Today I tried eating gluten free at Chik-fil-A for the first time. I can sum it up in one word – Yum! After a week of nothing but Chipotle, Freebirds, and Chili’s Chik-fil-A was a welcome relief.
This is what I had:
- Chargrilled Chicken Club – no bun, lettuce, or tomato with cheese and bacon (no lettuce/tomato is personal preference)
- Waffle Fries
- Ice Tea
- Sauces – Ranch, BBQ, and Buffalo
My Gluten Free Meal at Chik-fil-A
The chicken, cheese, and bacon combination was so good together that I didn’t even use the sauce for it. I did use the sauce for the fires though. The chicken was nice and tender and much more flavorful then the chicken breast in the Margarita Chicken at Chili’s.
The thing that I really like about here other then the chicken is the fact that the sauces are gluten free. There are so many places out there who’s sauces aren’t and it is really a bummer.
I have found a new regular spot to eat . They have definitely been added to My Menu.
Also, here is a link to the gluten free section of their website – Chik-fil-A Gluten Free.
Carl’s Jr has come to the great state of Texas and setup shop in Cedar Park which is just 15 minutes north of Austin.
Carl’s Jr started way back in the 40’s in Southern California as a hot dog cart and has been growing nationally ever since. Having grown up in So Cal myself I frequented Carl’s for the Western Bacon Cheese Burger. This hamburger consists of a flame broiled patty, cheese, bacon, onion rings, and BBQ sauce. It is truly a unique burger that I missed when moving to Texas.
Today I went to Car’ls Jr in Cedar Park to relive my days Western Bacon Cheese Burger delight and I was not disappointed. The burger was great. It seems that they have upgrade to a new style of french fries that are the “natural cut” fries which were quite tasty.
The only drawback to the Cedar Park location is that the seating is limited. I was lucky to get a seat even though I got there before the lunch rush. As I was finishing there were people with food but without a seat. They do have room to add tables outside and I would highly recommend it.
In talking with the server that took my order Carl’s is planning on adding 15 more locations in the area. The sever also said that their was another Carl’s Jr in the southern part of Austin but was not sure of the exact location.
All-in-all it was a good experience and I am happy to have another creature comfort from my days in California. Now all we need in In & Out Burger here in Texas!