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Chick-fil-A's experimental “Family Style Meals” expanding to Nashville, Tennessee

A new take-out option could be coming to Chick-fil-A’s menu very soon. The Atlanta-based fast food chain has developed “Family Style Meals,” which are designed for families or gatherings of four. Chick-fil-A began testing this concept last July in three cities— Greensboro, North Carolina; San Antonio, Texas and Phoenix, Arizona. 

The testing went well and now, Chick-fil-A will be testing the “Family Style Meals” in 22 Chick-fil-A locations in the Nashville area until January reports the Memphis Business Journal. The new meal option includes “one entree (12 Chick-n-Strips, 30 Chick-fil-A Nuggets, four Original or grilled chicken breasts), two ‘family-style sides,’ eight Mini Rolls, dishes and plasticware, and ‘Conversation-Starters’ to inspire mealtime discussions." 



Chick-fil-A has decided to drop Bacon Baked Beans off the menu for this round of testing, however, Mac & Cheese is still available to try. One other change in this round of testing— the price dropped from $29.99 to $27.49.

The push behind this new menu option comes directly from customer habits. There is a high demand for takeout options and “more than a third of Chick-fil-A’s dinner customers (36 percent) take their meal to eat at home,” the Memphis Business Journal reports. If testing goes well, the “Family Style Meals” could be added to menus nationwide sometime next year. 

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Rachel Taylor is a staff writer at Southern Kitchen. She moved to Atlanta earlier this year after graduating college in Maryland, and has been a digital audience specialist at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Politically Georgia, as well as a freelance writer for publications such as USA Today and the Delmarva Daily Times on Maryland's Eastern Shore. She has lived in France and Italy, and loves to travel.