A brand new concept is popping up on the peninsula next week. You may have heard of them. Chick-fil-A is coming to Workshop.
A week after Post and Courier‘s Hanna Raskin opened her update on the fancy food court with, “Workshop isn’t dead yet,” the Pacific Box & Crate space will start serving the popular fast food fried chicken sandwiches. Update: Workshop, headed up by the local team at Butcher & Bee, tells us the CFA stop was planned before last week’s P&C story.
From the quality of the fast-rotating concepts to the abysmal parking situation, the food court has apparently struggled to find its feet. But until now, the stalls have been occupied by small, locally owned concepts just trying to hawk their goods with hopes of landing a brick and mortar, or at least some steady gigs.
[content-1] Current Workshop vendors include Sushi Wa Izakaya, Green & Grounds, Chuck & Patty’s, Little Miss Ha, Rebel Taqueria, Merrow’s Garden Bar (a weekend pop-up), and the soon to depart Two Fat Olives. Root Note (a food truck that serves up items like tandoori chicken tacos and Filipino adobo grilled cheese) will be taking over the Italian concept’s stall starting Feb. 22.
Chick-fil-A will be onsite next week Tues.-Wed., 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with “classic chicken sandwich, sauces and of course, waffle fries.”
The sandwiches will be prepared in advance offsite, but the waffle fries will be cooked up hot at Workshop. Gotta love a waffle fry drenched in Chick-fil-A sauce as much as the next guy, but if this isn’t a holy cow hail mary, I’m not sure what is.
Looking for a local-option fried chicken sandwich? How about Chicken Fats? Or Boxcar Betty’s? Food Box. You’ll miss out on the “My pleasure” nonsense, but those guys make a mean chickie. And they could probably use the promo more than, say, Chick-fil-A.