This Was the Most Popular Chick-fil-A Menu Item in 2019

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The fan favorite might surprise you!

Chick-fil-A may be known for its original chicken sandwich, but it’s not the most popular menu item. The iconic sandwich was beat out by another, more dippable entree. Crispy chicken nuggets were the most-ordered menu item at Chick-fil-A last year. It is worth noting that the beloved chicken sandwich did rank second on their list!

Everyone Loves a Nugget

With so many sauce options, the bite-size choice seems obvious. There are seven standard sauces even before the ketchup and honey that are available at every restaurant. Everyone has their favorite condiments, from the famous Chick-fil-A sauce to more unique options like Sweet & Spicy Sriracha. In fact, people are so dedicated to dipping that someone invented a little gadget to make dipping easier in the car. We’re living in the future, people!

Although the classic crispy nuggets are the most popular, Chick-fil-A did premiere grilled nuggets in 2012 as a healthier (but still dippable) alternative. The grilled nuggets were first introduced as a kid’s menu item, but adults wanted in on the grilled chicken goodness, too. Thanks to popular demand, grilled nuggets were added to the main menu later that year.

Other Fan Favorites

Most people may love the nuggets, but others find their favorite on Chick-fil-A’s dessert menu. Fans can’t get enough of Chick-fil-A milkshakes because each one is topped with a mountain of whipped cream and a maraschino cherry. The most popular milkshake is the Cookies & Cream, with chocolate running a close second. (We’re partial to this minty milkshake, though.)

And according to fans, no Chick-fil-A meal would be complete without an order of golden, crispy waffle fries, either. That was 2019’s most-requested side.

Next up: Every wonder why Chick-fil-A employees always say, “my pleasure”?

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Mandy Naglich
Mandy is a food and beverage writer with bylines at WNYC, Munchies, Mic and October. She's a Certified Cicerone and award-winning homebrewer living, writing and cooking in New York City.