Because, our electrical power went off, we went to our local Chick-fil-A to get some quick dinner. So, that’s when I noted the beverage display and the Sunjoy drink.
Sunjoy is a bright, snappy and happy name for a drink served at Chick-fil-A. However, I never heard of this drink before and really wasn’t even sure what it is.
Ice Tea & Lemonade Display
This restaurant has long been known for their freshly-brewed iced tea and lemonade.
I absolutely love this display of ice tea, lemonade and Sunjoy near the entrance of the store. It it so creative and is a “fresh” idea.
As I understand it, the manager put the display together. It consists of a rolling ice cooler filled with faux ice. The faux ice is clear glass pellets but it looks very real in the cooler. First, a white piece of plastic or plastic bag was placed into the cooler.
Then, the bottles of ice tea, lemonade and Sunjoy were added. Instead of using real beverages, they simulated them by filling the bottles with crinkle cut bits of yellow and tan packing paper.
Lastly, to complete the look, some faux lemons and peaches were added on top of the “ice”.
What is Sunjoy?
I had a little bit of an idea what the beverage is, but I checked the online site to be sure. It is a mixture of lemonade and ice tea usually half and half.
This non-alcoholic combination was made famous by Arnold Palmer, a well-known golfer. According to his website, he initially he asked Winnie, his first wife, for the combination during a hot day at a Latrobe golf course. Patrons of the golf course, heard his order and also began asking for it. The Arnold Palmer drink was first mentioned in Rolling Stone magazine in 1997.
There are a number of ways to make this drink by either using sweeten ice tea, regular lemonade, diet lemonade or unsweetened ice tea. I guess the employees will make it however you like it. If you order the unsweetened ice tea and diet lemonade combination of Sunjoy, there is only 20 calories per glass.
Since 2021, Sunjoy is on the Chick-fil-A menu, so you can try it out on your next visit. Plus, as the display goes, you can also buy it by the gallon to take home.
So why are faux peaches, also, in the display? I asked one of the cashiers about the peaches and she replied that during summer, they offer a peach milkshake which she said is very good.
A Special Thank You to the Chick-fil-A employee for allowing me to take photographs inside the restaurant for my blog.
Resource Sites: Chick-fil-A online site, www.arnoldplamer.com, and Wikipedia