Chick-fil-A’s top-selling item isn’t chicken.
Photo: Courtesy of Chick-fil-A, Inc.
Photo: Courtesy of Chick-fil-A, Inc.

Here are Chick-fil-A’s 10 most-sold items (No. 1 isn’t chicken)

Despite being in the name, chicken isn’t king at Chick-fil-A.

The company recently released a list of its top 10 most-sold items in 2018, which you can view below. But you should know that the top spot went to a fast-fried wavy waffly tubular tuber.

Yes, the waffle fry is the top-selling item at Chick-fil-A.

The chain, of course with its roots in metro Atlanta dating back to 1946, is poised to become the third-largest chain in the United States, according to one study, putting it behind McDonald’s and Starbucks.

The company announced about six months ago it would open its first international franchise, in Toronto.


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As far as most-ordered, certainly chicken has to come next, right? Nope. Think about this logically. What does a french fry need more than chicken? A soft drink.

Finally, at No. 3, is an order of chicken nuggets. If you’d really like to read about the thermal dynamics of Chick-fil-A nuggets and see what an all-you-can-eat competition looks like, click here.

Here’s the rest of the popular items list:

4. Chicken sandwich

5. Iced tea

6. Lemonade

7. Hash browns

8. Chick-n-strips

9. Chicken biscuit

10. Spicy deluxe sandwich


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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

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