Chick-fil-A has announced that it will be discontinuing its popular side salad as of April 3. The fast-food chain confirmed the news to TODAY.com but gave no explanation as to why the beloved item is being taken off the menu.
The side salad is a mix of mixed greens, Monterey Jack and Cheddar cheeses, and grape tomatoes. It is served with charred tomato, crispy red bell peppers, and a choice of dressing. The salad has been a popular item on Chick-fil-A’s menu for some time, but it appears the chain is now phasing it out.
The news of the salad’s discontinuation has been met with a wave of sadness from Chick-fil-A fans. The Chick-fil-A of Tifton, Georgia, made the announcement on Facebook, writing, “A fond farewell to this menu item. We are spring cleaning here at Chick-fil-A and taking this opportunity to refresh our menu. The side salads’ last day will be April 1st! Come and get them while you can!”
The comments on the post have been largely negative, with many people expressing their disappointment and lamenting the loss of the salad. One person wrote, “Noooooo!!!! That’s my favorite side,” while another said, “The side salad has been a favorite of mine for years.”
Chick-fil-A has said that it is increasing the size of its kale salad, but this is unlikely to satisfy fans of the side salad. The chain has not given any explanation as to why it is discontinuing the item, but it is likely that they are looking to simplify its menu and free up more space for other items.
The side salad will be discontinued as of April 3, so those who want to get one last taste should hurry to their nearest Chick-fil-A before then. For those who are disappointed by the news, there are still plenty of other items on the menu to enjoy.
Spring is here, and we are taking the opportunity to refresh our menu. Starting April 3rd, our Side Salad will no longer be offered on the Chick-fil-A menu. We want to continue providing you with quality food and service. We apologize for the inconvenience. pic.twitter.com/7PIyMYfEF2
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