Cow Appreciation Day With Chick-Fil-A

Chick-fil-a Cow appreciation day


As a native Yankee I never did understand the South’s love of Chick-Fil-A.  In fact before we moved to GA the only location in MA was outside Boston and over an hour from our RI home.  My husband being a GA native would drive us out there to the mall JUST to eat at Chick-Fil-A.  And no, I am not joking.  What made it worse to me was the fact that this same mall has a Rainforest Cafe and being the Disney girl I am, do you know how hard this was on me?  I usually ate at one of the other food court choices.  Told you, CFA was foreign to me and I just didn’t get it.

Then we moved to GA and everywhere I looked I could find a Chick-Fil-A.  And I came to understand that Chick-Fil-A was more than just another ‘fast food’ joint.  But that their food was fresh, even healthy and delicious.  My kids are hooked and as a family we eat a few times a week there.  We love Chick-Fil-A so much, I was selected to be part of the 2015 Mom’s Panel.


I share this for when I first heard about Cow Appreciation Day, I thought people were just a little crazy.  But again, now I get it.  For my readers up North who are now getting more locations (RI just got theirs within the past year) this concept will seem foreign or even weird but it’s a lot of fun and hey, FREE CHICKEN!

Cow Appreciation Day is Tuesday July 14.  The way it works is simple:

  • Customers who arrive with “partial cow attire” will receive one free Entrée. “Partial cow attire” means just a cow accessory, such as a cow-printed hat, vest or purse. Decision is at the discretion of the restaurant Operator.
  • Guests fully dressed from head to toe in cow attire may select any breakfast, lunch or dinner Meal. Kids fully dressed like a cow may select a Kid’s Meal.

To be fully dressed is easier than you think.  Some people do go all out with Halloween worthy costumes, but you can do a simple DIY costume and get the kids in on it for some fun craft time.  Chick-Fil-A even has a link with DIY instructions for fully dressed ideas which you can view via

We were home in New England last summer and since there were no CFA’s up there, we did not take part.  But here are some pictures from a few summers back to show just how easy it is.  And yes, this was considered Full Costume.

Chick-fil-a cow appreciation day

For the kids I took a plain white tee-shirt, a large sharpie marker and drew spots on them. Be sure to place cardboard inside the shirt to keep any marker from bleeding through.  Fabric markers would work better for non-bleeding worries.



For their face, I bought a large black eyeliner pencil and just drew on the nose and a few spots.

Chick-fil-a cow appreciation day

Faces are blurred for protection.

I made ears by taking scrap tee-shirt material and taping to a headband for DIVA and a hat for Lil Man.  Here you can see some friends of our showed up and borrowed the ears to get a free entree.

I don’t have a picture of myself but I did the same for myself and we all were able to get a free meal.  And as you can see, the kids really had a lot of fun taken part.  So get those creative juices flowing and get ready.

With Cow

I would love to hear about your Cow ideas or even your pictures.  Feel free to share and have fun!


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Stephanie is the owner and author of The Autism Diva - a blog that focuses on Travel, Lifestyle, Family and Autism. The Autism Diva is listed among Top Disney Blogs, Top Mommy Bloggers, Ultimate Bloggers List and was a 2018 WEGO Health Nominee for BEST KEPT SECRET. Stephanie values family first and enjoys travel, food, and wine. Her family currently lives outside Boston, MA with ties in Atlanta, GA.

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