This Man Has Eaten at Chick-Fil-A For 114 Days In a Row
We all have our favorite go-to fast-food place, whether it's the signature burgers of McDonald's or Burger King, the roast beef at Arby's, or the tacos from Taco Bell. You've probably even said something like, "I could eat this every day" about your favorite order. Well, one man took that quite literally. His restaurant of choice? Chick-Fil-A.
Meet Mark Mendenhall of San Diego, who just ate at Chick-Fil-A for 114 days in a row.
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Day 114! Today marks the end of my Chick-fil-A challenge for 114 consecutive days eating at Chick-fil-A Carmel Mt Ranch. It is bittersweet. It has been a great run. Thank you to everyone who came to support me. The community really came together for something fun and we were able to give to a wonderful organization: PUSD Adopt a Family. Stay tuned for my next Chick-fil-A challenge in 2020. To be announced the last week of Dec 2019. @chickfila @cfa_carmelmountain #roadtocfarecord #alwaysalargedietcoke
Nicknamed "the Mayor of Chick-fil-A" by the staff at his local outpost, Mendenhall ate at Chick-Fil-A every day for the past four months (except for on Sundays, of course, when the chain is closed for religious purposes). And he didn't just start this stunt on a whim—he genuinely loves Chick-fil-A. In an interview with Fox News, he said his infatuation with Chick-fil-A began roughly five or six years ago.
"I loved the atmosphere. I loved how polite the team members were," he said.
The real estate agent got inspiration for the challenge when he heard word about a man in Georgia who ate at his local Chick-fil-A for 100 days straight (again, excluding Sundays).
"I thought to myself, 'Huh, well, I could do that.' So, I decided to start my challenge the very next day," Mendenhall told Fox News. "But I told myself that I would go 105 days just to be different."
Ultimately, he ended up going 114 days in a row.
So what did he order? Apparently, the most tried-and-true classic: an original chicken sandwich with fries and a large Diet Coke.
Unfortunately, not everyone was on board with his endeavor. His wife wasn't too keen about the challenge, particularly when he dipped away from their family's trip to Disneyland to hit up the nearest Chick-fil-A for lunch. Mendenhall promised he wouldn't do that on the next family getaway, which means his challenge likely won't be resuming.
Why? Their next trip is apparently to Palm Springs. According to data sourced from Google Maps, the nearest Chick-Fil-A is in Temecula—a roughly 63-mile car ride away.