Chick-fil-A launches at-home meal kits for delivery and pickup

You can now get your Chick-fil-A fix at home.

The fast-food chain is introducing meal kits with step-by-step instructions to make chicken Parmesan in home kitchens.

The make-it-yourself kits are set to become available at participating locations on May 4, the Atlanta-based company announced Thursday. Along with directions to cook up chicken Parmesan, the kit also includes premeasured and ready-to-heat ingredients.

With prices starting at $14.99, each kit can feed two adults and includes marinara sauce, cheeses, garlic, lemon pasta and the customer’s choice of two original, grilled or spicy chicken fillets. They can be purchased at chain drive-thrus, through Chick-fil-A’s app or via food delivery services including DoorDash, Uber Eats and Grubhub.

The company had previously experimented with selling meal kits in 2018, when it sold them during an Atlanta-only test-run.

Although Georgia and other states have begun to lift coronavirus restrictions on businesses, Chick-fil-A announced on Thursday that it would keep its dining rooms closed for the time being, while maintaining drive-thru, curbside pickup and delivery options.

In addition to the meal kits, the chain also recently began selling family meal bundles and 8-ounce containers of its signature sauce packets — Polynesian, Chick-fil-A, barbecue, honey mustard and garden herb ranch.

On Twitter, the company has been documenting the relatively extreme feats some individuals are doing to acquire and enjoy its food, despite the increased risk and restrictions of the ongoing pandemic. “The Palmer family took a 2.5 hour drive to Chick-fil-A to honor Grandpa Palmer,” the official Chick-fil-A Twitter account tweeted on Tuesday. Another family dressed in formalwear for a dinner in quarantine where they feasted on Chick-fil-A.

The pandemic has caused a spike in food and grocery orders through online delivery services as customers seek to avoid leaving their homes. The New York City Council has called to ban food-ordering apps from charging their usual fees as restaurants struggle to stay open as takeout-only businesses.

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