New Chick-fil-A alternative causes mixed reactions


Morgan White

Junior and Chant staffer Anabel Prince mourns over the loss of the regular chicken biscuits and opts to stop by the local Chick-fil-A rather than eating the whole-wheat option the school provides.

Morgan White, Photographer

Along with all the changes to school lunches and vending machines come changes to a major staple at North Cobb: the Chick-fil-A biscuits sold every mornings in the courtyard. The change has welcomed mixed reviews, and plenty of students have much to say about a whole wheat substitute for a loved fast-food product. In fact, the once most successful fundraiser for North Cobb may suffer.

Mr. Revard, administrator, discusses the decision to change: “We’re not going to have them anymore. We sold 125 the first day and we only sold a handful the second day. We lost all of our profit from day one, and it’s too much of a upfront risk for us because we have to purchase the biscuits directly from Chick Fil a, which of course costs upward around $200 dollars. So if we spend that money upfront, and there’s no guarantee that there’s going to be a market for it, we just can’t make that risk; because it’s the student’s money, and we need to make sure that we’re careful and we’re cautious with how we invest and spend student money that goes toward student events. But if more people bought them we’d be out there selling them every single day. It just doesn’t seem like there’s a market. The market has spoken.”