Chick-Fil-A!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Do I have enough exclamation points?)

If you’ve known me for any amount of time, or if you’ve followed me on social media, or here on this blog, you’ll know I have a love for all things Chick-Fil-A.


Visit to the (former) Chick-Fil-A at WWU in Bellingham. 2010?

For those of you that don’t know, I’ll fill you in. Growing up (in the Portland, Oregon area.) a family that went to our church owned two (yes, two wonderful) chick-fil-a locations in the local malls. Growing up I always loved Chick-Fil-A. We went there often (well in my little kid eyes, it was often, reality was probably once a month? at most? I actually have NO idea, but in my memory we were there often.)


Visit to Chick-Fil-A in Georgia with my high school bff, Allyson. October 2008.

So as you can imagine, I grew up not knowing a world without chick-fil-a. I just LOVED their chicken nuggets, waffle fries and lemonade. Other members of my family loved their cheese-cake, and other items off their menu.


Another visit to the Chick-Fil-A in Bellingham. 2011? 2009? who knows. haha.

My older sister, Shannon, worked at one of the chick-fil-a locations while she was a teen. Just one of the many memories I have at Chick-Fil-A was one afternoon. My mom and I had just gotten home from taking her cat to the vet. I was 7 or 8 maybe? I don’t know it was summer and it was close to my Birthday. I bent down just outside our bathroom to pet the stupid cat. She reached up and bit my lip. I remember it hurting, and blood being E-V-E-R-Y-W-H-E-R-E. Cutting out a few minor details, my mom rushed me to the ER, and they gave me 2 stitches. I still have a scar on my bottom lip where she bit me.


Visit to Chick-Fil-A in Hamilton, NJ the week Lou Passed away. 2009.

I can’t remember EXACTLY what happened next (pain meds or something most likely clouded my memory…or just the pure adrenaline.) We had to pick up my sister from work maybe? Probably, I be thats it. Anyway we found ourselves at the Clackamas Chick-Fil-A. Sitting in a booth, I remember laying down a LOT. Mom asked me what I wanted, my sister tried to talk me into the cheese cake, but no, I wanted my chicken nuggets.


Visit to Chick-Fil-A in NJ 2006?

Sometime in the late 90’s one of the Oregon Chick-Fil-A locations closed. They were both located in local malls, and Because Chick-Fil-A isn’t open on Sundays the mall decided they either needed to change their policy and remain open 7 days a week, or find a new location. The family ended up closing one of the locations… and only a few years later, the same thing happened to the second location. By the time I was in high school they were both closed and I was heartbroken.

As I’m sure you can tell from the photos above, ANY chance I get to visit Chick-Fil-A I take it. Not only that, but I’ve taken many a photo to document it! When we went to NJ for Lou’s funeral, I bought a BUNCH of nuggets and fries, froze them in my Aunt’s freezer and brought them back on the plain for Mitchell to try. We re-heated them and DEVOURED them.


Today’s Chick-Fil-A breakfast!

I’ve had so many crazy Chick-Fil-A cravings that I’ve tried EVERY recipe under the sun. Only ONE comes close but isn’t the same by any means.


Today’s Chick-Fil-A Breakfast.

You can imagine my excitement when Last summer, the City of Bellevue and Chick-Fil-A made an announcement that Spring 2015 Chick-Fil-A would open a location RIGHT DOWN THE STREET from my home!!!!!!!!!!!!


Today’s Chick-Fil-A Breakfast.

I counted down the months, weeks, days, hours, and minutes until the grand opening. Beyond excited I didn’t even sleep last night. Woke up early this morning, and got my Chick-Fil-A breakfast fix! I bet you can figure out where Mitchell and I are going for dinner tonight 😀


Today’s Chick-Fil-A Breakfast.

He’s never ever had fresh Chick-Fil-A, and I’m so excited to share this experience with him!


Today’s Chick-Fil-A Breakfast.

The new location, is beautiful and EVERY single employee is incredibly wonderful. I am so happy to welcome them back to the PNW, and am very excited for the other two WA branches and the potential 2 Oregon locations!

I have a Chick-Fil-A related confession to make…. I’ve been writing them one email every year for the last 5 (yes 5!) years. Every single year they wrote me back (even last year) telling me there were NO plans for Chick-Fil-A to expand to the PNW. IT’S ABOUT TIME! WELCOME BACK, delicious food!