I think on Fridays I'm going to try and post about some of my favorite things, and today, being Cow Appreciation Day and all, it seems to me to be the perfect day to mention my love of
Headed out to dinner
Yes, it's no secret that we do love us some Chick*Fil*A in this house. And thankfully, it hasn't taken long for our newest family member to fall in love with it, too! When we first brought AnnaClaire home, I was VERY particular about what I fed her. So, for at least the first year, I would only order her the chicken noodle soup. I know, I know, it's probably got a ton of salt in it, BUT still, it does seem to be a healthier choice than the fried nuggets, and there are trace amounts of carrots and celery in it. Well, mama has loosened up a bit over the years, as you can see with Ellie. Yes, that is my girl, drinking the last drops out of her ice cream cup.
Gotta get that last drop!
I have to say, I feel a bit sorry for you "northern" girls, who have a distance to drive in order to indulge your taste buds. We are in the heart of Chick*Fil*A country here (we're not in Atlanta, but I bet our city is a close 2nd in numbers of CFA's) and within minutes we can be at 4 CFA's, not counting the mall locations.
And what do I love best about this place???? Well, of course I love the food, but what I REALLY love is their hostesses. They are among the kindest, friendliest and most HELPFUL ladies I know. And I usually require a lot of help. Just sayin'. Because we frequent CFA's alot~ and I mean A LOT~ we are on a first name basis with the hostesses at our 4 nearby CFA's. They see my crew coming in and we are greeted with smiles and hugs. They have cheered us along as we've brought each of our 5 home, and once we have a new child home, they are greeted with extra attention on that first visit in.
Usually, as I am ordering, the hostess is already pushing tables together, setting up placemats for the kids, laying out napkins and straws, and well, you get the picture. And at our FAVORITE CFA, the children and I just sit down, and our order is taken at the table and the food is brought out to us. Can you imagine that? At a fast food restaurant? (Though I do try to convince myself that CFA is NOT fast food. And I almost have myself convinced.) They take such good care of us, keeping our drinks "refreshed" and all the while letting us know that it's THEIR PLEASURE. And how "refreshing" is that, in this day in age? Hostesses have been known to add sprinkles to the birthday child's ice cream, and often times at the end of our meal, we are escorted to our van~ children's hands being held and hugs given as they help load everyone in. (you know, as I'm typing this I'm thinking that maybe there is a reason they are escorting us to the van~ hmmmm.... I hadn't thought of that.) And when Charlie had his big casts and wheelchair after his foot surgery, I've had several the men managers walk us out and fold and load up the wheelchair for me. I mean what's not to LOVE about that????
Gotta love the fact that that our family of seven ate for free tonight!
So, for my first Favorite Friday, Chick*Fil*A gets my vote as my favorite place to eat. With kids. :)