I worked at Chick-fil-a for some time and I can …

Comment on Chick-fil-A Copycat Chicken Sandwiches by Sarah.

I worked at Chick-fil-a for some time and I can tell you that they DO NOT use pickle juice on their chicken. The only thing the employees do to it is fillet the peices before adding it to the milk mix and coating it in the flower. I hadbeen asked about the rumor by a customer with a pickle allergy and so I asked the owner of our store about it, turns out it is just a rumor. I also can assure you it wasn’t a case of trying to protect the receipe, they are crazy serious when it comes to food allergens there. Also, to own a Chick-Fil-A you have to work in a store for 7 years then work for the corporate office for 3. They’re big on commitment.

Malcolm Bedell is co-author of the critically acclaimed "Eating in Maine: At Home, On the Town, and On the Road," as well as the junk food blog "Spork & Barrel," and "Brocavore," a blog about food trucks and street food culture. His contributions include Serious Eats, Down East, Eat Rockland, L.A. Weekly, The Guardian, and The Huffington Post and his food truck, "'Wich, Please," was named "Hottest Restaurant in Maine" for 2015 by Eater. Finally, he finds it very silly to be trying to write this in the third person.