Join the fight against breast cancer during the ‘I Pink I Can’ event in Lynchburg this weekend
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Breast cancer is a disease that affects one in every eight women, but organizers of a Lynchburg event are showing women it is not a fight they have to take on alone.
Chick-fil-A adds spicy grilled chicken sandwich to menu for limited time
Everyone’s favorite chicken restaurant is stepping up their spicy chicken sandwich game. Chick-fil-A is adding a limited-edition grilled spicy chicken deluxe sandwich to its menu starting January 25. The grilled spicy deluxe sandwich will feature grilled chicken marinated in a spicy seasoning, served on a toasted multigrain brioche bun with Colby-Jack cheese, lettuce and tomato. “We know guests are looking to add more variety to their meals, especially after a year where new food experiences were limited. The Grilled Spicy Deluxe offers the spicy flavors our guests have come to know and love, now available in a grilled option,” said Leslie Neslage, director of menu and packaging at Chick-fil-AChick-fil-A previously tested this item on its menu during the summer of 2019.
Chick-fil-A in Roanoke decked the halls with over 55,000 Christmas lights
The Griswalds have some competition this year in the Christmas lights department. During a time when many are forced to scale back their holiday celebrations, this Roanoke Chick-fil-A is turning up the Christmas spirit with an amazing display that’s getting a lot of attention. It’s so wonderful and we love that chick-fil-a embraces Christmas in such an extravagant way,” said another customer Michell Hutchens. Just the joy that lights bring, especially this time of year, is really exciting to a lot of people,” said Duffsey. “It’s a happy time of year and I think we need to keep remembering that.”The Christmas lights display was done by a local company called Christmas Decor Roanoke.
Crews respond to house fire off of U.S. 460 in Roanoke County
ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. – Crews responded to a house fire Friday night in Roanoke just off of 460 near Chick-fil-A on Sourwood Street. Officials at the scene told 10 News that three men who were home at the time of the fire all made it out safely. Saturday morning, officials told 10 News they determined the cause of the fire to be accidental, starting in the engine compartment of a vehicle inside the garage. Officials said there were not any working smoke alarms in the home and damage estimates are $220,000. Roanoke County Fire and Rescue is reminding everyone to have working smoke alarms in your home.
Chick-fil-A sauces to be sold in select stores nationwide in 2021
Chick-fil-A sauce at home? The popular fast-food giant announced earlier this week that folks nationwide can buy 16-ounce bottles of its signature Chick-fil-A sauce and Polynesian sauce at select retailers starting next year. Unfortunately, there aren’t any in our state right now, but the sauces can currently be purchased at “Publix, Kroger, Walmart and Winn-Dixie stores in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana and Mississippi, with a nationwide rollout scheduled for early 2021,” according to the company. When the 16-ounce bottled go on sale, they will be priced around $3.49 per bottle, and with every purchase, all royalties Chick-fil-A receives will be donated to the Chick-fil-A Remarkable Futures™ Scholarship Initiative. Click here for more information about the sauces and where to buy them.
Chick-fil-A employee in Georgia rescues choking child in drive-thru line, company says
COLUMBUS, Ga. – A Chick-fiil-A employee in Georgia is being deemed a hero after rescuing a choking child in the drive-thru line, the company says. Zack “Cowboy” Kokenzie heard frantic cries coming from an SUV just outside of the drive-thru window. Chick-fil-A Employee and Eagle Scout “Cowboy” Rescues Choking Child in Drive Thru October 12, 2020 Columbus, GA... Posted by Chick-fil-A Manchester Expressway on Monday, October 12, 2020Kokenzie, who is an Eagle Scout and is CPR-certified, went toward the SUV. The company says Kokenzie was calm under the pressure and was able to help save the child’s life. Chick-fil-A staff says it will continue to have multiple team members around the building to help provide quick service.
Get free nuggets at this Roanoke Chick-fil-A when you bring your dog
ROANOKE, Va. – Who needs a pup cup when you can get nuggets for free? The Bonsack Chick-fil-A will give your dog a treat when you bring them through the drive-thru during its Dog Days of Summer event on Wednesday, August 26. If you bring your furry friend along, you get one free 6-count nugget and a Chick-fil-A bandana. The event will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will continue while supplies last.
