This article is not to dis Chick-fil-A, it's to help me understand what the big buzz is about their restaurant, and more specifically, their chicken sandwich. I've heard so much about it, but I'm having a hard time understanding the obsession.

You see, I've never been to any of their restaurants. I don't get out of town much. The closest are in Syracuse and Scranton areas. There have been rumblings in the past about the restaurant coming to the Triple Cities, but nothing has materialized. There was more buzz over the weekend about a new Chick-fil-A coming to Lehighton,. Pennsylvania which is southwest of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania according to WNEP-TV.

One of their restaurants is located at the University of Scranton in addition to a couple of other Scranton area locations. A few years ago, a couple of my co-workers and I traveled to Scranton to visit the Lackawanna Coal Mine and the Steamtown Museum. They are big fans of the famous chicken sandwich, and were so excited to take me to lunch at the campus location since I've never been to a Chick-fil-A. Unfortunately, it was during the summer break and the restaurant had limited hours. We missed lunch by about an hour.

Oh well, instead we visited a restaurant in Clarks Summit, Pa that I really want to come to the Binghamton area - Waffle House. Who can resist a plate full of hash browns scattered, smothered, covered & chunked. Translation - hash browns mixed with onions, cheese and ham.

I asked one of my co-workers what the attraction is compared to any other chicken sandwich from places like KFC, McDonalds, Burger King, Wendys, etc, and the answer was the quality of the chicken. Not sure what that means. Taking a look at a picture of the sandwich, it looks good, but I noticed it contains pickle slices. No thanks. I don't care for pickles on any sandwich.

So, what is it about this chicken sandwich that has so many people wanting a Chick-fil-A to land in the Binghamton area? Enlighten me, please.


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