During quarantine, the longer we stay inside, the longer we’re barred from our favorite restaurants and fast food establishments. And while sure, you could order takeout from your go-to spot, it’s highly unlikely it’ll compete with the bona fide ambience of dining in somewhere, hearing the cacophony of nearby chatter, and biting into that juicy burger that came off the grill only mere minutes before.

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Luckily, some of our favorite fast food restaurants are digging into the meal kit industry. Chick-fil-A, the beloved chicken chain, announced it is launching a chicken-centered meal kit, geared toward making you somewhat feel like you’re back inside their doors. For now, the meal kit, which is available for purchase on May 4, comes with only one choice of a meal—chicken parmesan—that’ll serve two adults and starts at $14.99. 

You’ll receive two seasoned, breaded chicken filets, a package of marinara sauce and Italian cheeses, and creamy garlic and lemon pasta. Guests can customize their kit a bit, if they’d like, by substituting the original chicken filets for a grilled or spicy filet.

The kit can be purchased at participating Chick-fil-A restaurants by stopping by the drive-thru, visiting the Chick-fil-A app, or by submitting an order through DoorDash, Uber Eats, and GrubHub.

This isn’t the first time Chick-fil-A has released a meal kit. Back in 2018, the company tested meal kits at select restaurants, but never introduced anything nationwide. Many other fast-casual restaurants are jumping at the opportunity to ship meal kits, lately, including Smashburger and Shake Shack. But before restaurants got into the business, meal kits and prepared food deliveries have long served as a great cost- and time-saving alternative to cooking and shopping at home, and there are versions for everyone, from healthy versions to the more traditional.   

Header image courtesy of Chick-fil-A.

Amy Schulman is an associate editor at Chowhound. She is decidedly pro-chocolate.
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