Chick-fil-A dropping 'Cole Slaw' from menu

Chick-fil-A will drop coleslaw from its menu next year.

The Atlanta-based fastfood giant said the customer favorite will see its run end in mid-January as the company looks to update its menu with new, fresher selections, such as kale and broccolini. Coleslaw has been on Chick-fil-A’s menu since company founder Truett Cathy opened the Dwarf House in 1946.

“Chick-fil-A has made the difficult decision to remove Cole Slaw from the menu on Jan. 18,” the company said in a statement. “We know many of our customers love our Cole Slaw, yet we have also heard from them they are looking for new tastes and healthier ways to eat in our restaurants. To provide this variety means we will occasionally have to remove items from our menu.”

Coleslaws demise at Chick-fil-A has been coming for a while. The company’s Facebook page is full of pleas from fans over the past months to bring back “the slaw” as it has disappeared from select stores.

“BRING BACK THE SLAW!!!,” reads a post. “Super bummed Cole slaw is no longer a menu item at my local Chick-fil-a in Estero, FL.”

To help ease the pain for fans who will miss the item, Chick-fil-A has released its coleslaw recipe:

Chick-fil-A Cole Slaw recipe

4 teaspoons vinegar

¼ cup sugar

¼ teaspoon dry mustard

¼ teaspoon salt

1 cup mayonnaise

2 bags (10 oz. bags) fine shredded cabbage, chopped to 1/8 inch

¼ cup finely chopped carrots

Whisk vinegar, sugar, mustard and salt together until sugar is dissolved. Add mayonnaise and whisk to mix. Add cabbage and carrots. Mix to combine. Refrigerate for 2 hours and serve. (Makes 6-8 servings)