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While I was out driving this morning I heard a Chick-fil-a commercial. Seems they're having a date night featuring Fireproof (in my head I'm saying that like Fireproof!). For just $30 per couple you get to see Fireproof (Fireproof!) at a local theater along with a Chick-fil-a dinner. Discounts if you get other couples to go too. Alas, as tempting as it is I think my husband and I will pass on this opportunity. At least I got a huge laugh out of hearing the ad, and the joy of sharing it with you all.

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Is that the t shirt smuggar was wearing during the birth? I saw it was for a movie but couldnt tell which one. Product placement... ugh...

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Is that the t shirt smuggar was wearing during the birth? I saw it was for a movie but couldnt tell which one. Product placement... ugh...

I don't think so. I think it was a shirt for an entirely different movie. I could be wrong though.

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Mmmmmmmmm, greasy food and a barf inducing movie. Clean up in isle ten.

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God I hate Chick-a-Fila. I'd never even heard of them till I left California, and my first reaction was to think, "Why would they name a restaurant Chick-Uh-Filla?" Someone had to tell me how it was supposed to be pronounced, to which I rolled my eyes several times. I used to have to take my former client there fairly often because their chicken strips were one of the few things he would eat. The place never failed to squick me out. At the completion of every transaction, they always said God Bless You. One of the places we went to had this creepy robot-looking manager named Sam that hovered around with a fake smile on his face, and kept trying to get my poor little non-verbal client to talk to him. I finally just had to be rude to ol' Sam and quit going to his place.

Did I mention that their food sucks? Not that I'd have an appetite after looking at Kirk Cameron's asshole face for 2 hours.

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Is that the t shirt smuggar was wearing during the birth? I saw it was for a movie but couldnt tell which one. Product placement... ugh...

He was wearing a "Couragous" T-shirt (from the makers of Fireproof). That is the movie the Duggar boys were extras in a while back. They were in the marathon run scene. I saw a pre-screening of this movie recently and the marathon scene was literally less than 10 seconds long.

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Oh my word. I was starting to think that perhaps the relentless promo of this movie was starting to subside. Still, I'll take that over the Burpo kid book that is getting over the top hype now.

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God I hate Chick-a-Fila. I'd never even heard of them till I left California, and my first reaction was to think, "Why would they name a restaurant Chick-Uh-Filla?" Someone had to tell me how it was supposed to be pronounced, to which I rolled my eyes several times. I used to have to take my former client there fairly often because their chicken strips were one of the few things he would eat. The place never failed to squick me out. At the completion of every transaction, they always said God Bless You. One of the places we went to had this creepy robot-looking manager named Sam that hovered around with a fake smile on his face, and kept trying to get my poor little non-verbal client to talk to him. I finally just had to be rude to ol' Sam and quit going to his place.

Did I mention that their food sucks? Not that I'd have an appetite after looking at Kirk Cameron's asshole face for 2 hours.

I'm Canadian and had never heard of Chick-fil-a until I started reading FJ. The "God Bless You" thing is really creepy, even for a mainline Christian like myself. I wonder if they have daily prayer sessions after their shifts so they can pray for particularly difficult customers.... You know, praying for their souls and all. :animals-chickencatch:

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God I hate Chick-a-Fila. I'd never even heard of them till I left California, and my first reaction was to think, "Why would they name a restaurant Chick-Uh-Filla?" Someone had to tell me how it was supposed to be pronounced, to which I rolled my eyes several times. I used to have to take my former client there fairly often because their chicken strips were one of the few things he would eat. The place never failed to squick me out. At the completion of every transaction, they always said God Bless You. One of the places we went to had this creepy robot-looking manager named Sam that hovered around with a fake smile on his face, and kept trying to get my poor little non-verbal client to talk to him. I finally just had to be rude to ol' Sam and quit going to his place.

Did I mention that their food sucks? Not that I'd have an appetite after looking at Kirk Cameron's asshole face for 2 hours.

I have to strongly disagree with your opinion that their food sucks. Frankly, their chicken sandwiches blow away any other fast food of the same type. Of course you pay more for it though. I will admit some Chick-Fil-A's have creepy employees, but I've never had one say "God bless you" to me. Something fun I always do with their employees is to see how many times I can make them say "My pleasure". They are trained to say this whenever you say thank you.

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I've never heard them say God Bless You at the one here. They barely even look at you when they take your order. I don't go often but they've had free breakfast every Thursday this month, so I meet up with a friend those mornings for kid play dates. Fireproof...ugh, I'll pass on that one.

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I'm Canadian and had never heard of Chick-fil-a until I started reading FJ. The "God Bless You" thing is really creepy, even for a mainline Christian like myself. I wonder if they have daily prayer sessions after their shifts so they can pray for particularly difficult customers.... You know, praying for their souls and all. :animals-chickencatch:

From what I understand, many of the franchises do make their employees participate in prayer sessions. Which naturally means that they only hire Christians, or people who will fake it because they need a job.

The chicken-catching smilie made me sad because one of my chickens died today. Not that I'm blaming you, of course. :) At least she didn't die and have to be a chicken strip at Chick-fil-a!

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I agree with Jericho. My first real experience with them is when they opened one in our town. The food is really much better than any other fast food (for example, I love their grilled chicken with extra pickles, served on a whole wheat bun, and the lemonade. Oh, and the lemon pie with a cup of coffee), and the play place is fabulous when you have a small kid who needs to burn off some energy. I have never heard anyone say "God bless you", and the only evidence of Christianity in ours is the Christian rock they play at low volumes. The service is great. Always free refills from a friendly helper.

