Chick-Fil-A: The Sweetest Sensation of UMBC
Last semester, the art of dining at UMBC was elevated to a whole, new level when a Chick-Fil-A opened on campus. Now I don’t know about you, but when the news broke that “the Chick” was coming to UMBCtown, my heart skipped a beat or two! Now mind you, UMBC’s Chick-Fil-A is a little smaller than the free-standing locations you find “out in the real world,” and the menu offers less choices as well, but hey- any Chick-Fil-A is better than NO Chick-Fil-A in my book. UMBC’s Chick-Fil-A still offers the ever-so-delicious chicken sandwich and the ever popular chicken nuggets if you’re looking to shoot pass the bread and get right to the good stuff. I don’t know what they put in that coating on their chicken, but I will say this- that recipe of “lovin’ goodness” makes me well, wanna be a better man! Add a side of perfectly-browned waffle fries and an ice cold drink (you have to try the half-n-half, which for those of you who have just landed on planet Earth = ½ lemonade + ½ iced tea), then sit back and listen for the fat lady to start singing! I do believe I could eat the condiments as a meal if I found that my back was against the wall. That Chick-Fil-A sauce is deee-lish too! If you happen to be watching your figure, you can opt for a salad. I have to say that they look great, all green and fresh, and I’m sure they taste great too, but me, I’m a meat-n-potatoes kind of guy so unless the oven there breaks, I’m goin’ with what I know-and love.
Now, the bummer part about this establishment (if I must be diplomatic) is that it’s only open Monday thru Friday, 7 A.M.-8 P.M.. If I ruled the world, it would be open 24 hours, but since I haven’t yet perfected that power, I’ll just take what I can get! If you decide to check Chick-Fil-A out, be prepared to wait in line! Trust me, once you taste the food, it’ll be as normal to you as waiting in line to see Santa is for little kids. Just think of it as “going to see the Wizard!”
If you wanna get all technical and such, you can check out Chick-Fil-A’s website; their food is cooked from fresh ingredients, which helps to make food items at Chick-Fil-A more favorable than many other fast food joints in the nutrition category. So, not only does the food taste great, but it’s fresh and stands out among its fellow fast-food restaurants when it comes to nutrition. My friend, I do believe we can call that a “win-win!” Oh yes, UMBC is an up-and-coming institution of higher learning, and our Chick-Fil-A is helping to blaze that path to glory!!! Yee-Ha! Save a horse, bite a bird! (Yep, I got a million of em!’) Stay tuned for COMING ATTRACTIONS- “Starbucks: The Java- Juice Phenomenon”…