Lynchburg Chick-fil-A sees overwhelming support for coin collection event
LYNCHBURG, Va. – On Wednesday, a Chick-fil-A location in Lynchburg saw an overwhelming amount of support for its coin collection event during a nationwide coin shortage. The restaurant on Wards Road shared pictures of people wrapped around the building waiting to exchange their coins for gift certificates. For every $10 in rolled coins, participants received that same amount in paper bills, as well as a coupon for a free menu item. The restaurant on Wards Road shared these pictures with us of people wrapped around the building waiting to exchange their coins for gift certificates. It will be used to keep them as well as the Chick-fil-A location inside the River Ridge Mall afloat.
Exchange coins for cash, get a free Chick-fil-A entree in Lynchburg
LYNCHBURG, Va. – If you have rolled coins, you could exchange them for a free Chick-fil-A entree at the location on Wards Road. On Wednesday between 9 and 11 a.m. and 2 to 4 p.m., you can exchange $10 in rolled coins for the same value in paper bills — and you’ll get thanked with a gift card for a future purchase. There is a maximum of 10 coupon cards per guest.
Fifth Chick-fil-A set to open in Lynchburg, along with Sheetz, other retail space
Published: May 12, 2020, 11:40 pm Updated: May 13, 2020, 12:19 amLYNCHBURG, Va. – Several new businesses are planned for a project on Timberlake Road in Lynchburg. Chick-fil-A submitted plans to build its 5th Lynchburg restaurant location on Timberlake Road across from Kroger. A 24/7 drive-thru Sheetz is set to open across from BB&T and Bojangles'. Thomas Builders is also planning a retail development featuring two 6,600 square foot multi-use commercial buildings. Construction started about two weeks ago, however it’s not clear when everything will be completed.
Chick-fil-A selling bottles of its signature sauces in pilot program
ROANOKE, Va. – For those in Florida, starting next month they won’t need to go to a Chick-fil-A to have some of the restaurant’s amazing sauces. The restaurant announced Wednesday that it’s launching a pilot program to sell both Chick-fil-A sauce and its Polynesian sauce in all Florida Publix, Target, Walmart and Winn-Dixie stores. Rather than sell these bottles for company profit, 100 percent of Chick-fil-A, Inc. proceeds from the retail sales of the 16-ounce bottled sauces will be donated to Chick-fil-A’s Team Member scholarship program, which will award $17 million to 6,700 Team Members in 2020. Those who go to a Chick-fil-A in Florida won’t be limited to those two sauces but will also be able to get 8-ounce bottles of barbecue, honey mustard and garden herb ranch. Now while we don’t know this for sure, if this Florida program has a successful launch, it’s likely that Chick-fil-A would launch this to more markets, hopefully Virginia.
Salem Chick-fil-A to temporarily close for renovations
SALEM, Va. – Sorry Chick-fil-A lovers in Salem, you’ll soon have to go without the popular fast-food restaurant for a little while. Beginning on Thursday, Feb. 6, the restaurant is closing for renovations. We are excited to share that Chick-fil-A Salem is getting a makeover! Unfortunately, this means that we will be... Posted by Chick-fil-A Salem on Tuesday, February 4, 2020The restaurant is planning to reopen on Feb. 17, 2020
Bonsack Chick-fil-A thanking officers with free food for National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day
Thursday is National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. The Pulaski Police Department received a free lunch along with some baked goods, courtesy of Pulaski County Hearts Behind the Badge. The Bonsack Chick-Fil-A is offering a free sandwich or 8-count nugget. It's a small token of appreciation that they've done every year since the unofficial holiday was created in 2015. Law enforcement officers can get it on this deal until 10 p.m. Thursday.
Chick-fil-A drops support for The Salvation Army, FCA
ROANOKE, Va. – Chick-fil-A confirmed to Thomson Reuters Foundation on Monday that it would no longer support two Christian organizations opposed to same-sex marriage. The Salvation Army and Fellowship of Christian Athletes are considered anti-LGBTQ groups by some for their views. The Fellowship of Christian Athletes has the following Sexual Purity Statement:“God desires His children to lead pure lives of holiness. Participating children were not required to be a member of FCA and did not have to sign any FCA pledges. Salvation Army: In 2017, the Foundation provided approximately $150,000 to support children’s programs in Atlanta, including camps for kids and the Angel Tree.
