The folks at the Grover King VFW Post 1115 in Hillsville are hoping Flea Market-goers “Eat Mor Chikin.”
For the first time, fresh Chick-Fil-A chicken sandwiches will be available at the Labor Day Gun Show & Flea Market in Hillsville. Chick-Fil-A chicken sandwiches, waffle chips and cookies will all be on sale Friday and Saturday inside the VFW building during the Flea Market. If social media is any indication, the new offering at the annual show looks like it will be a hit.
“We put it on Facebook and I have been kind of blown away it has taken off so fast,” said VFW Post 1115 Quartermaster Gary Adams. “We contacted Chad Tidd (owner of the Chick-Fil-A in Mount Airy, N.C.) and Chick-Fil-A and they were tickled to death to get a place in Hillsville to do it. They are going to be sending us fresh chicken sandwiches, waffle chips and cookies. We will serve the cookies warm, just like eating them in the restaurant. We will have a vehicle going down to Mount Airy every 90 minutes to two hours to keep everything fresh, so we will be able to deliver better food at a better price.”
Adams said to simply come to the food window inside the VFW building Friday and Saturday to order your Chick-Fil-A chicken sandwich and more. The sandwiches will be sold for $4.50 each. There is a possibility the VFW will sell Chick-Fil-A sandwiches on Labor Day Monday as well.
“We should be able to service our people at a lot faster rate than anybody in the flea market. Nobody will be able to serve as fast as we will in Hillsville because our food will be sitting there ready to go,” Adams said. “It will also be a lot cheaper and fresher than anybody else’s around. We can’t do their waffle fries for logistic reasons because they would get soggy and Chick-Fil-A doesn’t want us selling a bad product. Chick-Fil-A has high standards. We will be selling our own drinks out of the kitchen.”
Adams said the VFW will not sell Chick-Fil-A on Sunday of the flea market because the popular restaurant is closed that day. The good news may get even better for Carroll County Chick-Fil-A lovers. Adams said he is working with the Mount Airy restaurant to do a box lunch, hopefully once a month, where people place their Chick-Fil-A orders on a designated day. The lunches would then be brought to the Hillsville VFW for pickup.
“We told them we would be the drop point in town for Hillsville once a month,” Adams said. “I am not sure how that will go just yet, but we told them we would do it.”
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