This Was the Most Popular Chick-fil-A Menu Item in 2021

It's the most-ordered side at Chick-fil-A for a reason!

Chick-fil-A may be known for its original chicken sandwich, but it’s not the most popular menu item at Chick-fil-A. The iconic sandwich was beaten out by a side of crunchy-on-the-outside, soft-on-the-inside Waffle Potato Fries!

The Most Popular Thing at Chick-fil-A Is…

Chick Fil A Waffle FriesVia chickfila/

Waffle Potato Fries elevate fast-food fries to a whole new level. The unique shape gives you more potato than a regular thin-cut fry, and obviously, more area to dunk in sauce! With seven standard sauces Chick-fil-A (and ketchup and honey), people need the right vehicle to savor all those amazing flavors. From the famous Chick-fil-A sauce (check out the copycat recipe) to more unique options like Sweet & Spicy Sriracha, there’s nothing that these fries can’t be dipped in.

Although the classic waffle potato fries are most popular, Chick-fil-A also introduced Sweet Potato Waffle Fries to the menu. Unfortunately, their run was short-lived, lasting only four months, but they were definitely popular while they lasted! We can only hope the chain will bring back their cinnamon chipotle dusted goodness.

If you like to order a salad with your fries, soon you’ll be able to enjoy it with Chick-fil-A salad dressings.

Speaking of things you can’t find on the menu, you need to check out the Chick-fil-A secret menu.

What Else Did People Order in 2021?

Most people love the fries, but other customers couldn’t get enough of Chick-fil-A’s drinks menu. Looking at you, refreshing Sweet Iced Tea and tangy lemonade!

Last year’s fan favorite, Chicken Nuggets, dropped to number four, which is still a pretty respectable place in our opinion. And Potato Waffle Fries aren’t the only side on the list—Mac & Cheese and Hash Browns made a pretty respectable appearance, too. We can’t wait to see next year’s list!

This is why Chick-fil-A employees say “my pleasure.”

Amrita Thakkar
Amrita is an Assistant Digital Editor at Taste of Home. As a writer and amateur photographer, she often ends up applying these skills to her one great love: food. She can usually be found researching global cuisines, at the farmers market, doing yoga, or looking up new places to travel to.