Chick-Fil-A Becomes Central Obsession


Walk into the recently opened Chick-Fil-A in Willowbrook, and you’re bound to see a Central student. The current obsession is evident among Central students, but why?

For one thing, the food, which ranges, from chicken sandwiches, to chicken nuggets to salad, is just one of the reasons students like Connor Kapp, senior, is a frequent customer.

“My favorite food has to be the chicken nuggets. The food is just always quality,” Kapp said.

But in order to separate themselves from the other fast food joints in the area, Chick-Fil-A goes the next step in order to retain customers, according to Kapp.

“The people there are extremely kind to me,” Kapp said. “Their generosity keeps me coming back.”

So much in fact, that the Central senior camped out overnight for the Grand Opening, in order to win their promotion.

“I camped out the night for free Chick-Fil-A for a year with [seniors] Clay Kern, Adam Tahir,” Kapp said. “Clay brought a heater so we were warm in the tent but it was freezing outside.”

In return for their dedication, Chick-Fil-A rewarded the three seniors with 52 free chicken sandwich cards each. However, it came at a cost.

“I slept a total of three hours that night because we had to get up super early and it was so cold,” Kapp said.

While it’s a popular place to get a bite to eat, Chick-Fil-A is also a battleground for senior assassins. Just ask senior Jeff Yoo.

“I was just eating with my buddies and I see my assassin running in with three guns at 10 p.m.,” Yoo said.

Yoo borrowed a friend’s Nerf gun, as his assassin chased him around the restaurant. Eventually both were left without ammunition, and it was hand to hand, or rather sharpie to sharpie, combat.

“At first [the employees] were laughing, but then it got really intense. He started bull rushing me,” Yoo said. “Two employees grabbed us and told us to leave.”

Whether there is a nerf gun or chicken sandwich in hand, Central students are now a common sight at Chick-Fil-A.