Chick-Fil-A is looking to expand on it’s chicken empire, taking on the likes of Blue Apron with an all-new concept called Mealtime Kits. As the name suggests, these meal kits are designed to make it easy for customers to cook meals at home using fresh, pre-measured ingredients they can pick up in the drive-thru, at the front counter, or via the Chick-Fil-A One app.
This tasty idea which launch at 150 restaurants across the Atlanta area beginning August 27th, and customers can choose from five different kit recipes, which are easy to follow, simple to make and include the quality Chick-Fil-A chicken used in the brand’s famous chicken. And the chicken in the kits is already trimmed and marinated, so no fuss no muss.
Never before has a fast-food chain offered a full meal kit offering, and Chick-Fil-A will rely on customer feedback in this test market to help the company decide whether to roll out this innovative concept nationwide or not.
“We know our guests are busier than ever and need a variety of convenient dinner options. We’re excited to offer Mealtime Kits as a new way for us to serve our guests by providing fresh ingredients to enjoy a delicious meal at home.” said Michael Patrick, an innovation program lead at Chick-Fil-A who is leading the Mealtime Kits effort. “We designed our offering so our guests don’t have to order ahead, subscribe to a service, or make an extra stop at the grocery store. They simply pick up a Mealtime Kit at one of our restaurants at their convenience – for example, when they’re already at a Chick-Fil-A restaurant grabbing breakfast or lunch, or in the drive-thru on their way home.”
During the test period, Chick-Fil-A will rotate five different meal kit recipes to choose from: Chicken Parmesan, Chicken Enchiladas, Dijon Chicken, Pan Roasted Chicken and Chicken Flatbread. Each Mealtime Kit serves two people and will cost $15.89. Each kit has a “use-by” date, and they can be refrigerated at home for several days, depending on on the purchase date. That means you can even satisfy your Chick-Fil-A cravings on a Sunday!
It should be interesting to see how Chick-Fil-A’s Mealtime Kits goes over with customers in Atlanta. Personally, I think it’s a great idea, and I know that if I lived there and wasn’t sure what to do for dinner some night, I’d pick one up for a quality, “home made” dinner for two.
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Get Excited Panda Express Fans, Because Honey Sesame Chicken Breast Is Back!
Were you bummed when Panda Express got rid of their Honey Sesame Chicken Breast? Well get excited people, because this fan-favorite dish is coming back to a steam table near you for a limited time, starting August 15th!
For those of you who never had it before, this sweet dish features crispy chicken breast strips, string beans and yellow bell peppers, all tossed in a mouthwatering sweet sesame sauce and for the first time, crafted with organic honey. Can we say YUM?
“The wait is over for Honey Sesame Chicken Breast, which offers the bold Chinese flavors one can expect at Panda Express,” said Chef Jimmy Wang, director of culinary innovation. “As one of our most popular limited time offers, Honey Sesame Chicken Breast brings families together at the table – an important moment in life that we hope all of our guests have more time to enjoy with their loved ones.”
Pretty sweet, right? Every year, I look forward to its reappearance on the menu, and you better believe that I am going to eat the heck out of it while it’s available.
Who else is hitting the mall this week for some Honey Sesame Chicken Breast?
Michelob ULTRA Created The Ultimate Golf Bag.. Complete With A Keg Inside!
Yes, you read that right. Michelob ULTRA has unveiled quite possibly the coolest golf bag on the planet, one that every golfer and Caddyshack fan could only ever have imagined in their wildest dreams. And best of all, they’re giving away this bad boy to lucky beer lover, so you’ll definitely want to enter for your chance to win.
The Michelob ULTRA Caddie Bag is a one-of-a-kind prototype bag that includes everything you could ever need for the optimal 19th hole experience:
- 128 oz. refillable beer keg with a custom Michelob ULTRA tap handle
- Rechargeable BOSE Bluetooth speaker
- Built-in tablet for streaming all your favorite media
- Storage for pint glasses
- LED lighting
Want to be the envy of your golfing buddies with your own ULTRA Caddie? Enter for a chance to win it by sharing how you live ULTRA with @MichelobULTRA using #ULTRACaddieContest on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. The contest runs through August 12th, at which point a winner will be chosen at random.
“We are always looking for new ways to innovate and help our consumers live fit and fun, and the ULTRA Caddie delivers both,” said Azania Andrews, vice president, Michelob ULTRA. “Michelob ULTRA has been the official beer of golf for more than a decade, and we’re excited to unveil the ULTRA Caddie at the PGA Championship in St. Louis.”
As the official beer sponsor of the PGA Championship, Michelob ULTRA will debut the ULTRA Caddie at the PGA Championship at Bellerive Country Club in St. Louis this weekend.
You can see more photos of the Michelob ULTRA Caddie Bag below.
What do you think of the Michelob ULTRA Caddie Bag?
Lay’s Releases 8 Wild Potato Chip Flavors, Including Deep Dish Pizza & Lobster Roll
Just when you thought it was safe to walk down the snack aisle, along comes Lay’s, with eight crazy and unexpected potato chip flavors that had us doing a double-take.
As part of the brand’s new Tastes of America program, Lay’s is introducing 8 new regionally-inspired flavors that represent distinctive tastes from across the country. In just a few bites, flavor fans can travel coast-to-coast as they enjoy local flavors from across the nation.
While this is not the first time Lay’s has introduced some out-there potato chip flavors (who remembers Crispy Taco or Southern Biscuits & Gravy?), this is the largest number of flavors the brand has ever introduced at once.. and talk about some interesting flavors!
Here’s the full lineup of the new flavors hitting shelves soon, and the regions they represent:
- Cajun Spice (Central Gulf)
- Chile Con Queso (Texoma, Mountain, SoCal)
- Chesapeake Bay Crab Spice (Mid-Atlantic)
- Deep Dish Pizza (Heartland & Mid-America)
- Fried Pickles with Ranch (Midwest)
- New England Lobster Roll (Northeast)
- Pimento Cheese (Southeast)
- Thai Sweet Chili (Pacific Northwest)
Each of the eight flavors will be available at retail stores in their respective market beginning July 30 through September 23. And if you’re itching for a taste of another region’s chips, you can order a bag or variety pack from Lay’s website.
I will definitely be picking up a bag of the Lobster Roll chips when they hit stores next week, as that sounds like they could be good. And I might have to order a bag of the Deep Dish Pizza chips, as that sounds crazy. Now crazy good or crazy bad, that’s the question.. 🙂
What do you think of Lay’s new Tastes of America potato chips?
Photos courtesy of Lay’s