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Iceberg lettuce may be devoid of taste and nutrition, until you pour blue cheese all over it, or make sure there’s enough in the BLT to add an additional cool crunch. Actually, it does have a few vitamins, just not as much as other lettuce. Still, you won’t find any iceberg lettuce at Chick-fil-A. But that’s ok, because their chicken is yummy.

Via Business Insider.

Chick-fil-A continually tweaks its menu to come up with new dishes and cycle out old ones.

The company employs six chefs, who work out of its test kitchen in Atlanta, to experiment with new ingredients for potential menu items.

Lately the chefs have been focusing on coming up with new salads and healthy sides, such as the recently launched superfood side with kale and broccolini.

Chick-fil-A’s chefs are free to experiment with all kinds of ingredients, except for one: iceberg lettuce.

“We have a mandate: Never use iceberg lettuce,” David Farmer, Chick-fil-A vice president of menu strategy and development, said in an interview from Chick-fil-A’s test kitchen.

Farmer has banned iceberg lettuce, which he calls tasteless and nutritionless.

“It’s at the bottom of the salad food chain,” he says. “There is no nutritional value in iceberg lettuce.”


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  1. Maynard says:

    My lament with Chick-fil-A, as with a lot of other fast food, is their meals are relatively high in sodium. The farther I go in this little life adventure, the more I’m paying attention to these details.

  2. ancientwrrior says:

    Like Mary Poppins, a little bit of sugar makes the medicine go down, a little bit of salt makes the tasteless go down. 🙂

  3. Alain41 says:

    Iceberg lettuce is perfect for tuna salad sandwiches. Don’t need for grilled or fried food.

  4. Minnie says:

    Iceberg lettuce is fine until you shred it to strings & then put it on a hot sandwich at which time it becomes a slimy mess . Ok on Tacos though . I’ll be passing on the Broccolini & Kale stuff . Well on second thought might work if theres bacon, mayo, & raisins in it ! : )

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