In July, friendly fried chicken empire Chick-fil-A made a change to its condiments lineup, replacing its traditional barbecue sauce with a "bolder smokehouse" sauce. This did not sit well with the chain’s loyal fans. They liked the old sauce, and they wanted it back. They started petitions and created Facebook groups and sent tweets.
Well, Chick-fil-A, always making customer service priority number one, has seen the error of its ways. The chain announced on Tuesday its doing away with smokehouse sauce and bringing back old reliable.
A spokesperson for Chick-fil-A tells Eater the original barbecue sauce will return to restaurants on November 7, and the dread smokehouse variety will become a thing of the past (so if you’re a fan of the latter, maybe consider stocking up in the next few weeks). The chain is also reaching out to "some of the customers who were the most vocal" and sending them bottles of the original sauce and other company swag.
Now, if Chick-fil-A would bring back its spicy chicken biscuit, it truly would be a great day in America.
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