Edit ModuleShow Tags

HONOLULU Staff Picks: Chick-fil-A Will Open on Beretania Street and We’re Ready

Order up! The HONOLULU team shares what they’re most excited about when this national chain (who has been teasing us for a year) opens in Honolulu.


Chick fil a

Photo: Courtesy of CHICK-FIL-A


It’s the news chicken fans have been waiting for months to hear—where would Hawai‘i’s first Chick-fil-A set up shop? Hawai‘i News Now confirmed with the city that the fast-food chain filed for a permit to start construction at 1056 S. Beretania St., near the Honolulu Museum of Art. No word on when the Burger King there might close or when the Chick-fil-A might open, but our team is ready with orders. Here are our favs.


OG Chick-fil-A Chicken Sandwich


For those who know, it’s the No. 1. on the menu, also known as the Modern Classic. It’s a boneless chicken breast, hand-breaded and cooked in 100-percent refined peanut oil, tucked inside a soft, buttery bun with a hit of crunchy dill pickles for the perfect zing. It’s simple, but it’s sensational. This is important. Get it as a meal. The crisp yet pillowy waffle fries with the special Chick-fil-A sauce (think an all-in-one tangy, smoky, creamy, sweet dip) are a killer combo. We tried the Polynesian sauce, a neon-orange, tangy sweet-n-sour dressing and unfortunately, it did not wow our taste buds. My daughter claims the plump, meaty chick-n-strips is waaaaay better than other fast-food joints. (We won’t throw shade at them by name, but you know who they are.)Stacey Makiya, senior fashion editor


SEE ALSO: 10 Things You (Probably) Didn't Know About Raising Cane’s


Waffle Potato Fries and Peppermint Chocolate Chip Milkshake

$1.65 for the fries and $2.99 for milkshakes

Yaasss! Another place to indulge my #YOLO Friday cravings. I love the waffle potato fries and the peppermint chocolate chip milkshake!Jayna Omaye, staff writer



A post shared by Chick-fil-A, Inc. (@chickfila) on


Chicken Nuggets with a drink

Starting from $5.15

Number 3 meal, 12 piece with a lemonade and Chick-fil-A sauce babyyyyyyyy.–Donnie Ford, advertising executive


Chicken Nuggets with a side of ... Chicken Sandwich

Starting from $3.99 for the kid’s meal

I grew up eating Chick-fil-A in California and it was always the place to go after school in high school! I usually get an 8-count nugget meal with a lemonade and a Chick-fil-A sandwich on the side. Or if I’m not that hungry because I can never say no to Chick-fil-A, I’ll get the 6-count nugget kids meal (always with that awesome lemonade). Pro-tip: If you get a kids meal you can swap for some soft serve ice cream! And When I’m super hungry and flying back to Hawai‘i, I make sure to load up for the plane ride and get their 30-piece meal plus the Chick-fil-A sandwich. –Shelley Shiroma, associate art director



A post shared by Chick-fil-A, Inc. (@chickfila) on


Cow Commercials


I'd always spring for the eight-count nuggets with the zesty buffalo sauce and waffle fries. It's tasty, but I'm most excited about the commercials. If the Chick-fil-A cows start painting "Eat mor chikin" on walls around Honolulu—I'll even accept surfing cows in hula skirts and pineapples, I find them THAT funny—I'll lose it. And I can't wait until Cow Appreciation Day in July when people costume up for free chicken. —Christi Young, editorial director


Editor’s note: Prices have been taken from Chick-fil-A’s website.



Edit ModuleShow Tags Edit ModuleShow Tags Edit ModuleShow Tags Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit Module

Subscribe to Honolulu

Honolulu Magazine July 2020
Edit ModuleShow Tags



9 Greatest Honolulu Homes

Great Homes

Stunning, historic, extraordinary.


Can the Mainland Do Poke Right? Do We Want Them To?​


Martha Cheng, author of The Poke Cookbook and former line cook, talks about how a New York City publisher decided Hawai‘i’s favorite pūpū was for everybody.


50 Essential Hawai‘i Books You Should Read in Your Lifetime


The most iconic, trenchant and irresistible island books, as voted by a panel of literary community luminaries.


Everything You Need to Know About Local Fruit in Hawai‘i


Fruits are part of our history and culture, a way for us to feel connected to our community.


A Local’s Guide to Buying Reef-Safe Sunscreen


Five Hawai‘i brands have created reef-safe sunscreens that are safe for your ʻohana and the ocean. 

Edit ModuleShow Tags