How Chick-Fil-A Employees Really Feel About Preparing Gallons Of Sweet Tea

Chick-fil-A iced tea is summer-in-a-cup good. Even Twitter has got that right. It "SLAAAPS," tweeted one hopped up Chick-fil-A customer once, and ... that pretty much sums it up. The tea reached legend status in 2021 when a secret menu hybrid — an iced tea-lemonade mix — made it onto Chick-fil-A's actual, official menu as "Sunjoy." (Eat This, Not That! will fill you in on the deets.)

The fast-food chain swears that its tea mix is secret — yup, kind of like Coca-Cola's ever-mysterious recipe — made of tea leaves sourced from around the world, and exclusively blended in a special machine to ensure the exact color, and "clarity" that you crave (via Chick-fil-A). You'll never be able to get it just right, although Spoon University has tried its darndest. Of course, if you're not into laboriously replicating Chick-fil-A's iced tea magic, you're probably one of those people who order it by the gallon. Ready to hear how Chick-fil-A's employees feel about you when you do?

Keep on ordering gallons of Chick-fil-A's iced tea

Order up a gallon of Chick-fil-A's iced tea and you're not, actually, incurring the unbridled wrath of Chick-fil-A's employees. The majority of the chain's Reddit-active employees might even feel liking blowing you a kiss when you do. "Sometimes I enjoyed making them because it got me away from everything else," wrote one ex-employee when faced with the question on the social media platform's r/Chick-fil-A subreddit. "I love making gallons because someone else comes to handle my station so i [sic] can just sit there and relax for a second," wrote another. "We love you, keep ordering gallons." 

A third confirmed, "I prefer making gallons to order over massive food orders that put a lot of stress on our kitchen and fryers lol." So, you know, maybe don't go all Matt Stonie and try to down Chick-fil-A's full menu in one sitting. Your local Chick-fil-A isn't going to smother you in hugs, and neither are the 7,440 calories that you consume. Matt did it after 36 minutes and 15 seconds, and all he had to say after documenting the challenge for YouTube was "um, yeah." 

On the other hand, if your fridge desperately needs a gallon or two of Chick-fil-A iced tea — go forth and conquer.