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!”
A high school drill team from Texas performed an ode to Chick-fil-A in a video that’s gone viral, with millions watching their hilarious dance – and very clever costumes.
New York City has it all: theatre, museums, shopping – and in early 2018 four Chick-fil-As. Just two years ago, Chick-fil-A opened its first restaurant in NYC, and now the “Eat Mor Chikin” Cows are putting on their suspenders, polishing their hooves and heading downtown as Chick-fil-A prepares to open its largest restaurant ever in Lower Manhattan.
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What were you doing 20 years ago? “Titanic” was in theaters, the Spice Girls were climbing the charts… and the Chick-fil-A Cows were preparing for their calendar debut. It marked the beginning of a two-decade run filled with udderly ridiculous costumes, and opportunities for the Cows’ biggest fans to collect free treats.