Virginia Chick-fil-A employee climbs down storm drain to rescue customer's phone
But for one Chick-fil-A employee, it was just another day on the job. It all started when Hall was going to get her son out of her van and dropped her phone straight down a storm drain. After they hung up on him, Seth and Hall noticed the man hole cover next to the drain wasn't bolted down. "He then climbs down into the hole and retrieves my phone which miraculously is not broken or wet." Hall said Seth asked her to snap a photo of him so he could show his girlfriend what he did at work that day.
New Roanoke County LewisGale ER clears planning commission despite neighbor objections
The Roanoke County Planning Commission recommended approval for a rezoning to build a new LewisGale free standing emergency room in the Bonsack area despite objections from neighbors who've fought development in the past and welcome the facility, just somewhere else. That led to neighbors feeling deja vu in many of the comments they made to the planning commission, just like when they fought the Chick-fil-A that was approved five years ago, also at the entrance to their neighborhood. But even with that in mind, many of the neighbors walked out feeling steam rolled by the countty. The area unsuccessfully fought the Chick-fil-A opening five years ago and the restaurant was mentioned in nearly every comment. The planning commission highlighted the fact that the corridor is designated as transitional, and it has been in the plan for nearly two decades to put the land to better use.
Chick-fil-A Worker Saves Man by Performing CPR: 'God Placed Me There'
A California Chick-fil-A manager is being credited with saving the life of a 20-year-old man who was unresponsive in the restaurant's parking lot. Handing his tablet to a co-worker, he bolted across the lot and found a man inside the vehicle who was unresponsive and not breathing. The man "wasn't breathing or anything, his eyes were rolled back behind his head, I know this guy was out," Nenguke told KGTV. RELATED STORIESHealth Aide Saves Man Who Drove Into Her House: 'He Was Out of It'Jesus Saves! Uber Driver Takes Woman 400 Miles to Aunt's 100th Birthday PartyDeputy Saves 12-Day-Old Baby After Pulling Over Speeding Car
Odessa Chick-fil-A restaurants make 500 sandwiches to feed first responders after shooting
ODESSA, Texas - As if we needed any more reasons to love Chick-fil-A, two Chick-fil-A restaurants in Odessa teamed up to feed hundreds of first responders after Saturday's deadly shooting. Employees worked and cooked 500 sandwiches, according to a Facebook post by one of the restaurants. The restaurant had planned to close early after the shooting, but when the opportunity to feed first responsders arose, rather than leave, every employee stayed to help. "Sometimes light in a dark world looks as simple as a hot chicken sandwich," the post said. Copyright 2019 by WSLS 10 - All rights reserved.
Quavo jokes about selling Popeye's sandwiches for $1,000 each
Joe Raedle/Getty Images(CNN) - From waiting in hour-long lines to hitting up multiple restaurants -- people are going to extreme lengths to find a Popeye's chicken sandwich. Rapper Quavo, of the group Migos, is ready to save the day and make our chicken sandwich dreams come true. Popeye's first announced their new chicken sandwich on Twitter earlier this month, and Black Twitter was all over it, with the sandwich dominating discussions. The Popeye's sandwich is remarkably similar to Chick-fil-A's. It features a fried chicken fillet on a brioche bun, complemented by a few pickles and a slather of mayonnaise.
So, whose chicken sandwich is better? Chick-fil-A or Popeyes?
RELATED: Brands beef about who has the best chicken sandwichOnce the sandwich was unleashed to the masses, people took to social media to praise Popeyes for having the most delicious chicken sandwich on the planet. Is it the traditional chicken sandwich from Chick-fil-A that is always served up with a smile, or the underdog chicken sandwich from Popeyes that has changed the game forever? But when you're looking for something with a little more punch in your chicken sandwich, you may want to try elsewhere. Popeyes sandwichThere's a reason that Chick-fil-A is throwing shade at Popeyes chicken sandwich, and that is because in my taste test, Popeyes has the better sandwich. Final resultsFor me, Popeyes' new chicken sandwich is the clear winner, and honestly, it's about time there was a shake-up when it comes to fried chicken sandwiches in the fast-food chain world.
Chick-fil-A adds mac and cheese to menu
Alex Wong/Getty Images(CNN) - America's favorite restaurant chain just added to its menu for the first time in three years. As of Monday, Chick-fil-A offers macaroni and cheese as a side option nationwide -- the only addition since 2016. "Mac & Cheese is the quintessential comfort food, and something we are so excited to offer our guests at Chick-fil-A," said Amanda Norris, executive director of menu and packaging in a statement. Chick-fil-A is one of the most profitable restaurant chains in the country, according to Nation's Restaurant News. The-CNN-Wire & 2019 Cable News Network, Inc., a Time Warner Company.
