- A user on Twitter recently shared that beverage straws fit through the holes in Chick-fil-A’s chicken nugget boxes, supposedly making the food easier to enjoy in a car.
- He said it makes it possible to “use your cup as a table.”
- Chick-fil-A said that’s not the intended design purpose of the nugget box.
If you’re ever craving Chick-fil-A while you’re in the car, you’re not the only one – but eating chicken nuggets in a moving vehicle can sometimes be a challenge, especially if you’re trying to keep your car clean.
On Monday, Twitter user Rob Stiles shared a photo of his discovery, though it’s unclear if he thought of it himself. By slipping the straw of your drink through the hole in your chicken nugget box, you can balance your food on top of your drink, keeping your nuggets easy to access while in a car.
“How old were you when you found out that hole was for your straw so you could use your cup as a table???” he tweeted.
How old were you when you found out that hole was for your straw so you could use your cup as a table ???
— Rob Stiles (@robstiles1) November 12, 2018
Many were blown away and excited by this discovery. Some couldn’t wait to try it out for themselves.
It is a game changer
— Chris (@chrisvader316) November 13, 2018
Honestly life changing
— haley hughes (@haleyhughes4) November 12, 2018
I’m buying Chick-fil-A today just so I can do that new trick
— Trezz (@Trizzy_Trezz) November 14, 2018
Some even tried it for themselves.
Okay guys! I had to try this @ChickfilA hack this morning!! Who knew the little hole on the middle of the box can be used to hold your chicken!!! I’m mind blown…. makes life so much easier especially when you’re eating on the go! ???????????????? pic.twitter.com/aKRtmECgHJ
— Salina Madrid (@SalinaKFOX_CBS) November 12, 2018
If this hack is news to you, don’t worry. You haven’t actually been missing out on a secret hack built into the nugget box’s design.
The hole in the box isn’t actually meant for your straw
A representative from Chick-fil-A told INSIDER that the holes in the box were “not designed to hold a straw.” The outside of the box actually says the words “other,” “nuggets,” and “strips” so that the holes can be used by employees to identify what’s in the box quickly without opening it.
That doesn’t mean that the hack doesn’t work, though. And this isn’t the first time that making the fast food chain’s nuggets easily accessible while in a car has gotten the internet talking. Earlier this year, a Chick-fil-A in Alabama shared their own hack on Facebook where they poked a hole in the bottom of the nugget box to fit the straw through.
Chick-fil-A has also previously shared a roundup of their own of different ways customers have stored their food in their cars. Sticking fries in the door handle or nuggets in the center console might be creative, but it works.
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