick-fil-A opening of the new Capitol Hill East drive-thru restaurant will be celebrated with a May 31 Road Trip, where upwards of 100 people can earn a free year supply of Chick-fil-A.

Right now, the 80 participants already in line will assemble 10,000 meals at the new restaurant for DC Central Kitchen where representatives will come to accept the meals and tell the participants about their mission. From there, participants will load two charter buses to continue on their Road Trip which will return them to the restaurant around 4:30 p.m. for a block party complete with receiving their year supplies.

Chick-fil-A franchise Operator Peter Choi is hosting D.C.’s first Chick-fil-A Road Trip on May 31 to celebrate the next morning’s grand opening of his new Capitol Hill East drive-thru restaurant at 1401 Maryland Ave., NE. The Road Trip is replacing the traditional overnight First 100 campout party typically associated with Chick-fil-A’s grand openings. Those who participate in the Road Trip will earn a free year supply of Chick-fil-A. “

  • Moe

    So only 80 people lined up for the first 100 promotion?
    I’d laugh, but I, like most of us, have to work.

    Also, brings me back to this fascinating article when the first CFA opened in NYC:
    http://gawker.com/a-southern-fried-sleepover-at-new-york-s-first-chick-fi-1734762719

    • MHillPark

      Thanks for sharing this. I LOL’ed, lived vicariously through the author, and did not have to camp out in front of a fast food restaurant!

  • pushygalore

    It’s decent chicken.

  • Rich

    Politics aside, the chicken really sucks–the usual factory junk that marinates in salt and then comes out dry. Like Atlanta-style pizza, it’s just awful.

    • ajr

      GASP. How dare you! In all seriousness though, if you’re ever stuck with CFA as your only option, try the grilled nuggets instead. They’re very juicy.

    • Truxton Thomas

      Incorrect. We had one at the student union I worked at in college. It’s fresh chicken breasts they egg-wash and bread on site.

    • JF

      You’re entitled to your opinion (and often food is a matter of opinion), but the bar is pretty low for fast food chicken. I think a lot of people would agree that CFA is one of the better options out there.

    • John

      I grew up in Atlanta, and never in my life have I heard the phrase “Atlanta-style pizza.”

      • welshie

        Never been to a Mellow Mushroom? That’s Atlanta pizza

        • John

          There’s a difference between “pizza in Atlanta” and “Atlanta-style pizza.” I love Mellow Mushroom, but it is definitely not it’s own style.

    • textdoc

      Their politics are terrible, but the chicken is pretty good. “Delicious hate chicken,” as some have called it.

  • ajr

    Not gonna lie, if I didn’t just start a new job, I probably would have done this.

  • B

    Never. Never. Never. I won’t set foot in a Chik-fil-A.

    • KS

      Well, this location is a drive-thru, so you don’t actually have to go in…

  • TriniSoFlo

    Love ChicFilA, welcome to the neighborhood! Diet starts…never

  • LCinDC

    The year supply totals $319.28 in value (good for 52 meals). You could go do a 1-hour market study and take your coins to a Coinstar machine and probably make more in a fraction of the time.

    • CathedralHeightsMetro

      Do you have to eat each meal on a different day, or do you get $319.28 total to put towards food whenever you want? If it’s the former, that is really not a great deal…unless you really are capable of eating there every day.

  • ET

    Wonder how long it will take for the same people that were complaining about trash/traffic when it was Checkers start complaining about this.

  • MadMax

    I read through the contest rules when they first announced this. The people don’t actually have to do any of the charity work, they just have to be physically present while other people do it. LOL.

  • Patrick Division

    Don’t know if PoP meant to do it, but this headline reminded me of the Butthole Surfers’ “Pepper”:
    Some will die in hot pursuit in fiery auto crashes
    Some will die in hot pursuit while sifting through my ashes
    Some will fall in love with life and drink it from a fountain
    That is pouring like an avalanche comin’ down the mountain

  • jf

    I probably should have asked this in one of the other CFA posts. I definitely understand and respect anyone who chooses not to patronize CFA because of their views on LGBT rights and support of organizations with similar views. However, why don’t other companies get the same response? Specifically Whole Foods. Whole Foods is a BFD here in DC but its no secret that their CEO openly supports and has donated a great deal of money to conservative/libertarian politicians who do not support LGBT rights, women’s rights, protecting marginalized groups, etc. Why the free pass?

    • Formerly ParkViewRes

      Don’t shop at Whole Foods as it’s not real popular in Canada, butttt AFAIK John Mackey is more of a libertarian? Here’s an interview from 2013 where he says he believes in gay marriage and is pro-choice. “I reject the premise that liberal and libertarian values are necessarily in conflict. In fact, I often self-identify as a “classical liberal.” I am pro-choice, favor legalizing gay marriages, protecting our environment, enforcing strict animal welfare protection laws (I’ve been an ethical vegan for 10 years), marijuana legalization, having a welfare safety net for our poorest or disabled citizens, and a radically reduced defense budget and military presence around the world.” http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2013/01/whole-foods-market-john-mackey-interview-conscious-capitalism

  • lemeow85

    Nice. I wish they’d have an outpost by my job. Sweetgreen will have to do for now.

    • Anon

      I was so happy when my work neighborhood (which has had CFA for as long as I remember) got a Sweetgreen. Chicken sandwiches and waffle fries are great for special occasions but salads are much better everyday food.

  • Where are the windows. Very sad to work.

    • MadMax

      I believe they hand you your food through a window.

      • Smart. You see 90% of building has no windows. Poor chicken cookers will not see light.

  • jim_ed

    Politics aside, why would anyone go here when you’re four blocks from Popeyes?

    • MadMax

      I don’t really care for either, but I dislike CFA less than I dislike Popeye’s. Favoritism aside, Popeye’s is currently closed for renovation. Personally, I would walk the 14 blocks further to get to Bojangles if I really wanted fast food southern fried chicken.

    • ILoveChicken

      Because the Popeyes on H Street is closed.

      And I have never understood people who they use Popeyes (or KFC, etc) as a substitute for CFA. Sometimes I want a nice juicy spicy chicken sandwich with fresh lemonade and other times I want to tear beautiful dark meat from a bone. Both are delicious, but they aren’t comparable meals to me.

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