Athens Needs A Chick-fil-A Pronto

Athens Needs A Chick-fil-A Pronto

I'm just saying.

When you first come to Ohio University, it is a huge adjustment, to say the least. Whether it is getting to know the campus, know where your classes are, or the different spots to eat on and off Court Street. With me being from Illinois, I’m not used to the different types of spots to eat that Athens has to offer, but have adjusted accordingly in my now almost three semesters at the school.

With getting Jimmy Johns, D.P. Dough, and Big Mammas Burritos on numerous occasions, yes they are all great spots to grab a bite, but I feel one place is missing that I think everyone would agree they want on campus. That place Chick-fil-A.

Since college football having Chick-fil-A as one of their main sponsors and even has a bowl game named after them, it’s no surprise that college students go crazy for the famous chicken only restaurant. In my experience with being able to have it while down here, students can and will be one of those first 1,000 fans that show up to a sporting event just to get it. Needless to say, if Chick-fil-A is offered and involved, students will come out and clean you out.

Being this is the case and students get a kick out of the place, the question stems, why not have one move down here to Athens and possibly be on Court Street? Since moving back for the semester, we as Bobcats have been introduced to a new pizza spot called Lotsa. With being able to get a personalized pizza in under three minutes and have a pop machine that has hundreds of different flavors, it has definitely been one of my go-to spots to eat in Athens.

Since I go past it every day and almost every night, I can see how successful it has been just by looking in the windows and seeing how many people are in there. For the most part, it is always packed and people are always dining in to eat their custom-made pizza. I guess what I am trying to say is if a place like Lotsa can be successful, who says a Chick-fil-A cannot?

Even though the prices can be a little high, Chick-fil-A in Athens would be successful no doubt. Students will go out of their way to get a chicken sandwich, tenders, or fries. The demand for it that I have seen down here is too high and after seeing how well Lotsa has been doing since it first opened up, there is no doubt that Chick-fil-A can be the same, if not busier.

It may be a long shot, but having a chicken only restaurant on Court Street will turn some heads. Between this and Raising Canes, students tend to like and go towards the chicken more so than a burger joint and burrito spot.

All I’m saying is, a Chick-fil-A would flourish down here in Athens and wouldn’t be a bad investment.

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If Your College Major Was A Cookie, Here's What You'd Be Snacking On

Sorry, I had to.

Cookies are probably one of the greatest foods to exist in this world. There are so many varieties and tastes that my mouth is salivating just thinking about it. There are just as many, if not more, majors to compare to cookies. Let me give it a try.

1. History - Sugar Cookie

History never changes, much like sugar cookies. (Also, they're both boring.)

2. English - Nutella Lava Cookie Cups

English majors tend to be creative. This cookie is that and more.

3. Biology - Giant Cookie

Things are always evolving, becoming bigger and better than they were before. This giant cookie mimics a regular one, except, well, it's giant.

4. Accounting - Green Tea Shortbread Sandwich Cookies

2 + 1 = deliciousness

5. Art - Double Decker, Dark Chocolate, Mini Doughnut Sugar Cookie

This is simply a work of art - pun intended.

6. Chemistry - Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookie

Hmm, maybe if I add just a bit of bacon, it will make this cookie 10x better.

7. Statistics - Hot Cocoa Cookies

Hmm, the statistics of this cookie being delicious is...100%.

8. Dance - Banana Split Cake Mix Cookies

It's all in the name.

9. Theater - Insanely Delicious Turtle Cookies

There are some insanely talented people in this major.

10. Sports Management - Brown Butter Oatmeal Cookies Filled with Caramel and Peanut Butter

There are so many different things going on with this major, I thought it appropriate to put a cookie that also has a lot of things going on with it.

11. Public Health - Trail Cookies

I guess these are healthy? Kinda?

12. Mass Communications - Peach Drop Cookies

A reporter can do many things, especially if they blow our minds away. Mic drop, anyone?

13. Nursing - Red Velvet Cheesecake Cookies

Don't you love looking a blood? No? Then why are you a nursing major?

If your major wasn't on here, I'm sorry. There are too many for me to compare to cookies.

If you want to get all these awesome recipes for the cookies, check out this awesome blog!

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The Five Questions You Should Ask Yourself Before Going Vegetarian

For one, you may want to actually like vegetables.

So, you’re thinking about becoming a vegetarian? That’s great! Being a vegetarian can have a lot of health benefits. According to the Harvard Health Publishing, it can reduce the risk of heart disease and type two diabetes. However, there are some questions you may want to ask yourself before making that commitment.

1. Why are you thinking about becoming a vegetarian?

Believe it or not, your reasoning is very important and can have a large effect on whether or not you stick with it. If it’s for a reason of health, you’re more likely to stick with it than if it’s simply for vanity.

2. Are you really going to really miss meat?

If you are going to miss it so much that it’s physically painful for you, then you’re not going to stick with it. A good way to test this out is to slowly start phasing the meat out and see how much you miss it. For example, you could start by only cutting out red meat, or you could only eat meat on certain days of the week.

3. Do you actually like vegetables?

If you hate eating your veggies, being a vegetarian may not be the best move for you. You may end up making yourself sick from lack of nutrients, or you could even make yourself gain weight from leaning on highly processed, pre-packaged foods. Eating a lot of color is extremely important to a vegetarian diet, especially the color green.

4. Are you willing to do your research?

There is a lot that goes into being a vegetarian, and you’ll have to educate yourself along the way. You’ll have to research what foods satisfy what certain nutrients that you are no longer getting from meat. You’ll also have to do your research every time you want to go out to eat. This can honestly be one of the most frustrating parts of vegetarianism. Anytime your friends want to go to a restaurant, you will have to look it up online, find their menu, and find out if there is something that you can eat or not. If you don’t, you may end up eating a lot of house salad with the meat on the side because a lot of restaurants can’t charge you properly for a salad without it.

5. Are you willing to cook?

If you don’t like to cook, then vegetarian life may be very difficult for you. As stated previously, eating out can be very limiting and frustrating, and cooking at home is one of the easiest and most cost efficient ways to eat vegetarian. Not only that, but if there is something that you miss or are craving from your meat eating days, being able to whip up a veggie friendly version of it is one of the most satisfying options there is!

Being a vegetarian can be really gratifying, and it’s a great way to eat clean and find new, fun ways to change up you’re lifestyle. Being a vegetarian myself, I can say that I’ve reaped a lot of benefits. Just make sure it’s the right choice for you before diving in head first.

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