Skip to content

Chick-fil-A Has a Secret Dipping Sauce Most People Don't Know About

And it's cheesy!

Chick-fil-A is best known for its chicken sandwiches, of course, but among the die-hard fans of the chain, the adoration extends beyond standard food items to the restaurant's popular sauces. Currently, these sauces include the eponymous Chick-fil-A Sauce, the Barbeque Sauce, the Garden Ranch, their famed Polynesian Sauce, and on the list goes—in total, there are eight sauce varieties to choose from.

Unfortunately, Chick-fil-A is currently experiencing a sauce shortage, which means that customers now get a limited amount of the complimentary item with each meal. And yes, that includes ketchup and mustard, too. This may be the reason why one Chick-fil-A sauce is making waves all around the internet.

Fans of the chain have begun spreading the word of another sauce option that's something of a Chick-fil-A secret menu item: at many of the chain's locations, you can ask for a special Cheese Sauce as an optional condiment. The cheese sauce is a mixture of Swiss and Parmesan, and this creamy sauce can then be used for dipping the famous waffle fries, chicken nuggets, or Chick-n-Strips, for pouring over hash browns or biscuits, and in extreme cases, for spreading on sandwiches.

According to a Chick-fil-A spokesperson, the sauce is currently available at about 600 restaurants nationwide, and you can check its availability at your nearest location through the mobile app.

While a delicious option, keep in mind that a serving of this rich cheesy blend will add at least a dozen grams of fat to your meal, and much of it the unhealthy, saturated kind.

If you're trying to avoid added fat in your Chick-fil-A order, we'd recommend staying away from the Garden Herb Ranch sauce as well, which is almost on par with the cheese sauce when it comes to the fat content. On the other hand, the Barbecue Sauce, Honey Mustard Sauce, and the Sweet and Spicy Sriracha Sauce are fat-free.

For more on Chick-fil-A, check out:

And don't forget to sign up for our newsletter to get the latest restaurant news delivered straight to your inbox.

Editor's Note: This article was updated on June 1. A previous version of the article stated that Chick-fil-A's Cheese Sauce is the same sauce used in the chain's Mac & Cheese. However, the two sauces are not related. 

Steven John
Steven John is a freelancer writer for Eat This, Not That! based just outside New York City. Read more about Steven