Student Government polling for potential Chick-fil-A breakfast addition

FAU’s Boca campus governor thinks the change is warranted.


Student Government at the Boca Raton campus is polling the student body to see if they want a breakfast menu added at Chick-fil-A. Jonathan Scott | Contributing Photographer.

Ryan Lynch, Editor in Chief


n weekdays at Florida Atlantic’s Boca Raton campus, Chick-fil-A opens at 11 a.m. and closes at 9 p.m. Student Body Governor Hamilton Ezell wants to know if that’s enough to keep students satisfied.

FAU’s Student Government started a poll on June 22 asking whether or not students would want breakfast options added to the the fast food spot, located near the S.E. Wimberly Library.

Ezell decided to take on the project because he said there is a lack of options on campus for students to choose from. “Right now, there’s only Einstein’s Bagels and the cafeteria for students to get breakfast,” he said.

But Tiffany Wade, the director of retail operations for Chartwells — the company that manages all of FAU’s food options — said Ezell is missing a few.

“For breakfast options on campus we have Einstein Bros. Bagels, Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts and the Atlantic Dining hall,” Wade said in an email. “Outtakes sells breakfast sandwiches, fresh fruit and fruit cups as well.”

Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts and the Outtakes locations at the Student Union, College of Business and Breezeway open at 7:30 a.m. according to the Chartwells campus food location map.

According to Ezell, several students have told SG they want another location to purchase breakfast from.

Since it has opened 148 people have taken the poll, with 108 of those votes being locked to the public. The poll is being run through an app on Facebook, and votes are locked because of privacy settings that don’t allow a user’s vote to be publicly seen. Thirty-seven open votes cast are in favor of the change, while three are against.

Others students are not sold on the idea of breakfast at the restaurant.

“No, breakfast at Chick-fil-A doesn’t sound too appetizing,”  sophomore business major Corey Zapin said. “Besides, there are plenty of options for breakfast.”

Banking on the poll’s success, the student governor says he is currently working with his administrative cabinet and the Boca Raton campus House of Representatives to try and get the plan in motion.

This is the second time Student Government has taken steps to add to the menu at Chick-fil-A. Last spring, former Boca Raton Campus Governor Chris Ferreira worked with Vice President of Administrative Affairs Stacy Volnick to bring milkshakes and soft serve ice cream to the restaurant.

“If we can get milkshakes within a governor’s year term, we can get Chick-fil-A breakfast within our term,” Ezell said

Chick-fil-A first opened in the spring of 2015 as an express location with a smaller menu size than regular branches of the chain.

The poll will close on July 6 and can be found here.

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