My Queue

There are no Videos in your queue.

Click on the Add to next to any video to save to your queue.

There are no Articles in your queue.

Click on the Add to next to any article to save to your queue.

There are no Podcasts in your queue.

Click on the Add to next to any podcast episode to save to your queue.

You're not following any authors.

Click the Follow button on any author page to keep up with the latest content from your favorite authors.

Franchises

Chick-fil-A Just Swapped This 49-Year-Old Menu Item for a Kale Salad

Chick-fil-A Just Swapped This 49-Year-Old Menu Item for a Kale Salad
Image credit: Chick-Fil-A
Staff writer. Frequently covers franchise news and food trends.
2 min read
Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.

New year, new Chick-fil-A menu.

As of Jan. 18, the franchise will swap out cole slaw -- a side that’s been on the menu for 49 years -- for a new “superfood” salad featuring hand-chopped kale and broccolini. As a result, customers can soon choose between a side of fries or a salad.

RELATED: Chick-fil-A Is Finally Coming to New York City This Summer

The new menu item, which can also be ordered on its own, is a blend of chopped kale and broccolini tossed in maple vinaigrette and topped with dried sour cherries and roasted nuts. Five and 8-ounce portions will cost $2.59 and $3.79, respectively.

Public responses to the change have varied on social media, with some users excited about the swap and others confused or upset.

To help soothe its broken-hearted ‘slaw lovers, Chick-fil-A posted the recipe online. A seemingly simple concoction, it actually takes a little over two hours to make because of refrigeration.

The change is a continuation of the company’s effort to provide healthier options for customers (a 5-ounce portion of the salad has 140 calories, versus the 360 calories in a side portion of cole slaw.) In a survey, 38 percent of respondents said they would be more likely to visit an establishment with healthier options. Previous health-conscious additions to Chick-fil-A’s menu include Asian, Cobb and grilled chicken salads.  

RELATED: Chick-fil-A Removes Corn Syrup From Products After Blogger Takedown

4 Mistakes That Will Sink Your Franchise Dreams