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Update: It appears Chick-fil-A doesn’t charge extra for an unbuttered bun. See comments below.

About once a month, we go to Chick-fil-A to grab takeout for some tasty fast food. Their Spicy Deluxe Sandwich with Pepper Jack is delish. However, when I got home and took a quick look at the mobile receipt, something didn’t look right. See screenshot below:

Can you believe Chick-fil-A charges more to get a bun that’s unbuttered?! It’s only $0.25 so it’s not about the money. It’s about the principal. How can a restaurant charge more to have something without butter? Shouldn’t it be the other way around?

I showed my wife to make sure I wasn’t misreading it but she said, nope, you’re right and it’s crazy. Can someone please tell me how this is not messed up? Many Americans are already struggling to eat right and now Chick-fil-A is telling us if we do try to eat less fat and fewer calories, they’re going to charge us more. WHAT?!!

11 Comments On "Unbelievable: Chick-fil-A Charges More to Have a Bun with NO Butter"
  1. Sara|

    Oh for goodness sake, Johnny! You’re paying for a minimum wage worker to have to take a non-standard action in a routine they’re trained for. It’s not the product you’re paying more for here; it’s the disruption in routine.

    1. Johnny Jet|

      They shouldn’t pre-butter the rolls. They should add $0.25 if you want butter.

  2. Beckie|

    Probaby b/c it takes more time to leave OFF an ingredient, than to order as it typically comes?
    But I agree that is crazy.

  3. Gary Breen|

    omg the horror

  4. TravelMama|

    Seems a correction to this post is in order. If you recreate this in the ChicFilA app, you’ll see that there is a 25 cent charge for the buttered bun. If you remove the bun, the cost of the sandwich decreases. If you add back in an unbuttered bun, the sandwich returns to it’s all-in original cost.

    1. Johnny Jet|

      Thanks! I will add an update or delete the post

  5. Clark Howard|

    I looked at your receipt. It looks like the cashier made a mistake and charged you for a 2nd bun instead of as a substitution.
    Normally there would be no cost to have a regular bun instead of a buttered one.

    1. Johnny Jet|

      Thanks! I will add an update or delete the post

  6. Anonymous|

    I went to Chick-Fil-A today in Raleigh, NC. Ordered a sandwich with no butter and they charged me .38 more for NO butter.

  7. Roberta Miller|

    I can assure you I will never trust Chick-fil-A with my debit card or credit card

  8. LisaR|

    I just redeemed a free sandwich and was charged 25 cents for the bun. So 27 cents for my free sandwich?

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