Tuesday night was not a good time to be a chicken nugget at the East Lake Chick-fil-A.
If you had been a chicken nugget there and then, you and an estimated 4,500 other nugs would have met a chewed-up fate.
It was a massacre.
About 250 people demanded 711 refills, said Autumn Schultz, who runs the “front of the house” at the Roswell Road Chick-fil-A location.
Those numbers were over a two-hour period and don’t account for regular business.
“It was crazy, we had a line from 4:50 until 6:50 and it just did not stop,” she said.
The all-you-can-eat aspect of the night was broken up into two brackets, a manager previously said: Those older than age 12 paid $12.99 for all the nuggets, a medium drink and a medium fry (no refills on the fries). Those younger paid $8.99 for all the nuggets, a small drink and a small fry sans refills.
One brave soul, Tim Dorr, alleged on Twitter to have eaten 70.
When the East Cobb man was asked how he and his body were doing the next morning, he said: “The only real negative effects are from sodium intake. But I’ll likely skip lunch again today.”
Schultz said they don’t know who won because it was an all-you-can-eat night and not a competition.
To her, the only “hiccup” was space.
“We had people eating in their cars, on the curb outside,” she said. “They were standing up eating their nuggets.”
She said they brought on 10 extra staff members last night.
This is the first time, she said, the restaurant has held such an event. She said they haven’t talked about doing another one, but she thinks it’s a good idea, so don’t worry if you missed out.
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