Chick-Fil-A Fans Can't Believe This Location's Minimum Order Requirement For Delivery

Over the past year, grabbing an occasional restaurant delivery has turned into a regular part of life. In order to stay afloat, a wide variety of restaurants turned to a delivery business model to weather the pandemic and have partnered with delivery services to ensure the best customer experience possible (via Forbes). While we love the convenience, delivery comes with a cost. According to Tech Crunch, Seamless tacks 17 percent more onto orders relative to the restaurant list price. This amount seems modest when compared to Uber Eats, which can cost 29.7 percent extra, or Postmates, where you could pay 40.5 percent more.

Restaurants have come to the rescue, with some offering streamlined ordering straight from them. Chick-fil-A led the charge and helped establish an in-house delivery team through their app (as well as partnerships with companies like Uber Eats) to get fast food chicken directly to us (via Chick-Fil-A, QSR). While this service seems foolproof, sometimes issues slip through the cracks. 

Redditor u/nikesw005h encountered the wildest obstacle when they tried to order with the Chick-fil-A app (via Reddit). They posted a picture of the error message they received when they attempted to place their order, displaying the text: "Sorry this restaurant has a minimum delivery order amount of $1,000." This message has predictably stumped Chick-fil-A fans.

A high price for Chick-fil-A chicken

A flurry of confused chicken fans have flooded the post, which has so far accumulated almost 200 upvotes. One user chimed in with, "I'm sure the team is working on fixing this! Looks like that restaurant has a 10 dollar minimum," while another user responded with "Um. What? It's the minimum price. A $100 minimum would be insane! That's like, large catering orders only. A $10 minimum is much more reasonable. AND YET many combos are only $7-$9 [...] many simple orders would not be eligible for delivery." This train of thought led to the most logical conclusion for the high price encapsulated in the comment: "Lol yeah a lot of stores only deliver catering orders."

While we can't ascertain exactly what caused this massive minimum delivery amount, the idea that the Chick-fil-A in question only does catering requests seems the likely answer. According to Chick-fil-A, they are still only testing delivery services at select restaurants, so not everybody will be in their range. While we have no idea what happened with this delivery minimum, we can only hope our local Chick-fil-A doesn't start making us pay a minimum of $1,000 per order.