THIS IS NOT A DRILL.   

By Corey Williams
August 12, 2019

Remember when we reported that Chick-fil-A was quietly testing mac and cheese at select locations? It seems that it went well: The cheesy side dish has just been added to menus nationwide—permanently. 

The new addition is made with a classic macaroni and cheese recipe, featuring a special blend of cheeses including cheddar, Parmesan, and Romano.

"Mac & Cheese is the quintessential comfort food, and something we are so excited to offer our guests at Chick-fil-A. We think it's the perfect pairing with our Original Chicken Sandwich, nuggets and our grilled chicken offerings, but it's also great on its own as a snack," said Amanda Norris, executive director of menu and packaging, in a press release. "Mac & Cheese is also available on our catering menu as a quick pick-up for a larger gathering. It has a delicious, homemade taste!"

While Chick-fil-A certainly doesn’t make a habit of changing up its menu—this is the first permanent addition since 2016—this news doesn’t come as much of a surprise. Last fall’s test run was met with rampant enthusiasm: 

"We have a very high bar when it comes to adding a menu item," said Norris, "but the feedback from our customers in the test markets made this decision easy.”

The new menu item is available as a side option at Chick-fil-A restaurants nationwide today.

 

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