What Happened To Chick-Fil-A's Lemon Pie?

When Chick-fil-A first opened in the 1960s, one of the first items on its dessert menu was a slice of lemon pie. However, the chain stopped serving the citrus pie after revamping its dessert menu, discontinuing the item. According to QSR Web, lemon pie said its goodbye, alongside cheesecake slices, in 2012 to make room for Chick-fil-A's other dessert offerings — sundaes, brownies, and chocolate chunk cookies.

Several fans of the chain's lemon pie tried in vain to garner enough attention to bring the dessert back. They created their own Facebook page, which remained active up until 2021. According to one of the posts, a Chick-fil-A contact said the chain chose to discontinue the pie due to "numbers/not selling enough, wanting to try new products." This echoes the sentiment of what David Farmer, the vice president for restaurant experience, told Business Insider in 2016. He said, "Part of our brand promise is: you're going to get high-quality food you are going to have a great service experience — which is particularly important in the morning. And if we are going to deliver on that promise, we are not going to be able to keep everything on the menu."

With all that being said, there are still a few ways to get your hands on Chick-fil-A's lemon pie today. For instance, you can always make the pie at home, or you can visit the original Chick-fil-A location in Atlanta, GA.

How to get a slice of Chick-fil-A's legendary lemon pie

Although lemon pie is no longer sold at Chick-fil-A locations across the country, you can still find it at Dwarf House, the original location opened by Chick-fil-A founder Truett Cathy, in Georgia. At the Dwarf House location, the restaurant's pie master makes lemon pies daily from scratch. In addition, the restaurant also sells coconut and chocolate pies. 

However, if you don't have time to drive out to Georgia, you can also make your own Chick-fil-A lemon pie at home. The Chicken Wire shared its recipe back in 2016, probably in hopes of appeasing those who mourned the lemon pie. According to the recipe, you need graham crackers, margarine, and vanilla wafers for the crust; pasteurized eggs, condensed milk, and lemon juice for the filling; and egg whites, sugar, cream of tartar, and vanilla for the topping. So while the lemon pie may be gone from Chick-fil-A restaurants, its memory lives on.