Campus Chick-Fil-A not budging on limited menu

Return of full menu still uncertain


Briyanna Thompson, Correspondent

With Georgia Southern’s dining halls being back to self-serve and normal silverware and plates, some might think the Chick-Fil-A (CFA) on campus would go back to a full menu, but that is not the case.

At the beginning of the 2021-2022 school year GS dining hall went back to allowing students to serve themselves along with using real silverware and real cups, but the Chick-Fil-A in Russell Union has not gone back to a full menu. 

The CFA in the union stopped the full menu due to COVID-19 in 2020 and has only had a few regular items available since, like the original chicken sandwich, nuggets and a few breakfast items. 

The George-Anne contacted the executive director of Eagle Dining Services, Jeff Yawn on when or if the CFA would expand its menu, but the menu’s comeback remains shrouded in mystery, with a familiar reason: COVID-19.

“Any and all decisions we have or will make as it relates to the services we provide in all of our outlets are based on our ability to safely and efficiently serve our guests with guidance from our local department of health,” said Yawn. “COVID, naturally, has dictated most of these decisions over the past two years.” 

Kashawna Watson, feels as though COVID-19 should not impact the return of a full menu. 

“It’s pretty upsetting only having three options to choose from,” said Watson. “It gets really repetitive and not having a full menu is one of the reasons why I had left-over dining dollars that went to waste last semester.” 

After contacting multiple employees and staff from Eagle dining services and the on-campus CFA itself no one seems to be able to give an estimate of when GS students can expect a full menu return. 

 “They should be back to a full menu already,” said Watson. “Using real silverware and cups doesn’t seem to be a safety issue to campus students, so I don’t see why having a full menu would be.”