Annah
Dedicated December 2018

Has anyone had Chick-fil-a catered before? If so, how was it?

Annah, on June 10, 2018 at 7:49 PM Posted in Wedding Reception 1 21
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Hi all!

We're having our wedding outside of a barn, and inside the barn is where we will be having the reception. Because our guests will have to wait around during cocktail hour for the reception to actually start because the wedding party will be off taking photos, we planned to have some h'orderves out for our guests to go along with the open bar.

My fiance and I are interested in having some chicken nugget trays and fruit trays from CFA catered (alongside two cheese and cracker trays), but were unsure of how much to get. We're looking at about 150 guests. I wouldn't mind having extra nuggets after the wedding to take home, but I guess I don't want to overdo it either.

Has anyone had experience with CFA's catering?

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Latest activity by Brook, on February 9, 2021 at 10:59 AM
  • Teresa
    Super September 2018
    Teresa ·
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    I haven't had it catered for a wedding but my work does it often in our office. I am also thinking of doing something from them for us while we are getting ready.
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  • Little Star
    Expert April 2019
    Little Star ·
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    I’ve never seen it at a wedding but I’ve seen it at work a few times and it works out great. I love Chick-fil-a so I would be excited for this!
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  • Lindsey
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    Lindsey ·
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    It’s not cheaper to have the Carter provide finger food? That way you can get more options
    Chix nuggets are gross and I’m not sure chix
    fil a standard on their food.

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  • ThePeoplesBride
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    ThePeoplesBride ·
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    I have never ordered catering from Chick-fil-a but I'm sure they would be able to give you an estimate on how much you would need for your guests. Just give them a call.
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  • Kelly
    Champion October 2018
    Kelly ·
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    I would just worry about people with a peanut allergy not being able to eat it.
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  • Kiersten
    Expert February 2018
    Kiersten ·
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    I've had it had corporate events before, never a wedding. Don't know how well that would work for a wedding.... especially with a group that big.
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  • Jenn
    Dedicated June 2018
    Jenn ·
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    Chick-Fil-A is my favorite so we had it catered at my bridal shower. We just did the nuggets though. It was a big hit because everyone knew how much I loved their chicken. We got compliments all day!
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  • J
    Dedicated September 2018
    Jennifer ·
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    This. If you go this route, tell people it's from Chick-fil-A so they are aware. Once a month, my company gets lunch catered in, and I hate when I literally can't eat the food because of multiple food allergies. I would hate to show up at a wedding and have nothing I could safely eat.
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  • K
    Expert September 2018
    Kate ·
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    This would be amazing lol I love chick fil a and would love it at a wedding
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  • K
    Expert September 2018
    Kate ·
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    And from what I've read, it's not bad for peanut allergies like some say. I would of course ask around in your guest list, make sure no one has allergy problems. Just in case

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  • C
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    Crystal ·
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    There are all sorts of allergies out there that prohibit people from eating something. My fiancé is allergic to corn so it's even harder to avoid things but that's life.
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  • Casey
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    Casey ·
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    I’d just call up chick fil a and see how many nuggets are in a tray, approximately. I’d recommend like 3 nuggets per guest as an estimate if it’s just cocktail hour. We’ve had chick fil a trays at events before and they were a hit! If you have fruit and also cheese and crackers that will definitely compensate for those who can’t eat chick fil a or who are vegetarians. And, while you can do something to say it’s from chick fil a, I kinda feel like it is immediately recognizable, like I have never seen a chicken nugget tray and question if it’s from chick fil a, lol.

    also it’s nice because the nuggets are still great when they’re cold so they’ll last for a long time!
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  • 2d Bride
    Champion October 2009
    2d Bride ·
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    I would just warn you that it may be uncomfortable for some of your guests, given Chick-Fil-A's record of supporting homophobic organizations.

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  • Mrs. G
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    Mrs. G ·
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    That would be their own problem. It’s literally just food. It would be very immature if a guest doesn’t eat or throws a fit because of this, imo.
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  • C
    Master July 2018
    Cuoghi ·
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    I would be super disappointed as a guest to eat chik-fil-a at a wedding
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  • C
    Master July 2018
    Cuoghi ·
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    Also agree with this.
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  • Little Star
    Expert April 2019
    Little Star ·
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    Chick-Fil-A doesn’t support homophobic organizations. Their owner is just ultra Christian and doesn’t believe in same sex marriage. Most Christians think this way. They showed support after the Orlando club shooting.

    http://amp.timeinc.net/time/4368002/orlando-shooting-chick-fil-a-sundays

    Plenty of big corporations have owners with questionable views. If you let this stop you from consuming something, might as well not consume anything. This is coming from someone who is super to the left. Just my opinion though.
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  • Mcskipper
    Master July 2018
    Mcskipper ·
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    Lol that over simplifies the allergy. While refined peanut oils go through a process which removes something like 99% of the proteins, it doesn’t remove EVERYTHING and certainly not everything that everyone may be allergic to. I don’t know anyone with a peanut allergy that is okay with eating peanut oil even though it MIGHT not cause a reaction. Since I could literally die from that 1% of peanut protein, that chicken nugget is definitely not worth it. For the record I’ve had a skin reaction just from picking up a French frie fried in peanut oil before. So, they can say it’s safe all they want, but, I certainly won’t ever eat it.
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  • Mcskipper
    Master July 2018
    Mcskipper ·
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    ...but that’s just a comment on the allergy factor. I’m used to eating around things, so just avoiding the chick fil a trays is fine by me as long as there’s that cheese & cracker alternative.

    I think my primary concern would just be making sure they were kept warm.
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  • Kodi
    Super April 2019
    Kodi ·
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    I would do it. FH & I always talk about how we would totally cater cfa for our wedding because we love it! We have ordered catering trays multiple times for parties & I have for work also. They can have orders ready really fast but since you'd probably be ordering a few large nugget trays I'd call ahead the earliest you can, We have called ahead just the day before & they always have it ready next day.

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