Chik-fil-a Releases Several New Menu Items


Elise Hutchins, Staff Writer

On Monday, Sept. 14, Chick-fil-A released several new menu items nationwide: a brownie, a new blend of hot coffee, and a new iced coffee called the Mocha Cream Cold Brew. The local Wheaton Chick-fil-A also began carrying the bottled versions of their acclaimed sauces. This release was part of Chick-fil-A’s yearly “Back To School” release. 

Last year’s similar back to school release included the seasonal iced caramel coffee and frosted caramel coffee, but did not include any permanent releases like the brownie in this year’s release. Typically, the new seasonal drink will replace Chick-fil-A’s summer seasonal peach shake and flavored tea lemonade. The mocha cream cold brew will be the store’s new seasonal drink this year, but the brownie, hot coffee, and bottled sauces are here to stay. 

“A bunch of people are trying the brownies and asking about how they are. I have had several people come up to me and tell me about how their new obsession is the brownies,” said Chick-fil-A Wheaton trainer Rachel Johnston. “I’d say yes, a lot of people are ordering these new items”. The new release has been a hit at the Wheaton Chick-fil-A, especially due to the brownies. The Wheaton store has seen a busy past two weeks due to customers interested in their new items. Johnston herself recommends the brownies as well. 

“My favorite is the brownies, they aren’t too dense for a brownie and I feel they would be great with ice cream,” she said. 

While many customers have heard about and been excited to try the brownie and mocha cream cold brew coffee, many of them did not know the details about the new hot coffee blend.

“The blend features tasty notes of smooth caramel and a nutty finish and has a milder aftertaste,” said Chick-fil-A Wheaton shift leader Sonia Ramirez. “It is also available in decaf. Our iced coffee remains the same”. Although not many guests knew that a new coffee was included in the back to school release, plenty of them have enjoyed the new blend after ordering their typical morning coffee. 

Head on over to the Wheaton Chick-fil-A or the Chick-fil-A nearest to you to try any of the new items for yourself!