Save me from the chicken!

Popeyes, Raising Cane’s, McDonald’s, Burger King, another Popeyes, Wendy’s, Chicken Express, Southern Classic and now…Chick-fil-A? Really? Another fast food place where residents can get fried chicken?

Every time I go home during a long break, Chick-fil-A is at the top of the list of places I willingly drop a bucket or two of money. It is fried chicken heaven, after all.

But is there really a need to bring in another fried chicken place in Natchitoches? I like to think not.

On almost every major road, all a traveler has to do is turn their head one way or another to locate some form of fast food restaurant that serves chicken, and it honestly makes me sick to look at.

There is a lack of healthy food options all over this town. In all honesty, I would love to see either a Chipotle, a Panera Bread or even an Einstein Bagels move in – just something that would offer a somewhat healthier option for lunch or dinner.

Now, some might argue that Sodexo offers healthy choices, which is true – to an extent. However, the same salad choices, a couple of soup choices and sandwiches leads to a boring palate and unfilled meal expectations.

Am I still going to run over within the first couple days of this new Chick-fil-A opening and drop about $50 for food? Yes, yes I am.

NSU and Natchitoches, next time when you bring in something new, please make sure it’s not fast food related or fried chicken. Students and residents will thank you and not take to Twitter complaining about it.

After all, Natchitoches is overflowing with fried chicken just as Chaplin’s Lake is overflowing with sludge.

Samantha Maiette

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