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.
July 10, 2018 will mark the 14th year of Chick-fil-A’s annual Cow Appreciation Day, and to celebrate, here are a few of our favorite moo-ments with the Chick-fil-A Cows.
- Cow on the Moooove: Among the largest of its kind, the 40-foot, 36,000-pound Chick-fil-A Cow at the Atlanta Braves’ Turner Field was lifted by crane and given a little makeover in New Orleans to prepare for its move to the new SunTrust Park. The Cow now happily continues to root on its home team.
- Cow Rites of Passage in New York City: Before Chick-fil-A opened its first New York City location in 2015, the Cow learned to do as New Yorkers do – from taking the subway to getting acclimated in a tiny apartment – before the restaurant set up shop in New York’s Garment District.
- Cows Flee the Barn: National Burger Day meant one thing for the Cows – it was time to get out of town. While they were away, they listed their barn on Homestay and invited guests to come stay in their digs – and of course, to Eat Mor Chikin during their visit.
- Cows Make History: In 2007, the iconic Cows were inducted into the Madison Avenue Advertising Hall of Fame in New York City. A few years later, the Cows made their mark again, claiming their very own exhibit at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C.
- Record-Breaking Cows: In 2013, 470 cow-clad people gathered at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia to break the current Guinness World Record for “largest gathering of people dressed as cows.” Talk about a herd!
Can’t get enough of the Chick-fil-A Cows? Don’t forget to show your spots on Cow Appreciation Day – coming up on Tuesday, July 10. Post about it on social media using #CowAppreciationDay for a chance to be featured in one of our “Best of Cow Appreciation Day” round-ups!