Story by Justice Newman, Photo by Warner Otto

 

The smell of waffle fries fills the air, the familiar sounds of “My pleasure,” from the employees remind customers that it really is a treat to serve them, and the atmosphere is one that makes you feel at home. These are just some of the things a person can experience when coming to Chick-fil-A. At Dutch Fork High School, Chick-fil-A has proven to be a staple in a teenager’s daily life. Breakfast, lunch, and even dinner, this restaurant is crowded with students and their families who crave relaxation after a long day and a chance to catch up. While there are countless restaurants that one can go to, Chick-fil-A is a place that never really gets old, no matter how many times you eat there.

Chick-fil-A is a restaurant that you have to go to when you visit South Carolina. It’s become a symbol for southern culture and having many locations in and around the South, this fast food joint is one of the more easily accessible. One of the many benefits of eating at Chick-fil-A is the overall quality of the food. The food is not of distasteful quality and is actually a lot healthier than most fast food restaurants now a days. A con to that would be the manner in which the food is cooked, with Chick-fil-A using peanut oil to fry it. For anyone with a peanut allergy, that can prove to be problematic, but for anyone desiring a healthy alternative, it is the way to go. Another benefit that students may find eating at Chick-fil-A is the overall friendliness employees bring to the workplace and the joy they have when serving their customers. That not only makes the customer happy, but also keeps them coming back again and again promoting your business to the people they are close to. Chick-fil-A is also conveniently close to Dutch Fork High School which makes it a lot easier for students to go there before and after school when they’re in a rush or need a quick bite before a long day.

Some negatives of eating at Chick-fil-A is the chaotic parking lot. Most days even in the evening, it is so crowded that many have to go to the McDonald’s parking lot across the street. To improve this, Chick-fil-A has designed a new drive thru for quicker and more efficient ordering. If the parking lot is particularly crowded that day