When Chick-fil-A removed the Spicy Chicken Biscuit from menus in 2016, fans were so distraught that the brand took to The Chicken Wire to explain their decision. While it only made up one half of one percent of sales, according to David Farmer, vice president of menu strategy and development, it was cut in favor of healthier menu options. And so it was replaced with menu items like the Egg White Grill. However, fans still just couldn't let the Spicy Chicken Biscuit go.
So what's the deal with the Spicy Chicken Biscuit? Is it discontinued or not? If it were up to the internet, it would definitely still be on menus across the country. The beloved breakfast item never got a real chance, people say! In fact, there's even a whole Twitter account dedicated to the ghost of the Spicy Chicken Biscuit.
I would go to @ChickfilA for breakfast tomorrow but they decided to get rid of my favorite thing on the menu...the spicy chicken biscuit....
— SpicyChickenBiscuit (@Ghostofthespicy) July 20, 2016
Others just expressed their rage, and some feared it would turn to rioting. Only kidding, but the responses to axing this menu item were visceral. People are still talking about it!
That's right, it was removed in 2016, and here we are one full year later, and people still cannot get over the removal of the spicy chicken sandwich that was replaced with the healthier, new egg white sandwich.
— W Blake Kinney (@williambkinney) August 11, 2017
— T.Y. (@PonyboyCurtis91) July 25, 2017
— James Elliott (@Tx_Elliott) July 18, 2017
— R Wixel Barnwell (@CopywriterBob) June 5, 2017
— Spencer Shih (@spencershih) May 17, 2017
Well, the folks at Chick-fil-A have pointed out that the menu item still exists in most states, actually. You'll notice that most larger metro areas still carry that beloved breakfast item on the breakfast menu.
Little Rock-Pine Bluff/Conway/Bryant/Russellvile/Searcy/Arkadelphia
San Jose/Walnut Creek/Novato/Santa Rosa/Pleasanton/Vallejo/Rohnert Park
Pensacola-Ft. Walton Beach
Cedar Rapids/Waterloo/Iowa City/Dubuque
Find out more about the locations and their selections here.