Milkshakes come to FAU’s Chick-fil-A

Students will have a sweet surprise waiting for them when they return to campus on Jan. 11.


The Chick-fil-A on campus will start serving milkshakes as of next week thanks to a campaign by Boca Raton campus governor, Chris Ferreira. Photo by Jonathan Scott | Contributing Photographer

Brittany Ferrendi, Staff Writer

When student governor Chris Ferreira campaigned for his spot in Student Government, his platform was a push to bring milkshakes to Chick-fil-A Express. Now, they are here.

Starting next week, milkshakes and soft serve ice creams will be available on the Boca Raton campus’s Chick-fil-A. Machines were installed over the break and will contain flavors such as vanilla, cookies and cream and strawberry.

“I knew that food choices are a sort of pet peeve for most students on the campus and felt that Chick-fil-A milkshakes was something specific that would resonate well with students in the campaign,” said Ferreira. “Getting a Chick-fil-A on campus was a big deal but once we got it, there was a limited menu so it just made sense for me to focus on that specifically and make it part of my platform.”

Although not all students are familiar with Ferreira’s campaign, many are excited about this recent development. “As a person who goes to Chick-fil-A every other time I’m at college, I can’t wait to indulge myself in some sweet treats between classes,” said Mitchell Enfield, a senior studying computer sciences.

Ferreira can’t take all the credit for this undertaking; he told the UP that he owes a lot of the success to Vice President Stacy Volnick. When he began his term, he was in talks with her about the milkshakes and was given a promise to look into it.

A few months later, Volnick came to him and told him that talks were underway to make it a reality. “All it really took on my part was a nudge to get the ball rolling,” Ferreira said.

In fall 2014, Chick-fil-A Express opened at the former location of Einstein Bros. Bagels, next to the library. Following this transfer, Einstein Bros. moved to the Breezeway food court, replacing Quiznos.

Now that his milkshake promise has been met, Ferreira has already set his sights on the next objective: fiscal transparency. He plans to develop new ways to let students know about how their Activity and Service fees are being spent.

“At the end of the day it’s their [the students’] money that we are managing and we have an obligation to make efforts to inform them in ways that allow their feedback and input.”

Brittany Ferrendi is a staff writer for the University Press. If you would like to contact her regarding this or other articles, email her at [email protected].