Chick-fil-A on Track to Become Third Largest Fast Food Chain The chicken chain will claim the No. 3 spot in the U.S. in sales by the end of 2018. This is big jump from being the No. 7 spot in 2017. Analyst Mark Kalinowski initially predicted Chick-fil-A would take the No. 3 spot in 2020. He recently updated his forecast that it would be third by 2019. In 2017, Chick-fil-A sales grew by $1.1 billion. It is difficult to calculate exact sales because Chick-fil-A is a private company. The nearest competitor w

One of our favorite Southern fast food chains is testing a chocolate fudge brownie

It's a good week for chocolate lovers.

First, Krispy Kreme announced the launch of its limited-time "Chocolate Glaze Collection." Now, Chick-fil-A has further whetted our sweet tooth with the news of a Chocolate Fudge Brownie testing in select markets.

As announced on Chick-fil-A's blog, The Chicken Wire , yesterday, as of Jan. 14, the CFA is testing a Chocolate Fudge Brownie in the Bay Area, along with two regions down South: South Florida and Richmond, Virginia. Pricing for a brownie starts at $1.99.

Hosting a crowd? If the brownie is available in your area, you can also order it on a tray through catering. If the feedback for the Chocolate Fudge Brownie is positive, it could be added to Chick-fil-A's menu nationwide. (Friends in Florida and Virginia, please take note.)

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On a different end of the flavor spectrum, Chick-fil-A also announced on its blog that participating Phoenix, Yuma, and Tuscon restaurants have begun to test three spicy new items. First, the Grilled Spicy Deluxe Sandwich, with grilled chicken, Colby-Jack cheese, lettuce, tomato, paired with Cilantro Lime Sauce. This flavor-packed sandwich has previously been tested in Orlando, St. Louis, and Knoxville, Tennessee, so the hope is the expanded testing bodes well for a potential nationwide rollout. Secondly, these Arizona restaurants will introduce the Spicy Chick-n-Strips Biscuit, a breakfast sandwich with two Spicy Chick-n-Strips on a buttermilk biscuit. Finally, these Chick-fil-A outposts will also offer the Grilled Spicy Deluxe Bundle, a build-your-own Spicy Grilled Sandwiches set that serves 10 people. All will be available for a limited-time.

Order up, AZ, and let's get these spicy hits to the South.

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