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Plainsman's Choice 2022 Best On-Campus Dining: Chick-fil-A

February 10, 2022; Auburn, Alabama; Grubhub signs captured in the Auburn Student Center's Chick-Fil-A.
February 10, 2022; Auburn, Alabama; Grubhub signs captured in the Auburn Student Center's Chick-Fil-A.

With long lines and wait times, students flock to Chick-fil-a for breakfast, lunch and dinner with many feeling that it’s the best on-campus dining option. 

Chick-fil-a is one of the largest fast food restaurant chains and Auburn is no stranger to the well-known chicken restaurant. Auburn’s campus has two Chick-fil-a options, one in the Melton Student Center and the second in Village Dining. There is a third Chick-fil-a across Magnolia Street in the 320 West Magnolia apartment complex. 

Shadman Sabbir, junior in business, said he would rate Chick-fil-a as a nine out of ten. 

“I eat it mostly everyday,” Sabbir said. "In fact I’m having it right now.”

Each location is busy, but the student center Chick-fil-a sees the most business as it is in the center of the campus. Wait times can reach up to an hour or even more, especially during the lunch rush. 

Sabbir said that he has good luck when it comes to waiting for his food.

“The longest I’ve had to wait was 25 minutes,” he said. 

Village dining is busy when game day comes to Neville Arena. Hundreds of students order Chick-fil-a from Village dining for something to eat with the long wait ahead. 

By morning, Chick-fil-a sees a few hundred orders from its breakfast menu for students with early classes in need of their first meal. The breakfast menu consists of chicken biscuit sandwiches, the Chick-n-Minis, breakfast sandwiches, English muffins and fruit cups. 

For lunch, students can order their favorite meals. The chicken sandwich, chicken nuggets, waffle fries and fresh squeezed lemonade are all available on the menu. The campus locations may have the most popular items, but it does have limited salad and side options compared to regular Chick-fil-a locations

Sabbir said that he has a go-to order when it comes to ordering. 

"I normally get a spicy deluxe sandwich with fries and a frosted coffee," Sabbir said. 

The student center and village Chick-fil-a hours vary slightly for weekdays and weekends. In the student center, Chick-fil-a is open most of the day Monday through Thursday with shorter hours on Friday and Saturday. Village dining has longer hours and both are closed on Sunday. 

Students, staff and visitors to campus can order online on the Grubhub app or at the kiosks at the Chick-fil-a counter. 

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