Chick-fil-A adds mac and cheese to its menu
ROANOKE, Va. - Things just got a whole lot cheesier over at Chick-fil-A. Starting Monday, the restaurant will offer mac and cheese as a permanent side option with any lunch, dinner, kid's meal or catering order. For a limited time, Chick-fil-A will offer a frosted caramel coffee. The drink combines cold-brewed coffee with vanilla Icedream dessert and caramel syrup and will be available until November 9. Copyright 2019 by WSLS 10 - All rights reserved.
Making Chick-fil-A sauce at home is really easy
Chick-fil-A sauce is nearly perfect. Something as simple as mixing together some mayonnaise, mustard, barbecue sauce and a few other things could not possibly turn into the magic that is that yellow gold, reported by WCNC. Start making your own Chick-fil-A sauce at home so that you can use it on basically everything and so that you can satisfy the cravings that always seem to come on Sundays. Homemade Chick-fil-A SauceIngredients:1/4 cup mayonnaise2 Tbsp honey2 Tbsp BBQ sauce (a smoky sauce tends to work best)1 Tbsp yellow mustard2 tsp Dijon mustard2 tsp lemon juiceInstructions:
America has a new favorite fast food restaurant -- and it doesn't even involve burgers
Well, according to data from Market Watch, cited in a Food and Wine report from earlier this week, its -- drum roll, please! -- Chick-fil-A. Market Force polls more than 7,600 people, and looks at their satisfaction and whether theyd recommend a restaurant to someone else. And then last years No 1, Pizza Ranch, didnt even earn enough votes to qualify for this years poll, Food and Wine points out. As for McDonalds, it actually came in last place -- but as the Food and Wine article points out, the burger continues to top every single restaurant on the entire list in sales.
Chick-fil-A manager changes tire for 96-year-old WWII veteran
It took Chick-fil-A manager Daryl Howard, right, about 15 minutes to change a flat tire for a 96-year-old WWII veteran employees know as "Mr. Daryl Howard was taking orders Thursday morning at the restaurant in Severn when a 96-year-old WWII veteran, known to employees as Mr. Lee, came to the register and said he had a flat tire. "He was shaking, almost in tears saying he barely made it to the store on three tires because one was bad," Rudy Somoza, another manager, told CNN. Lee was able to park but had no one to help change his tire. It took Howard about 15 minutes to change the tire.
This restaurant is giving away free entrees for Cow Appreciation Day on Tuesday
It seems as though weve got holidays for everything, a lot of which a good portion of us may not necessarily celebrate Lion Day, Penpal Day, Drive-In Movie Day but Cow Appreciation Day is certainly one we can get down with, especially because Chick-fil-A restaurants all over the country will be giving away free entrees in celebration on Tuesday. If youre the type who likes to go all out perhaps a full-body cow suit go on with your bad self. Some examples: cow hat or mask, a T-shirt with black and white spots, jewelry with cow print. More than 2,400 restaurants took part in Cow Appreciation Day last year, but it would still be safe to check with your local Chick-fil-A before heading over to make sure theyre joining in. Happy Cow Appreciation Day!
Fast food manager jumps through window to save choking child
But that didn't stop one Georgia teen when he saw a 6-year-old boy choking in the drive-thru this week. Now, manager Logan Simmons is being called a hero -- and rightfully so. Surveillance video from the Flowery Branch Chick-fil-A shows Simmons, 19, climbing through the window and running to the car where the boy was in the back seat. Simmons said that once he got to the car, he saw that the boy's seat belt was tangled around his neck. "Everyone's been cheering and shouting my name and asking me to come sit with them and stuff," Simmons said Friday.
Once again, Chick-fil-A is named America's favorite restaurant chain
For the fourth year in a row, the Georgia-based chicken chain has been named America's favorite restaurant, according to the American Customer Satisfaction Index. The chain, whose customer service is perhaps just as well-known as its food, scored an 86 on the 100-point scale, down one point from last year. Four chains tied for fourth with a score of 80: Arby's, Chipotle, Papa John's and Pizza Hut. Other popular chains scored much lower. 3 in the industry behind McDonald's and Starbucks, according to Nation's Restaurant News.