2 Chick fil A Sauce Shortage? What to do....

Image from CFA

 Chick-Fil-A sauce is not just your ordinary honey-mustard dipping sauce. There's a smokiness to it and it is one of my family's favorite sauces for their Chick Fil A sandwiches and nuggets.

I opened up my CFA app and a pop up with this message came up:

"Due to industrywide supply chain shortages, some items, like sauces, may be unavailable."

What??? We were able to each get a packet of sauce with our entree, but that's it. No more asking for "extra sauce."☹️

Then all the news outlets started sharing the shortages on social media. 

A slight panic set in.  What to do?? First it was toilet paper & now it's CFA sauce?

Apparently, this is happening to other fast food restaurants, citing both labor and supply shortages. For example, ketchup packets are in high demand and in short supply. Heinz announced a 25% increase in production. 

Note, that CFA did NOT say that their sauce is in short supply...they said that it "may not be available due to a supply chain shortage." This leads me to believe that CFA sauce IS being manufactured, just not readily available. 

What is a supply chain? A network of people, organizations & activities that move a product from supplier to customer. It works like a chain and if it's broken in one or more areas, customers may not be able to get product. 

A disruption: Any sudden change or crisis, local or global, that has a negative impact on the process. 

WHY is this happening? 

CFA didn't give a reason, but my guess is the Covid-19 pandemic has created a ripple effect in the work force (processing & transportation) and demand is greater than the supply. Experts tell us there is NOT a food shortage. 

What to do? 

1. Buy CFA sauce at your grocery store. 

Yay! Walmart was completely OUT of the original CFA sauce, but had plenty of their Polynesian flavor. I drove over to my Smiths (Kroger) store and look what I found!

You can find it at Walmart, Target, Kroger or even at Amazon. It is 16oz and the price ranges from $3.49-$3.99. 

BONUS: Did you know that 100% of the profits from these CFA sauces are donated to their scholarship program? Cool, right?

2. Make it yourself. I made GrapeNuts cereal when they had a shortage. I may try this recipe for CFA sauce: CopyCat Chick Fil a Sauce

from BuildYourBite


  1. Hi there. It's great that you were able to find the sauce in stores, but it's not honey mustard at all. If you read the ingredients list, you can determine that CFA sauce is actually mayocue. It's a mayonnaise and BBQ sauce mix, so that explains the smoky flavor and the orangey color. I think it would be super easy to replicate at home using your favorite jarred or homemade mayo recipe and your fav smoky BBQ sauce. Just blend until you like the ratio and make a note so you can repeat the process later very simply. Happy dipping, and I'm really enjoying your website, so thanks!

  2. Excuse me, I was incorrect. There is a tiny bit of mustard in the sauce, but no honey. So I guess it's technically MayoStardCue which doesn't exactly roll off the tongue, does it? ��


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