Okay, hear me out. I go to school in Washington, D.C., where Chick-Fil-A is a big deal. When people found out I hadn’t ever tried it, they looked at me like I had three heads, and immediately took me to the newly opened location near our school. I’m always the first to suggest trying a new restaurant, new food, or to go out to eat, and I was willing to try it. I’d heard such amazing things, and there’s such a cult following to Chick-Fil-A that I had to try it out.

So I tried it. I ordered a spicy deluxe chicken sandwich and the infamous waffle fries, and tried some of my friend’s chicken nuggets. And…I was incredibly disappointed. Not only was the chicken not spicy, it was oddly sweet, and overall just bland. The fries were barely salted, very starchy, and also a bit soggy. The chicken nuggets were fine, also rather bland, and tasted like a worse version of the amazing Garden Catering nuggets.

The sauces were actually pretty good, including the famous Polynesian and Chick-Fil-A sauce. But even with the sauces being as good as they are, they can’t redeem the whole meal (no matter how much I drowned my food in them). I was extremely disappointed, to say the least.

With Chick-Fil-A’s sub-par food, terrible reputation (including multiple anti-gay sentiments expressed by the company’s CEO), and the fact that it’s closed on Sunday, Chick-Fil-A simply isn’t worth it. And for the price I paid for the meal–around $10–I could stretch that so much more at nearly any other fast food restaurant.

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