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Day 31 – Working My Way thru the Menu: Chick-fil-A Grilled Market Salad

Day 31.

Day 31 of my Every Day with Chick-fil-A journey happens to fall on July 4th, the 237th birthday of this great nation.  It light of that, I thought I’d make a video today to express my gratitude for life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, which generally leads me straight to a Chick-fil-A drive-thru.

With that being said, let’s jump right to today’s Chick-fil-A stats.

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My server today was Andrew, and this is the first time he’s had an Every Day with Chick-fil-A shout out. The best was his answer when I told him I needed a pic for the blog, and I quote, “I’m not sure I have a face that’s blog-worthy.” Hilarious. You do now, Andrew, you do now. Nothing like a little humility coming from today’s youth. I didn’t even notice homeboy in the back until I got home, who was clearly loving the limelight more than Andrew was. I’m pretty sure I’ve seen him before but I don’t know that he’s waited on me. I do like the photobomb, though, dude. Well played.

Okay, today’s meal was the Chick-fil-A® Grilled Market Salad, which according to Chick-fil-A’s website, is described as: Grilled and sliced chicken breast served on a fresh bed of chopped Romaine lettuce and baby greens, topped with shredded red cabbage and carrots, crumbled blue cheese and a mix of red and green apples, strawberries and blueberries. Made fresh daily. Served with Harvest Nut Granola, Roasted Nut Blend and Zesty Apple Cider Vinaigrette (or guest’s choice of dressing).

Total Due: $7.67 (no drink)

Nutritional Content of the Grilled Market Salad:
180 Calories
4g Fat
2g Saturated Fat
0g Trans Fat
70mg Cholesterol
680mg Sodium
13g Carbohydrates
4g Fiber
8g Sugar
25g Protein

Now here’s the interesting thing about the Grilled Market Salad. I would have NEVER purchased this salad if it weren’t for Every Day with Chick-fil-A. Never. There’s nothing about Apple Cider Vinaigrette or strawberries and blueberries that jumps out to a dude like me. 180 calories? I bet I burn more calories than that just driving to Chick-fil-A. But that’s the fun part about going through the entire menu at least once. To be honest, the salad was pretty good. I ate every last piece of grilled chicken and was really digging the Roasted Nut Blend, which is a sweet (literally) concoction of walnuts, almonds, and pecans that actually mixed well with the Apple Cider Vinaigrette.   Since I was having a huge 4th of July carnivore-fest later on, the lightness of the salad couldn’t have come on a more perfect afternoon.

Final Every Day Rating: 8 out of 10. Women might rate this 10 out of 10, what with 180 calories in the whole stinking meal. I’m pretty sure whatever’s in my son’s bottle has more than that. As such, I’d prefer a little more umph to the meal, personally.  Also, Chick-fil-A execs – blue cheese, while very tasty, is not the cheese I would’ve used. I would have gone with something less powerful and more diverse, like a nice feta. Word to the wise. Maybe in Grilled Market Salad 2.0 we can see a change.