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Day 36 – Working My Way thru the Menu: #5 Chicken Breakfast Burrito Meal

Day 36.

Day 36 didn’t start out to swell.  Let me explain.

I present to you Exhibit A:

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I’m “Liza,” and Edward is, well, Edward. Our site is down. I’m on the morning shift. And Edward tells me to hold 1-5 minutes.

Well over 30 minutes later, I present to you Exhibit B:

everydaywithchickfila1And, we’re still down.

Now, the good thing is that probably 50% of the people who get this kind of result in their web search think that it’s something on their end.  Maybe they’ve got a bad connection so they go reset the router. Maybe they have a computer that needs an update so they reboot. Maybe they need a defrag, and on and on. By the time they get back to the site, the problem’s been fixed, and they’re none the worse off for the experience.

But the other 50% are a little peeved, and for the 10-20% who know exactly what the above message means, they’re ticked. I mean, they really don’t want to have anything to do with you or your site when that happens. Understandable. I get the same way when I’m trying to pay a credit card bill on the day it’s due and I get an error message. (At this point my mom would tell me I come by my procrastination honestly. Thanks Ma. But I’m still mad at the credit card company.)

So that was a bummer of a way to start the work day. The worst is, when they finally did get us up and running again, they didn’t really have an explanation.

Translation?  It will happen again next week.

Good thing I had a 40 minute round trip to my Trinity Chick-fil-A to listen to some Ravi Zacharias and chill out for a bit. Apparently the 10:00 a.m. hour is a little busier than 6:30:

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Again, understandable.  The Chick-fil-A breakfast menu has some very popular offerings.  Today’s meal as I’m working my way through the menu?  A #5 Chicken Breakfast Burrito Meal, complete with, you guessed it, hash browns and a small coffee, served to me by the lovely Phyllis:

everydaywithchickfila3She and I came to an agreement today (I think.)  She would willingly let me photograph her if I would willingly be okay with her not having makeup on.

You got a deal, Phyllis.  Mi casa es su casa.  I know that translates into nothing remotely related, but I really just wanted some Spanish in this blog post.

Okay, according to the Chick-fil-A website, the Chicken Breakfast Burrito consists of: Chunks of Chick-fil-A chicken gently mixed with scrambled eggs, fire-roasted onions and peppers and a subtle blend of Monterey Jack and Cheddar cheeses – all wrapped in a soft flour tortilla and served with our spicy salsa. Also available with our spicy chicken.

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Total Cost: $4.86

Nutritional Content of the Burrito, hash browns and coffee:
685 Calories
34g Fat
11g Saturated Fat
0g Trans Fat
245mg Cholesterol
1355mg Sodium
68g Carbohydrates
4g Fiber
3g Sugar
25g Protein

My take? Honestly, the burrito wasn’t my favorite.  Oh, and this was my first shot at the Chick-fil-A Breakfast Burrito, so a lot was riding on this culinary endeavor.  I would definitely give it another shot, though, don’t get me wrong. They have chicken and sausage, so of course I went with chicken, but sausage may be a better choice. We’ll have to test that out. It wasn’t as hot as I’d like it, but I’m hard to please in that regard. I also was a little disappointed because of what Ali had mentioned yesterday, which is that some Chick-fil-A’s give larger-sized hash brown containers, since I’m such a brainwashed, er, devoted fan of them. Alas, my Trinity Chick-fil-A does not! So Brenda, if you’re reading this, it’s something to consider. Just a thought.

Final Every Day Rating: I feel myself getting tougher on the rating system, but I gotta go with a 7 out of 10. The really good thing about the burrito is that it’s huge! I mean, it’s no Chipotle or anything, but it’s sizeable for a breakfast entree. But something just wasn’t cohesive to me in the ingredient pairings, and I’m still trying to figure it out. I think if it had burned my mouth a little after taking a big bite, however, it could registered an 8 without question.

I like it hot, Chick-fil-A. If you’re listening.

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