St. Augustine couple of 64 years dies from COVID-19
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – A married couple who’ve lived in St. Augustine their entire lives passed away from COVID-19 complications within five days of each other. The children of Roger and Betty Colee said they wouldn’t have been happy living without one another. “We were so shocked this went down so quick.”Their kids, Cheryl Reese and Wayne Colee, say Roger wasn’t feeling well on November 21. A married couple who’ve lived in St. Augustine their entire lives passed away from COVID-19 complications within 5 days of each other. The Colee’s service is this Saturday at Turning Point at Calvary followed by a burial at Memorial Park Cemetery with COVID-19 guidelines in place.
NICU babies at Wolfson Children’s Hospital celebrate Halloween
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Babies in the Newborn Intensive Care Unit at Wolfson Children’s Hospital of Jacksonville celebrated Halloween in adorable style this year. The tiny tots were dressed as adorable treats such as Jif peanut butter, jelly, Chick-fil-A and more. The team will dress up the babies in costumes on Saturday and post more photos on the Wolfson Children’s Hospital Facebook page. It was definitely a sweet treat for parents and staff. You can view more adorable photos below.
Will more fast-food restaurants be closing dining rooms for social distancing?
Some national fast-food restaurants are already taking precautions by closing their dining rooms to reduce COVID-19 exposure through social distancing. Chick-fil-AMany Chick-fil-A restaurants nationwide will temporarily close dining room seating, according to an announcement Sunday on the company’s website. McDonald’sAs of Monday afternoon, three dining rooms for Jacksonville area McDonald’s restaurants reached by News4Jax were still open. Jimmy John’sThe dining rooms for Jacksonville area Jimmy John’s restaurants were open as of Monday afternoon. Chipotle Mexican GrillChipotle’s dining rooms were still open as of Monday afternoon, according to a manager at one Jacksonville area store.
Chick-fil-A will start selling bottles of its signature sauce
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Chick-fil-A sauce lovers, rejoice! Chick-fil-A is entering the grocery business with bottles of its signature and Polynesian sauces, CNN reports. Starting in April, the 16-ounce bottles will be sold in Florida at Publix, Target, Walmart and Winn-Dixie stores. It’s the first time that Chick-fil-A will sell its products in retail stores, CNN reports. All proceeds from the bottle sales will go to Chick-fil-A’s scholarship fund for employees.
Chick-fil-A giving away free chicken nuggets all month!
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – It’s a Chick-fil-A lover’s dream come true! The fast-food chain is giving away free nuggets to all customers throughout the end of January. You can claim the free eight-count order of classic nuggets when you create or sign in to your Chick-fil-A account from now until Jan. 31. Guests can redeem the offer in the restaurant or drive-thru by placing their orders through the Chick-fil-A app. What are you waiting for?
Oops! Chick-fil-A backs Sunday's National Sandwich Day
ATLANTA - Everyone who is a fan of Chick-fil-A knows that the chicken chain is closed on Sundays, in keeping with its founder's Christian faith. But the Georgia-based fast-food chain apparently forgot when it sent an email to some of its loyalty members this week. "Calling all sandwich lovers," the email said. No matter which Chick-fil-A sandwich you love, order yours on November 3 for National Sandwich Day." The company says it was excited about National Sandwich Day and didn't realize it falls on Sunday.
Chick-fil-A Worker Saves Man by Performing CPR: 'God Placed Me There'
A California Chick-fil-A manager is being credited with saving the life of a 20-year-old man who was unresponsive in the restaurant's parking lot. Handing his tablet to a co-worker, he bolted across the lot and found a man inside the vehicle who was unresponsive and not breathing. The man "wasn't breathing or anything, his eyes were rolled back behind his head, I know this guy was out," Nenguke told KGTV. RELATED STORIESHealth Aide Saves Man Who Drove Into Her House: 'He Was Out of It'Jesus Saves! Uber Driver Takes Woman 400 Miles to Aunt's 100th Birthday PartyDeputy Saves 12-Day-Old Baby After Pulling Over Speeding Car
Quavo jokes about selling Popeye's sandwiches for $1,000 each
Joe Raedle/Getty Images(CNN) - From waiting in hour-long lines to hitting up multiple restaurants -- people are going to extreme lengths to find a Popeye's chicken sandwich. Rapper Quavo, of the group Migos, is ready to save the day and make our chicken sandwich dreams come true. Popeye's first announced their new chicken sandwich on Twitter earlier this month, and Black Twitter was all over it, with the sandwich dominating discussions. The Popeye's sandwich is remarkably similar to Chick-fil-A's. It features a fried chicken fillet on a brioche bun, complemented by a few pickles and a slather of mayonnaise.
