Here's What People Used To Call Chick-Fil-A's Signature Sauce

Chick-fil-A has plenty of options for every kind of customer. Whether you're looking for a hearty chicken sandwich or a serving of grilled nuggets with a chocolate milkshake, there is a little something for everyone. According to the Chick-fil-A website, the primary goal is to concentrate on sourcing fresh ingredients. A description on the website reads, "Since the beginning, we've served chicken that is whole breast meat, with no added fillers or hormones, and we bread it by hand in our restaurants. Produce is delivered fresh to our kitchens several times a week. Salads are chopped and prepared fresh throughout the day... It may not be the easy way, but it's the only way we know."

Chick-fil-A is known not just for its dishes, but also its sauces. And guess what? The Chick-fil-A signature sauce was originally referred to by other names when it first got popular. Read on for the lowdown on one of the most infamous sauces in the industry.

The Chick-fil-A signature sauce had a couple of interesting names

As per the Chick-fil-A blog, The Chicken Wire, the fact that it's signature sauce is notoriously popular is not lost on the brand. The sauce's origins go back to a former owner-operator of a Chick-fil-A store in Virginia, Hugh Fleming. When one of Fleming's employees struck a deal with a store nearby to deliver Chick-fil-A nuggets to their employees for lunch, they asked for a dipping sauce to accompany the food. It dawned upon Fleming to use a simple honey mustard dressing recipe that he was already familiar with. Well, the recipe was a definite success, and demand for the sauce kept growing. "I was just grabbing for an idea," Fleming explained. "Those employees loved it and kept coming back. So we made it for them, and then other customers started asking for it. That was the birth of the Chick-fil-A sauce right there."

According to Fredericksburg, the Chick-fil-A sauce didn't traditionally have a name and was referred to by several names such as "that special sauce" and even "Mr.Fleming's sauce." Later, it was officially titled the Chick-fil-A sauce, and Fleming passed on its recipe to the brand before he retired. The sauce is one of the chain's most popular, and has retained a legion of loyal followers over the years. Who knew it had such unconventional beginnings?