Have craving, will travel.
A cross-country track team at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York went to extremes to fill their Chick-fil-A craving on Saturday, purchasing a plane ticket and going through TSA just to get a bite of the beloved fast food.
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According to reports, the college students had a week off and wanted to grab lunch at Chick-fil-A. Unfortunately, the closest freestanding outpost was 90 minutes away from the Troy, N.Y., campus.
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However, the quick-thinking team soon remembered a closer location — but it was inside the Albany Airport at the terminal’s food court, and behind a security checkpoint, meaning the group would have to purchase a plane ticket to access it.
With the hunger for America’s favorite chain growing, team captain Vincent Putrino found the cheapest plane ticket — one-way from Albany to Fort Lauderdale for $98 — and asked each of his 18 teammates to pitch in $5.50 to buy it, ABC11 reported.
Putrino then drove out to the airport to follow through on the plan.
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Once past TSA, Putrino went directly to the Chick-fil-A counter, where he put in his team’s $227.28 (not including the plane ticket) order: 15 chicken sandwiches, 15 large fries, 13 orders of chicken nuggets, 1 bag of cookies and 1 lemonade, the outlet reported.
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Putrino, however, did not report how many of the chain’s beloved sauces he picked up with the large order.