If you’re like much of the country, you’re probably addicted to Chick-Fil-A. Whether it’s the chicken strips, the classic chicken sandwich or the irresistible waffle fries, there’s one thing that makes most of the Atlanta-based fast food chain’s menu better: the company’s flagship sauces. If you’re obsessed with these sauces and simply cannot get enough, you’re not alone, which is why, starting next month, Chick-Fil-A will begin selling two of its staple sauces in grocery stores.
This week, the company announced plans to sell it’s signature Chick-Fil-A sauce and its Polynesian sauce in 16-ounce bottles in Florida at Publix, Target, Walmart and Winn-Dixie stores for around $3.49. The best part is that the sauces are sold for a good in-house cause. The profits from the sales of the bottles will go to Chick-Fil-A’s employee scholarship program, the Remarkable Futures Scholarship Initiative, which has provided $92 million in scholarships since it began back in 1973. Just this year, the company will award $17 million to team members at their almost 6,700 restaurants, all of which will come from the sales of it’s two most popular sauces.
The idea of fast food companies entering the world of retail is really nothing new. You can find White Castle’s frozen sliders and Panera Bread’s broccoli cheddar soup in the refrigerated section, plus Starbucks’ frappuccino and McCafe coffee in the drink aisle. Going retail simply provides more exposure and an alternative revenue, which is exactly why Chick-Fil-a is getting into the game.
It’s likely these sauces will fly off of shelves because people are sometimes obsessed over this stuff. There’s no word as to why the chain decided to choose Florida to launch the condiments but there’s hope to one day share the wealth and offer the bottled liquid gold for purchase at Chick-Fil-A stores in other states. The two sauces, which are facilitated through licensing partner Marzetti, will eventually be available for pick-up at the 215 Chick-Fil-a stores in Florida.