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Chick-fil-A… It’s magically delicious, reasonably nutritious, and the employees are so happy, friendly, and efficient you’d swear they’re angels sent from Heaven – angels whose only purpose is to serve you fresh and tasty chicken… and waffles fries… and hand-dipped shakes… Great! Now I want Chick-fil-A.

The food and service are so good at Chick-Fil-A that dining there actually makes you feel like things aren’t so bad in the world. In fact, I can’t help but think that in this contentious time of partisan politics, America would be a better place if the country was run by Chick-Fil-A. 


How are the fries always perfectly cooked and piping hot? Why are they never out of ice? Why is their ice cream machine NEVER out of service when the soft-serve machine at McDonald’s is broken at EVERY SINGLE LOCATION 3-4 times per week?

And how in the hell can they move 23 cars through their drive-thru lane in the same amount of time it takes Mickey D’s to serve three customers (two of which will wind up going home with the wrong food)??

How do they know my name? Everyone in the store knows my name at every single location, and somehow that doesn’t even seem the slightest bit creepy!

How do they do it? Because they’re the Lord’s chicken, damn it, and it’s why they are on track to become the #2 fast-food chain in America! 

Mark Mendenhall of San Diego loves Chick-fil-A too. In fact, Mark likes Chick-fil-A so much, he was unofficially dubbed the “Mayor of Chick-fil-A” by the “straight from heaven” staff at his local franchise. 

And let me tell you: “Mayor of Chick-fil-A” isn’t a title they give to just anyone; it’s a title you have to earn. And earn it Mark did! 

Mendenhall ate at Chick-fil-A for 114 consecutive days (Sundays excluded) – a new record, according to Chick-fil-A corporate, although franchise locations don’t officially keep track.

“This habit started about five to six years ago,” Mendenhall told Fox News. “I loved the atmosphere, I loved how polite the team members were.”

Mendenhall said he decided to set a personal record for eating at Chick-fil-A after he became aware of a man in Georgia who ate at his local restaurant for 100 consecutive days.

“I thought to myself, ‘Huh, well, I could do that.’ So, I decided to start my challenge the very next day,” Mendenhall said. “But I told myself that I would go 105 days just to be different.”

Nearly four months later, Mendenhall has broken the Georgia fan’s streak, surpassed his personal goal, and he’s also raised some money for charity in the process, according to the New York Post.

Mendenhall’s record came at great personal sacrifice too. He once disappeared from a family trip to Disneyland so he could go to a Chick-fil-A for lunch. Needless to say, his wife was none too pleased. 

Hammer and Nigel have more on Mendenhall’s story in today’s edition of “Is This Anything?”