Hint: It’s not chicken.  

By Corey Williams
Updated: January 14, 2019
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Chick-fil-A slowly became America’s favorite fast food chain while we weren’t looking. People looking to satiate a quick craving are turning away from Big Macs and toward chicken sandwiches--or are they?

It seems the classic sandwich is not the most popular thing on Chick-fil-A’s menu. For the second year in a row, waffle fries took the No. 1 spot.

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“Our most popular menu item, the waffle fry is arguably the tastiest way to eat a tater,” a press release states. “There’s no doubt that the Waffle Fries seem to be the perfect side for just about anything else on the lunch and dinner menu. Cooked with canola oil and sea salt, put simply, they are pure perfection!”

That’s not what we would’ve expected, but it totally makes sense: There are a ton of entrées to choose from and they all come with a side of waffle fries.

This reasoning becomes even clearer when you look at the second most popular menu item: soft drinks.

The rest of the list is a lot more chicken-y:

  1. Waffle Fries
  2. Soft Drinks
  3. Chicken Nuggets
  4. Chick-fil-A Chicken Sandwich
  5. Iced Tea
  6. Lemonade
  7. Hash Browns
  8. Chick-n Strips
  9. Chicken Biscuit
  10. Spicy Deluxe Chicken Sandwich
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