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Chick-fil-A Is Testing Meal Prep Kits You Can Buy At The Drive-Thru

There was a time in college where all my meals were pretty much fast food. I’d pick up a large breakfast at the drive-thru before class, save some for lunch, and swing back on my way home for a dinner sandwich.

While I stopped eating fast food morning, noon, and night, I always wondered if there was anything quite as convenient as ordering your meals through a drive-thru window.

Harkening back to my college years, Chick-fil-A has announced that it will be testing Mealtime Kits in their hometown of Atlanta, GA, in late August.

The Mealtime Kits are designed to let Chick-fil-A customers cook at home using pre-portioned ingredients that they can order right at the fast food chain’s drive-thru menu.

As of now, there are five different kit recipes being tested in Atlanta that were developed by Chick-Fil-A chef and restauranteur Stuart Tracy. These include Chicken Parmesan, Chicken Enchiladas, Dijon Chicken, Pan Roasted Chicken, and Chicken Flatbread. Sure, it’s not quite their fast food menu, but the star is their pre-marinated chicken. A single kit feeds two people and costs $15.89.

Guests can order the Mealtime Kits at 150 Atlanta Chick-fil-A restaurants beginning Aug. 27. There’s no advance notice or subscription required to pick up your meal kits. Once you have them, all you have to do is follow the recipe card and you can prep a meal in about half an hour.

Not bad.

If successful, expect to see more cities rolling out the meal prep kits.

Fingers crossed, we see Chick-fil-A try to tackle breakfast meal-preps, too, and cover every meal of the day.


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Chipotle Says They Are Constantly Running Out Of Food


Have you ever been waiting in a Chipotle line, stomach roaring and ready to chow down on a beefy burrito, only to find that the restaurant has run out of steak for the day? Well, this is because Chipotle is facing a food shortage.

Chipotle’s chief marketing officer, Mark Crumpacker, said that running out of food tends to happen pretty frequently at Chipotle restaurant locations. This means, specifically, that restaurants are miscalculating demands and not producing enough food (meats, guac, etc), leaving customers wanting occasionally.

NRN reports that food shortages are customers’ second largest complaint after the quick service chain’s not-so-quick lines.

In other recent news, one of Chipotle’s co-CEOS, Monty Moran, had recently stepped down from his position. Founder Steve Ells, the main face of the brand, will become the sole CEO of Chipotle. Not sure yet if losing a CEO will affect Chipotle for the better, or for worse. However, the company did say they will be working on solving the food shortage issue through careful training.

Gotta make sure customers are fed first if Chipotle wants to increase sales.

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Taco Bell Is Trying A Home Delivery Service, The Internet Goes Crazy


Taco Bell recently announced that they will begin testing a home-delivery service in 2015. According to current CEO, Brian Niccol, the move will further establish the fast-food company as a brand for millennials. Though we’re pretty sure millennials aren’t the only ones who enjoy having tacos delivered.

This is a pretty respectable move on Taco Bell’s part. They’re still trying to figure it out. Niccol says that the company wants to make sure that the consistency of the food is there when home-delivered.

Sure, you can pack it in a bag and treat it like it was ordered from a drive-thru. As all drive-thru patrons know, however, the experience is just not the same. Whether a five minute drive or a fifty minute one, food just doesn’t taste as good unless it’s freshly made. Yes, even fast food.

According to Niccol, the request of delivery is the largest request from the Taco Bell customer base.

With the advent of wireless platforms, Taco Bell will have a variety of outlets to get their delivery service off to a booming start. Y’know, if they can figure out the consistency issue.

Some form of delivery, regardless, will be in testing phases towards the end of this year. Needless to say, the Internet is stoked: