Food News: Grilled Nuggets Coming to Chick-fil-A Kids Menu
Hats off to our friends at BurgerBusiness.com for bringing this one to our attention. It looks like Chick-fil-A will begin offering the grilled equivalent of Chicken Nuggets to their kids menus. A 4-count of the new nuggets will have only 80 calories (compared to 130 in the pressure-cooked ones), while the chain will also add applesauce to the kids’ side choices. No word on if the policy to swap out that toy for Ice Dream will be nixed, but obviously, Chick-fil-A is looking to keep the ball rolling on the changes many quick service providers have instituted to make kids meals healthier.
Personally, I think it’s great, but I question why it’s limited to kids only? The new nuggets won’t be featured as an a la carte item on the regular menu, and there’s no word if Chick-fil-A ‘healthier’ sides — like the side salad and fruit cup — will be offered as regular side choices instead of premium items. I’m all for setting a good example, but why not help set that example by giving mommy or daddy (or your fun uncle Adam) the same healthy choices at a non-premium price?
I suppose it’s a moot point, considering I’d be crazy to pass on my usual 12-count of “regular” Chick-fil-A Nuggets (read our review here). Not only my favorite fast food nugget, but also the healthiest of the fried versions.