There may be a lot of things you don’t know about Chick-fil-A, but if there’s one thing you definitely know about the fast food chain, it’s that it has a massive following. Chick-fil-A is quickly growing and has become the third-most profitable chain restaurant in America. With millions of devoted fans and diners, we had to ask: What is Chick-fil-A’s most popular menu item?
While this news may seem surprising, it actually makes a lot of sense. Chick-fil-A’s signature crisscrossed, deep-fried potatoes not only offer the perfect amount of surface area for salting and dipping, but they’re also a side dish that goes well with any other order. Whether you’re a chicken sandwich gal or a chicken nuggets guy, you’re likely to opt for a side of waffle fries every time you pull up to that Chick-fil-A drive-thru.
The second most popular Chick-fil-A menu item is another one you get regardless of your choice entree: soft drinks. The most popular entree, however, is Chick-fil-A’s chicken nuggets, which were only the third most-ordered item of 2018. The chain’s signature menu item, its chicken sandwich, was the fourth most-ordered item, followed by iced tea at No. 5. Lemonade, hash browns, Chick-n-Strips, chicken biscuits and the Spicy Deluxe Sandwich round out the top 10, in that order.
So next time you head to Chick-fil-A, you’ll be able to order your waffle fries knowing you join millions of other Americans every year. And that should be no surprise — this chain’s waffle fries just so happen to be one of the fast food menu items with a big cult following.