Friday, March 27, 2015

Chick-fil-A App – No Skymiles Needed

While this may not seem to be about photography, it is about saving some time when ordering your breakfast, lunch or dinner. As we know today the most precious commodity we have is our time.

One of my favorite Apps and programs that I am apart of is the Delta Skymiles program. The loyalty program is great and two main perks I love the most. The best part of the program is boarding early on all flights.

Having camera gear I need to be sure this is on the plane and I am handling it and not the baggage guys.

The second thing I like is accruing mileage to use towards future trips.

I now have another App that is saving me lots of time and giving me perks similar to the Delta App–Chick-fil-A's new mobile ordering app.

I love a three things about it: 1) Order accuracy; 2) jumping to the front of the line and 3) No need to be a long time user of Chick-fil-A to benefit.

The first thing you will do when you use the App is find those Chick-fil-A restaurants near you that are participating. Over the next year they are rolling this out in different markets. Lucky for me in the Atlanta market I can use the App. Chick-fil-A doesn't expect to make mobile ordering available nationwide until 2016.

You tell them if you are going to pickup the meal: 1) Curbside, 2) Dine In or 3) Carry Out.

Next the app has you on the Menu page. Similar to the menu in the restaurant. You can pick a meal or à la carte.

Once you have ordered you can then save this order as a favorite. This is great for those customizations where you want more pickles or none at all for example. Once you have that complicated order or just typical order you can just add that to your favorites.

Maybe you pick up for your family member as well as you and you both have a standard order–this can save you time in the future.

There is the combination meals and once you pick one you can then change the size of the drink or side item like Waffle Fries.

Here you can customize your order as well.

Once you have the meal it pops up and then you can review it. You can also see the Nutrition or Allergens by scrolling down.

Occasionally Chick-fil-A Cows might pop in with a suggestion like they did here with me.

Just like Amazon you put your credit card information into the App for easy paying. This really speeds up the process.

You can also put money into the app. This is great for parents with kids and need to keep them on a budget.

The last step is when you arrive you click the button to tell them you are here and they start your order. Don't want those Waffle Fries just sitting around getting cold, so this keeps everything hot for you.


Anonymous said...

Great idea! I downloaded and played with the app a bit. The options such as 1/2 tea & 1/2 lemonade are superb. One thing I could not find is a way to include senior discounts.

Stanley Leary said...

Discount: Each Chick-fil-A restaurant is independently owned and operated and the senior discount can vary by location. Most locations provide a free small drink or coffee with purchase or a 10% discount.
Age Requirement: 50+
Discount Restrictions: Participation, age requirement and discount amount can vary by location.