Chick-fil-A Is Making Pizza, But Some Customers Hate This Ingredient

By: Beth Moreton | Published: Mar 28, 2024

Chick-fil-A is mostly known for its chicken-based foods. However, the fast food giant has recently expanded its menu with other items.

They have recently started making six different varieties of pizza — but customers all have one complaint about a controversial ingredient in the pizzas.

Chick-fil-A Now Offers Pizza Pies

Known for making chicken, Chick-fil-A has recently started offering pizza pies on their menu.

One of the Chick-fil-A’s pizza pies. There is chicken on top of the pizza with various sauces. The pizza is on a white plate against a black background.

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Customers can choose from six different pizzas. Some are classic favorites, whereas others are specifically catered to the Chick-fil-A customer base.


Pizzas Available via Chick-fil-A’s 'Little Blue Menu'

As they are a new menu item, Chick-fil-A’s pizzas will be available via Little Blue Menu, an “innovation kitchen brand” created by Chick-fil-A.

The sign for the Chick-fil-A Little Blue Menu restaurant. It is blue letters against a white brick background, with the classic red Chick-fil-A logo.

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The Chick-fil-A website states that the Little Blue Menu offers customers the option to order classic Chick-fil-A items or new dishes, such as pizza pies, wings, and burgers.

Chick-fil-A’s Pizza Pies Are Only Available Online

Chick-fil-A customers cannot buy the pizza pies in-store; they are only available online.

A cheese and tomato pizza.

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Customers who want to try the new pizzas must order them through the Chick-fil-A website or app.

Three Pizza Pies Are Classic Favorites

To offer something a bit traditional, Chick-fil-A is giving customers three classic pizza choices.

A pepperoni pizza with cheese.

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The three classic pizza pies are the cheese pizza pie, the pepperoni pizza pie, and the meats-n-veg pizza pie, according to Chick-fil-A.

Three Pizza Pies are Chick-fil-A Classics

To keep some of their pizza pies in keeping with the Chick-fil-A brand, three of the pizza pies include some Chick-fil-A classic ingredients.

A Chick-fil-A pizza with chicken pieces, cheese, and sauce.

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These three pizza pies are the Chick-fil-A pizza pie, which includes mozzarella cheese and chopped Chick-fil-A nuggets. There is also their “buff-lo-ranch” pizza, which is similar to the Chick-fil-A pizza, but with buffalo sauce. Finally, there is the pepperoni pizza round, which is Chick-fil-A’s twist on a pizza calzone.


Chick-fil-A’s Pizza Pies Were Inspired by Customers

The Chick-fil-A website says they want to be a part of their customers’ lives, and they have done this with their pizza pies.

A homemade Chick-fil-A pizza with waffle fries and chicken pieces.

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A Chick-fil-A representative said that they saw customers making pizzas at home using some of the company’s classic ingredients, so they decided to take inspiration from this and make six different pizza pies.


Customers Not Happy About One Ingredient in the Pizzas

While the response from Chick-fil-A’s customers was mostly positive, others weren’t so sure.

A jar of pickles. There is a silver fork with a pickle on the end of it.

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The Sun reports that customers were particularly unhappy about one ingredient in the pizza pies — pickles.


Chick-fil-A Customers Don't Want Pickles on a Pizza

After a Facebook post shared the news of Chick-fil-A’s new menu options, many people weren’t happy about the thought of pickles on a pizza.

A Chick-fil-A pizza pie with chicken pieces, slices of pickle, and sauce on top. The pizza pie is on a white plate.

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One person wrote, “Ewwww … pickles?” Another urged Chick-fil-A to “stay in their lane. No.”


Some Chick-fil-A Customers Like Pickles, but Not on a Pizza

Others have said that while they like pickles, they don’t like them on a pizza.

A pizzle with slices of pickle, chicken pieces, and fries, as well as some Chick-fil-A sauce.

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One commenter on Facebook wrote, “I think it’s time we drop the pineapple argument and come together to say it’s pickles that don’t belong on pizza.”


Other Customers Were Happy to See Pickles on the Menu

Despite many of their customers saying that they hated the thought of pickles on a pizza, others were all in favor of this controversial food item.

A half-eaten pizza with chicken pieces, pickles, and waffle fries with sauce on a grey plate.

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On Facebook, one person wrote, “Sounds amazing. I would buy it.” Another Facebook user pointed out they’d tried it already, writing, “Pickle pizza is AMAZING!”


Chick-fil-A’s Pizza Pies Only Available in One Location

Many customers complain about the thought of pickles on a pizza, but most won’t need to worry, as the pizza pies are only available in one location.

A Chick-fil-A restaurant in College Park, Maryland.

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USA Today has reported that Chick-fil-A’s pizza pies will only be available from College Park, Maryland. This means that customers wanting to try the pizza pies outside of this location will have to wait.