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No Chick-fil-A for me EVER AGAIN 
20th-Apr-2011 01:57 pm
Teamed up
Well, that's more than a bit annoying. I spent midnight up sick, and have had - ahem! - rather significant tummy trouble all day... I finally figured it out, and made the fateful phone call.

A bright voice answered, "Thank you for calling Virginia Gateway Chick-fil-A! How may I serve you?"

So I brightly said, "Hi! I was wondering what kinds of oil you use to cook your traditional chicken sandwich and your fries."

She responded enthusiastically, "Oh, we use canola oil for the waffle fries, and processed peanut oil for the chicken." [I audibly groaned.] "Oh, but since it's processed, you shouldn't have any issues even if you are allergic to peanuts."

My more steady response, "That would be true, but I'm allergic to peanut oil. It's the equivalent of drinking a quart of milk for me."


Really, when my stomach can't stop churning for hours and refuses all regularly scheduled food, something is wrong. I was feeling a great disturbance in the force all night. Combine that with a headache, and nothing went right except for sweet oblivion at about 1 AM. Also, thankfully, this time I didn't actually lose my lunch today. That would have made life VERY unhappy for my co-workers.

I'm very sad now. I love me some Chick-fil-A. And now I know it's out of my reach... ::sniff:: But maybe I've finally solved my nigh-unto-monthly tummy issues. (I stopped for gas and a sandwich on my way home that night.)
20th-Apr-2011 07:51 pm (UTC)
Oh, Chick-fil-A. I love their nuggets, but have been on a ban for a long time for moral reasons.
20th-Apr-2011 08:53 pm (UTC)
This. Domino's Pizza too, although that's not such a great loss.
20th-Apr-2011 09:09 pm (UTC)
Yeah, the Jesus with my orange juice gets a little old.

To quote the web site:
Q: What is the Corporate Purpose of Chick-fil-A, Inc.?
A: To glorify God by being a faithful steward of all that is entrusted to us. To have a positive influence on all who come in contact with Chick-fil-A
20th-Apr-2011 10:41 pm (UTC)
My moral issue with them isn't the Jesus, it's that they've been actively supporting anti-gay ("Protect Marriage!!!") groups. I'll give my money to pretty much any religious organisation, if they have yummy foodstuffs. But the second that money gets turned into funding anti-civil rights, I'm gone.

Target has finally redeemed itself, thanks to Lady Gaga pressure.
21st-Apr-2011 11:39 am (UTC)
Really?! I was unaware of that. Thank you very much for the education. Of course, it doesn't matter to my consumer habits anymore, but it's still good to know.
20th-Apr-2011 08:36 pm (UTC)
wait, processed peanut oil is supposed to be non-allergenic? That would seem like quite the risk for them to be taking.
20th-Apr-2011 08:47 pm (UTC)
20th-Apr-2011 11:54 pm (UTC)
So sorry. I should have said something, but I assumed you already knew. We found out about the peanut oil after one of Bean's friends ended up super sick from their chicken. It just reaffirmed our avoidance of Chick-fil-A. Because I sure don't need Jesus with my fast food.
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