SPOTSYLVANIA, Va. (WSET) -- It's one of the most popular sauces at the country's favorite fast food chain.
But did you know that Chick-fil-A sauce was created in Virginia?
Hugh Fleming created it in the early 1980s for his Chick-fil-A store in Spotsylvania.
The Free Lance-Star reported that Fleming never named the sauce and patrons referred to it as "that special sauce" or "Mr. Fleming's Sauce".
"We’re very proud and grateful for Chick-fil-A for naming the sauce after his concoction," Todd Fleming, Hugh’s son and owner of the Chick-fil-A in Central Park, told the newspaper.
Fleming gave the recipe to Chick-fil-A when he retired 11 years ago.
The chain said that customers would ask for the sauce at every restaurant across the country.
And, the sauce was created by accident.
Fleming said he created the first batch in 1983 because customers wanted a sauce for their nuggets. He tweaked a honey mustard salad dressing recipe and accidentally mixed in barbecue.
Today, the sauce is the most popular at Chick-fil-A.
In 2017 alone, the chain said locations ordered more than 500 million packets of the sauce.