Chick-fil-A Has a Secret Dipping Sauce Most People Don't Know About

·2 min read

Chick-fil-A is best known for its chicken sandwiches, of course, but among the die-hard fans of the chain, the adoration extends beyond standard food items to the restaurant's popular sauces. Currently, these sauces include the eponymous Chick-fil-A Sauce, the Barbeque Sauce, the Garden Ranch, their famed Polynesian Sauce, and on the list goes—in total, there are eight sauce varieties to choose from.

Unfortunately, Chick-fil-A is currently experiencing a sauce shortage, which means that customers now get a limited amount of the complementary item with each meal. And yes, that includes ketchup and mustard, too. This may be the reason why an ingenious Chick-fil-A sauce hack has recently surfaced on the internet.

RELATED: Chick-fil-A's Popular Secret Menu Item Is Now Officially On the Menu

Fans of the chain have begun spreading the word of another sauce option that's something of a Chick-fil-A secret menu item: at many of the chain's locations, you can ask for a side of the cheese sauce used in their Mac&Cheese. This creamy sauce can then be used for dipping the famous waffle fries, chicken nuggets, or Chick-n-Strips, for pouring over hash browns or biscuits, and in extreme cases, for spreading on sandwiches.

According to Chick-fil-A's site, the cheese sauce is a special blend of cheeses including Parmesan, Cheddar, and Romano. But while a delicious option, keep in mind that a serving of this rich cheesy blend will add at least a dozen grams of fat to your meal, and much of it the unhealthy, saturated kind.

If you're trying to avoid added fat in your Chick-fil-A order, we'd recommend staying away from the Garden Herb Ranch sauce as well, which is almost on par with the cheese sauce when it comes to the fat content. On the other hand, the Barbecue Sauce, Honey Mustard Sauce, and the Sweet and Spicy Sriracha Sauce are fat-free.

For more on Chick-fil-A, check out:

And don't forget to sign up for our newsletter to get the latest restaurant news delivered straight to your inbox.