Jan 11, 2013

Stuff Texans Like part 2

Fast food is everywhere. You can rarely find even the smallest of towns without a McDonalds, or even the ma and pa equivalent. Hell most convenience stores serve their own fried, artery killing goodness. Still, I've yet to see a region so inundated with fast food as I have the south, specifically Texas. Sure the DFW area has all the staples you would expect, such as the previously mentioned McDonalds, Burger King, Taco Bell, Wendy's, but it has so much more. The sheer amount of restaurants dedicated to chicken is enough to make one's head spin. From Popeye's to Church's Chicken to the infamous KFC, the south is proud of their fried recipe chicken, which is not as good as they think it is, well except for Babe's (which I know isn’t fast food), that's the real deal right there. It’s sort of like how Philadelphians rant about how much better their cheese steak sandwiches are, when it’s not much, if at all, better than what you’d get anywhere else. I guess it’s unfair to pick on Philly as they really don’t have many legitimate things to feel pride in, so when any of their residents, current and former, proclaim their cuisine as the best just nod your head and let them swim in their sea of delusions. It’s only polite.

Chick-fil-A is one of those too numerous to count fast food chicken joints that are littered across the south. Many Texans, and others around the south, proclaim it as the best chicken sandwich you’ll get from a chain, and they may just be correct. Granted, they are just sandwiches, but they do have a good recipe that rivals, and some say even surpasses the Colonel’s (Note: I hate the way Colonel’s spelled. Out of all the words in the English language Colonel pisses me off the most. Really it’s just stupid. Would it kill you if an ‘r’ was put in there? No it wouldn’t and it would fucking make sense. It’s sort of like that useless ‘p’ in ‘pseudo’. No one says ‘pah-soo-do’. They only say ‘soo-do’. That’s it. I’m not going to stand for this kind of bullshit anymore. Colonel needs an ‘r’. Logic, and my own sanity, dictates this.)

Chick-fil-A, like another establishment Texans like, stay closed on Sunday to allow their employees time with their families and to worship the Lord thy God. As you would probably expect, this is a good business model for their target clientele, and I’m sure their staff enjoy one day spending watching football.

Chick-fil-A is not located much outside the south, but most in the US are now familiar with it thanks to their dumbass CEO making ludicrous statements about his', and what he thinks is God's, definition of marriage. As you may recall, a lot of hype surrounded this statement, and people came out in droves, for and against. People in Texas, as well as other places in the south, showed their support for Chick-fil-A by eating there more times than they normally would, making lines around their parking lots and keeping the employees busy. The south is so proud of their food, and Texas is no different. For anyone to threaten the livelihood of one of their most beloved fast food chains is akin to blaspheming God, so their support for Chick-fil-A isn’t all that surprising.

So there you have it, Chick-fil-A, one of Texas’ most beloved establishments, is a good eatery with fine lemonade.

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1 comment:

wigsf3 said...

Texas sounds like Heaven to me. Mmmmm fried chicken.

By the way, in the commonwealth, lieutenant is pronounced leftenant. So, your colonel can suck my left testicle.