Get your cow costumes ready – Chick-fil-A is celebrating its 15th annual Cow Appreciation Day on Tuesday, July 9. On that day, any customer who visits a local restaurant dressed as a cow will receive a free entrée (excluding salads) at Chick-fil-A’s more than 2,400 restaurants nationwide.
Cow Appreciation Day. It’s the one day a year where herds of cow-clad guests come out to their local Chick-fil-A restaurants and show their spots in exchange for a free entrée. This year, Chick-fil-A’s 15th annual Cow Appreciation Day will take place on Tuesday, July 9.
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A picturesque summer day in Chicago was all it took to lure our favorite “Eat Mor Chikin” Cows from greener pastures for a taste of the city life. Against a backdrop of daily commuters on the “L” and the Chicago River, the cows brought a black-and-white message of their own: Cow Appreciation Day was coming, and you better not forget it.
It all started in 1995 with one message: Eat Mor Chikin. Twenty-three years later, the Chick-fil-A Cows can still be spotted all over the country – from their original home on billboards, to water towers, Major League Baseball stadiums and even on television. And just once a year, the Cows (and their lookalikes) can be found in herds at Chick-fil-A restaurants from coast to coast.
Three years ago, Thecla Scott was rocking out inside her Chick-fil-A restaurant in Jefferson, Louisiana. It was her first Cow Appreciation Day as a restaurant Team Member, and she had agreed to play the role of DJ. “That was my favorite Cow Appreciation Day,” she remembers. “Thankfully, the guests loved my music!”