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Chick-fil-A worker refuses to give customer more sauce packets until she finishes the ones she has

‘That would ruin my mood lol.’


Jack Alban


Posted on Oct 11, 2023   Updated on Oct 11, 2023, 3:22 pm CDT

A Chick-fil-A customer went viral on TikTok after documenting her experience trying to obtain sauce packets from the fast food chain. 

Her storytime video, however, dipped into a surprisingly saucy situation and sparked a lighthearted debate about condiment policies, customer experiences, and the lengths to which chains might go in order to curb costs amidst rising inflation.

In a now-viral video, Tiara Rodriguez (@tiaraerod) recounted her predicament. Her local Chick-fil-A, she said, wouldn’t allow her more than two sauces per meal “because it goes against their policy.”

“I’m like, ‘Look, lady, I’m going to eat through that… These are so small,” Rodriguez said, holding up one of the sauce packets. But her quest for additional sauces was met with a policy explanation and a limit to five sauces—which Rodriguez found baffling.

@tiaraerod Story time #chicken #chickfila #food @Chick-fil-A ♬ original sound – Tiara Rodriguez

A sauce debate: Users chime in with shared experiences and preferences

The comment section quickly transformed into a hub of sauce sagas and flavor preferences. “That would ruin my mood lol,” one user said.

“I don’t understand why they don’t have sauce in dipping packs like the others. It’s my fave but small,” another added. (This user was referencing Chick-fil-A’s Honey Roasted BBQ packets, which have a different appearance from its other sauces.) 

Indeed, viewers were in agreement that the Honey Roasted BBQ was superior despite its size. “That’s the best freaking sauce!!!!” a third user wrote. “They need it in the big container.” Rodriguez seemed to agree. “Yessss it beats Chick-fil-A sauce by far hehehe,” she responded.

Cutting costs at the expense of customer satisfaction? 

While the video unfolded in a playful manner, it subtly highlighted a broader issue: the measures restaurants have taken to cut costs amidst rising inflation, often at the expense of the customer experience. From reducing portion sizes to implementing stringent policies on extras, businesses are navigating the delicate balance between maintaining profit margins and ensuring customer satisfaction.

A Potential Solution: Can’t we meet in the middle, Chick-fil-A?

In a time where every penny counts, perhaps Chick-fil-A’s sauce saga presents an opportunity for a win-win solution. What if, instead of limiting the number of sauces customers can order, the chain offered it as an option for purchase? If it’s as scrumtrulescent as Rodriguez and others claim, that might be a lucrative move!

But Rodriguez’s episode also opened up a dialogue about the customer experience, business policies, and the potential for creative solutions. And this isn’t the first time that a Chick-fil-A customer went viral over a controversy surrounding the chain’s sauces. Another content creator raked in views after alleging that a Chick-fil-A employee called the cops on them because they requested more sauce.

The Daily Dot has reached out to Rodriguez via TikTok comment and to Chick-fil-A by email.

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*First Published: Oct 11, 2023, 3:20 pm CDT