So, whose chicken sandwich is better? Chick-fil-A or Popeyes?
RELATED: Brands beef about who has the best chicken sandwichOnce the sandwich was unleashed to the masses, people took to social media to praise Popeyes for having the most delicious chicken sandwich on the planet. Is it the traditional chicken sandwich from Chick-fil-A that is always served up with a smile, or the underdog chicken sandwich from Popeyes that has changed the game forever? But when you're looking for something with a little more punch in your chicken sandwich, you may want to try elsewhere. Popeyes sandwichThere's a reason that Chick-fil-A is throwing shade at Popeyes chicken sandwich, and that is because in my taste test, Popeyes has the better sandwich. Final resultsFor me, Popeyes' new chicken sandwich is the clear winner, and honestly, it's about time there was a shake-up when it comes to fried chicken sandwiches in the fast-food chain world.
Chick-fil-A adds mac and cheese to menu
Alex Wong/Getty Images(CNN) - America's favorite restaurant chain just added to its menu for the first time in three years. As of Monday, Chick-fil-A offers macaroni and cheese as a side option nationwide -- the only addition since 2016. "Mac & Cheese is the quintessential comfort food, and something we are so excited to offer our guests at Chick-fil-A," said Amanda Norris, executive director of menu and packaging in a statement. Chick-fil-A is one of the most profitable restaurant chains in the country, according to Nation's Restaurant News. The-CNN-Wire & 2019 Cable News Network, Inc., a Time Warner Company.
America has a new favorite fast food restaurant -- and it doesn't even involve burgers
Well, according to data from Market Watch, cited in a Food and Wine report from earlier this week, its -- drum roll, please! -- Chick-fil-A. Market Force polls more than 7,600 people, and looks at their satisfaction and whether theyd recommend a restaurant to someone else. And then last years No 1, Pizza Ranch, didnt even earn enough votes to qualify for this years poll, Food and Wine points out. As for McDonalds, it actually came in last place -- but as the Food and Wine article points out, the burger continues to top every single restaurant on the entire list in sales.
This restaurant is giving away free entrees for Cow Appreciation Day on Tuesday
It seems as though weve got holidays for everything, a lot of which a good portion of us may not necessarily celebrate Lion Day, Penpal Day, Drive-In Movie Day but Cow Appreciation Day is certainly one we can get down with, especially because Chick-fil-A restaurants all over the country will be giving away free entrees in celebration on Tuesday. If youre the type who likes to go all out perhaps a full-body cow suit go on with your bad self. Some examples: cow hat or mask, a T-shirt with black and white spots, jewelry with cow print. More than 2,400 restaurants took part in Cow Appreciation Day last year, but it would still be safe to check with your local Chick-fil-A before heading over to make sure theyre joining in. Happy Cow Appreciation Day!
Fast food manager jumps through window to save choking child
But that didn't stop one Georgia teen when he saw a 6-year-old boy choking in the drive-thru this week. Now, manager Logan Simmons is being called a hero -- and rightfully so. Surveillance video from the Flowery Branch Chick-fil-A shows Simmons, 19, climbing through the window and running to the car where the boy was in the back seat. Simmons said that once he got to the car, he saw that the boy's seat belt was tangled around his neck. "Everyone's been cheering and shouting my name and asking me to come sit with them and stuff," Simmons said Friday.
Once again, Chick-fil-A is named America's favorite restaurant chain
For the fourth year in a row, the Georgia-based chicken chain has been named America's favorite restaurant, according to the American Customer Satisfaction Index. The chain, whose customer service is perhaps just as well-known as its food, scored an 86 on the 100-point scale, down one point from last year. Four chains tied for fourth with a score of 80: Arby's, Chipotle, Papa John's and Pizza Hut. Other popular chains scored much lower. 3 in the industry behind McDonald's and Starbucks, according to Nation's Restaurant News.