The Most Overrated Menu Item At Chick-Fil-A

What's the most overrated menu item at Chick-fil-A? Buckle up everyone, because we've got a hot take coming your way. Before we dive into the controversy that is Chick-fil-A, we should probably take a minute to acknowledge that it's pretty freakin' solid as far as fast food goes. To that end, we're not jumping on the anti-Chick-fil-A train here — we're just poking holes in some of the menu items offered at Chick-fil-A that may be a little overhyped, maybe receiving more praise than is completely necessary. 

Chick-fil-A is still one of the most popular fast-food chains in the United States, despite its controversial views and the fact that it's not open every day of the week. Their chicken sandwiches rate highly across the board (via Thrillist), and they haven't made the mistake of offering any type of fish sandwich, ever (we're looking at you, McDonald's). Plus, Chick-fil-A's customer service is notoriously great. That said, Chick-fil-A's best-selling menu item may well be the most overrated.

The waffle fries are overrated, sorry

Sorry, but Chick-fil-A's waffle fries are overrated. Ranked as the most popular item on the Chick-fil-A menu (via The Daily Meal), we're sure people are lining up right now to fight us on this boiling lava hot take. But before you light your torches and sharpen your pitchforks, however, listen to some of the evidence stacked against the beloved waffle fries. 

For starters, one blog writes that the famed waffle fries taste "surprisingly bland," and another person backs this opinion up by saying the fries are "so freaking plain," and "very meh." Now, we note that people do comment that the sauces save the fries a bit, but if fries need to be dipped in sauce to really taste good, they're probably not good fries. One Twitter user shares this sentiment, writing "Chick-fil-a fries are overrated and probably some of the worst fast food fries in the industry and the only reason people like them is cause they dip it in the Chick-fil-A sauce." Ouch.

Some people have even more heated opinions, like this blog that writes, "Waffle fries are overrated garbage, an insult to both fries and waffles." Harsh words, but this article isn't about coddling Chick-fil-A lovers: it's about delivering the unpopular opinions shared by others across the nation.