OK, so I’m probably a little crazy for writing about a fast-food restaurant in a mall food court, but apparently this is another best-kept secret from those “in the know” as to where to get really good, tasty chicken.
First time I heard about Chick-fil-A, some people I worked with in Beverly Hills who lived in the Torrance area were raving about it and insisted that we actually use a lunch hour (and a half) to trek all the way to South Bay Galleria to visit the food court. And the knowledge of its existence has been a blessing and a curse ever since. See, there isn’t a Chick-fil-A on the 3rd Street Promenade or Beverly Center. The nearest ones to West L.A. are South Bay Galleria and Del Amo Fashion Center.
<p> What’s so great about it? All Chick-fil-A chicken products are prepared fresh daily. And they use 100% whole chicken breast meat, not parts of a chicken. Even their nuggets are actual chicken strips, not that weird texture of meat parts mashed together. Their Chick-fil-A filet, Nuggets, and Chick-n-Strips are hand breaded daily and cooked in 100% non-hydrogenated peanut oil. This helps to contribute to their low trans fat and saturated fat numbers. And on top of that it tastes sooo good! Ferget Popeye’s or KFC. Chick-fil-A actually considers your health. Their Web site even covers <a href="https://www.chickfila.com/images/menu_chicken_sandwich.jpg">nutritional information</a>, a meal calculator, allergen info, gluten info and diabetic exchanges. </p> <p> I recommend the Chick-fil-A sandwich so that you actually get the breaded chicken. Make sure to ask for <a href="https://www.chickfila.com/MenuItems.asp?Category=dressings">some sauce</a>–there are 14 flavors to choose from. And they don’t just have French fry sticks but waffle-shaped fries–crispy outside and tender inside. But make sure to respect their day of rest. Apparently founder, Truett Cathy, wanted to give Chick-fil-A employees the opportunity to worship, spend time with family and friends or just rest from the work week, so the restaurants are closed on Sundays. </p> <p> <em>South Bay Galleria<br /> Ben Gray – Unit #225<br /> 1815 Hawthorne Boulevard<br /> Redondo Beach, CA 90278<br /> (310) 214-5488</em> </p>