- Stephanie Toone The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
People camp out in the cold and write rap songs in honor of Atlanta’s hometown chicken king and (arguably) America’s favorite fast food, so it should be no surprise that a heartfelt love song has struck gold on social media in honor of Chick-fil-A.
On Christmas Eve, Greenville comedian Shama Mrema posted a music video titled “Chick-fil-A (But it’s Sunday)” on Facebook. In a matter of days, the music video has been shared more than 5,000 times and viewed more than 314,000 times. Mrema’s video likely struck a chord, because, one, America loves Chick-fil-A and, two, a second day in a row without Chick-fil-A (the restaurant was also closed on Christmas Day) is a lot for anyone.
The love song and video is an ode to Chick-fil-A’s superiority over all other fast-food chicken chains. In the video, Mrema roams around presumably a Greenville-area franchise peeking through the restaurant’s door, falling to his knees and sulking around the empty parking lot. His passion for the fried chicken spot is so deep he vows marriage to the chain − if it were permissible.
As one lyric from his song goes: “I OD on Minis and refill my sweet tea/ You’ve got everything I want; you’ve got everything I need/ Chick-fil-A sauce so good like it was made by G-O-D.”
Many have applauded Mrema for speaking to their own hankering for Chick-fil-A on a Sunday.
In an interview with Fox Carolina, Mrema, who describes himself as an African-born, American-raised actor, writer and comedian, said he posted the song as pure comedy. However, he does genuinely crave Chick-fil-A on Sundays, according to The State.
“A friend and I love Chick-fil-A, and I realized that we always wanted to go on Sunday and I had to remind him or he had to remind me that they were closed,” Mrema told the station.
Even though his Chick-fil-A tribute is a hit, Mrema told Greenville News that he did not plan to become the “restaurant-singer guy”.
“I was thinking, ‘I hope people like it,’ but I was really shocked that people were commenting, ‘That’s my anthem,’ or tagging their friends. … Apparently, a lot of people drove to a Chick-fil-A on a Sunday and were really disappointed.”