Reddit Can't Decide If Chick-Fil-A's Chicken Is Shrinking

Chick-fil-A has millions of dedicated customers. In 2019, it was the third-largest fast food chain in the United States based on its sales — the restaurant raked in $11.3 billion that year (via Business Insider). Like most fast-food restaurants, the chain has a loyal following of customers who often return for the same order they know and love.

If you're someone who regularly orders the same meal at your favorite restaurants, then it's possible you've experienced moments of imperfection in your meal at one time or another — a flavor change, a size change, or something else that has you asking," Did they switch this around?" You might wrestle with the idea and wonder if it's all in your head.

You're certainly not alone. In fact, it turns out some Chick-fil-A fans have taken to Reddit in a heated debate about whether the fast-casual chain's pieces of chicken are shrinking. Spoiler alert: It's hard to tell.

Is Chick-fil-A's chicken shrinking?

It's important to note that it's unclear whether anything has changed about Chick-fil-A's chicken, and the chain has not released any statements that Mashed could find to confirm or deny a change in chicken size. Still, some frustrated Reddit users have taken to the platform to discuss whether the chain has adjusted the size of the chicken used in its popular sandwiches.

"[The chicken fillets] are like the size of the breakfast chicken, not the usual filets [sic]," the original poster wrote on Reddit. "Is this because of Covid – Supply Chain Issues etc.?" the user asks. "I noticed too," another user replied, suggesting that the change in size might be due to inflation, which is also causing restaurant prices to increase. However, not everyone was so quick to agree to the size change. One user, who claimed to be a current Chick-fil-A manager, said the chicken was not shrinking but suggested the smaller fillet could have been the accidental use of a breakfast fillet.

Another user suggested the smaller fillet could have been a case of one worker improperly filleting the chicken as opposed to it being a permanent change. "You would be surprised how much of a difference it can make," the user wrote. One person simply added that they "haven't noticed" any changes to the meat. Ultimately, users could not agree on whether the chicken chain's poultry has actually changed in size. And since nothing has been confirmed, the mystery remains unsolved.