Despite Chick-fil-A’s chief operating officer, Dan Cathy, saying some seriously messed up stuff about the LGBT community over the years—claiming that gay people were “inviting God’s judgment on our nation” by instituting same-sex marriage—the Atlanta fast-food company remains America’s favorite restaurant chain.
But try taking away the public’s right to a Spicy Chicken Biscuit—and add the insult of replacing the beloved menu item with a healthy “Egg White Grill”—and the country is practically ready to burn Chick-fil-A locations to the ground.
On Monday, Chick-fil-A confirmed the tragic news on Twitter, and customers responded by informing the restaurant chain that it could take their Spicy Chicken Biscuits when it pried them from their cold, dead hands.
Though initial reports also listed the Spicy Chicken Sandwich as a casualty, Chick-fil-A later confirmed that the item would stay on the menu, likely to avoid a full-fledged riot.
The death of the Spicy Chicken Biscuit does indeed mark the birth of the Egg White Grill, a strange, blasphemous take on traditionally pork-heavy breakfast sandwiches. Beginning on Monday, Chick-fil-A customers will be able to dine on grilled chicken breasts, egg whites, American cheese, and toasted multigrain English muffins.
“At Chick-fil-A, we’re constantly looking for innovative – and delicious – ways to meet the needs of our guests,” David Farmer, vice president of menu strategy and development at the company, said in a press release. “We understand the importance of breakfast and the impact it has throughout the day. We tested the Egg White Grill in select markets across the country, including our busiest restaurants in Manhattan, and our customers gave us great feedback. The Egg White Grill is the perfect solution for our health-conscious customers looking for a grab-and-go breakfast.”
Still, customers aren't exactly buying the switch.