Yes, I hate their corporate politics. I also hate Walmart's, but when you have young kids, some times you suck it up and use the services you need to save your sanity. If I only patronized people I agreed with, I wouldn't have many places to go (and I would be insane. Er?)

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I have to strongly disagree with your opinion that their food sucks. Frankly, their chicken sandwiches blow away any other fast food of the same type. Of course you pay more for it though. I will admit some Chick-Fil-A's have creepy employees, but I've never had one say "God bless you" to me. Something fun I always do with their employees is to see how many times I can make them say "My pleasure". They are trained to say this whenever you say thank you.

I have to strongly agree with your strong disagreement. Chick-fil-a is DELICIOUS. They also have excellent lemonade. I have never gotten a "god bless you" either. I think it was about 4-5 years ago that they started the whole "my pleasure" thing, along with generally upping their standards for customer service. It makes me feel bad for the employees sometimes, but it is nice to get fast food from a place where they do more than grunt at you. At least the employees are guaranteed Sundays off.

Even chilk-fil-a is not enough to overcome watching Fireproof though. Especially since it would be difficult to turn into a drinking game in a theater.

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I have to strongly agree with your strong disagreement. Chick-fil-a is DELICIOUS. They also have excellent lemonade. I have never gotten a "god bless you" either. I think it was about 4-5 years ago that they started the whole "my pleasure" thing, along with generally upping their standards for customer service. It makes me feel bad for the employees sometimes, but it is nice to get fast food from a place where they do more than grunt at you. At least the employees are guaranteed Sundays off.

Even chilk-fil-a is not enough to overcome watching Fireproof though. Especially since it would be difficult to turn into a drinking game in a theater.

That would make for an interesting evening. If I had more energy and a willingness to waste $30 plus booze money, I'd (almost) do it. Can you imagine what would happen if someone popped open a beer right in the middle of it all? Major hilarity potential there.

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God I hate Chick-a-Fila. I'd never even heard of them till I left California, and my first reaction was to think, "Why would they name a restaurant Chick-Uh-Filla?" Someone had to tell me how it was supposed to be pronounced, to which I rolled my eyes several times. I used to have to take my former client there fairly often because their chicken strips were one of the few things he would eat. The place never failed to squick me out. At the completion of every transaction, they always said God Bless You. One of the places we went to had this creepy robot-looking manager named Sam that hovered around with a fake smile on his face, and kept trying to get my poor little non-verbal client to talk to him. I finally just had to be rude to ol' Sam and quit going to his place.

Did I mention that their food sucks? Not that I'd have an appetite after looking at Kirk Cameron's asshole face for 2 hours.

I've never heard it pronounced Chick uh filla... the restaraunt name is Chick-fil-a... no extra uh in there...

That said, they have great breakfast items... the mini chicks... good. I don't eat fast food much, but when i do.. I make it that one!

However, I would not waste 30 bucks to go to a movie screening with chicken... not worth it.

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I fear I can never stop patronizing Chick-Fil-A, no matter how much their politics squick me out. I could eat that food for days, and the lemonade and the shakes, mmmmmmmmm.......

I had an uncle who grew up in the northeast who spent years saying "chick fill awe." I think that was the first time I realized that Chick-Fil-A is a regional phenomenon of the south.

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I don't think it sounds like a date night at all let alone a good one. I would be so sad if my husband took me to a fast food restaurant and then to a overly preachy movie for quality alone time. I'd rather we went a restaurant that we normally wouldn't go to and see something either fun or educational.

As for how tasty Chick-fil-A is, I wouldn't know as I have never eaten there. My stomach issues don't let me explore fried food to much and I have heard that it is a lot of fried items.

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I didn't know about Chick-Fil-A's until a few years back when I spent a semester in college in Alabama. I made some friends who loved going to eat there. The food is pretty good and the first time I went to eat there was because one of my friends was eating there because the restaurant agreed to donate some profits to his friend's family. The friend of my friend, had a younger sister who was severely injured in a car accident and the family needed extra money for therapies etc. I ate there a few times afterwards.

Their politics do bug me a bit. I'm not surprised that are doing this Fireproof date night thing. I'm sure fundies and fundie lite people will love this.

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I like Chick-fil-a and while they owners of the franchise rights suck, our local one isn't too bad. There is no god bless you stuff and they are super supportive in our community.

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That would make for an interesting evening. If I had more energy and a willingness to waste $30 plus booze money, I'd (almost) do it. Can you imagine what would happen if someone popped open a beer right in the middle of it all? Major hilarity potential there.

You might have to be a little more stealth. Like, sneak in a flask. You could dump it in the soda cup and no one would be the wiser...

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My hubby loves their soup, and my daughter and I like their waffle fries. Did you know that their lemonade is coveted by singers? My hubby tells me it "cuts mucus" so if you have a cold and need to perform, it helps your voice. I guess that's cuz it's made will real lemons.

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As for how tasty Chick-fil-A is, I wouldn't know as I have never eaten there. My stomach issues don't let me explore fried food to much and I have heard that it is a lot of fried items.

The chicken sandwiches are steam cooked, which in my opinion is part of why they taste so much better. (that and the breading done daily in store and made with spices that are better than KFC's secret recipe)

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Chick-fil-A is a big "meh" in my book, as far as food goes...but I have a burning hatred for stupid "Fireproof." Watched most of it for free on youtube. Normally I try to pay for the things I watch (rather than bootleg copies, for example), becuase I believe in paying people for their work. However, I'm glad that not one cent of mine went to that disgusting movie.

Besides the fact that the movie is not interesting or believable, I think it sends a terrible message both to women in abusive marriages and to men who may be struggling with anger and/or porn issues. Basically, I hate it with the fire of a thousand suns and do not for the life of me understand why people think it's good in any way at all.

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