Chick-fil-A Cow Appreciation Day: July 11, 2014 #ChickfilAMoms

Coming soon: one of my favorite holidays of the year. No, Christmas is months away. Easter is behind us. What could this day be?

Why, it’s Chick-fil-A’s Cow Appreciation Day.

Chick-fil-A Cow Appreciation DayThis day is held once each year at all Chick-fil-A restaurants. This year, it’s July 11.

To participate, just go to your favorite Chick-fil-A, dressed as a cow.

Yes, dressed as a cow.

Don’t feel embarrassed. The restaurant will likely be full of other kids and adults in full cow attire. And don’t worry about struggling to make a cow costume using a pattern, zipper, and yards of fur. You can create a cow “costume” by wearing clothes in white or black and adding paper “spots.”

Chick-fil-A has a website with information and printables to help you become a cow for a few hours. I’ve created a Cow Appreciation Day Pinterest board with more ideas to inspire you (yes, there are even cow manicures you can give yourself, if you’re feeling you want to go the whole nine yards).

If you dress like a cow from “head to hoof,” you’re entitled to a Chick-fil-A meal (basically, an entree, a side, and a drink). Bring you entire family as a herd of cows, and dinner (or breakfast, or lunch) in on Chick-fil-A. If you just can’t  handle being a full-blown cow, wear a single element (a cow hat, cow mask, etc) and you’ll get an entree of your choice.

Cow Appreciation Day is Chick-fil-A’s way of thanking its customers, who are so moo-velously loyal all year long. Treat yourself to a little fun and some delicious food on July 11. You have plenty of time to prepare, so get busy!

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In other Chick-fil-A news, our local Fort Wayne Jefferson Pointe Chick-fil-A will begin selling THRIVE coffee July 7, with the official roll-out set for August 18.

Chick-fil-A’s new coffee will be sustainably sourced by THRIVE Farmers Coffee.  It originates from Costa Rica, Guatemala and Honduras — three of the countries with the highest-volume producers of specialty-grade coffee in the world.

THRIVE Farmers Coffee business is based in Roswell, Georgia. They pioneered a new “farmer direct” business model that gives coffee farmers a real ownership stake and returns more of the profits to the farmer than traditional models (including fair trade coffee).

Michael Jones, THRIVE Farmers Coffee Founder and CEO, worked with Ken Lander, an American who had retired to Costa Rica and bought a coffee farm, and local coffee farmers, to develop the THRIVE Farmers model. Ken is now Founder, President and Chief Origin Officer for THRIVE Farmers Coffee. THRIVEWorx International is the THRIVE Farmers Coffee farmer organization that supports the farmer by providing processing and logistics at the local point of origin.

Do you plan to try THRIVE? I must confess I don’t enjoy coffee, so I probably won’t. I’d love to hear comments from those who do, though.

4 thoughts on “Chick-fil-A Cow Appreciation Day: July 11, 2014 #ChickfilAMoms

  1. Doesn’t it appear they are making it a tad bit tougher to get a full free meal this year? I mean, I cannot say I blame them. Remember when they went through their trial by fire, too? I don’t remember the hateful response to them that I am seeing now being done to Hobby Lobby. I cannot believe things my “friends” are posting on FB against Hobby Lobby. I do not get it at all! All they can see is the right of the woman. What about the voice of the baby that is not only muffled, but silenced forever?

  2. Far more worried about both Hobby Lobby and Chic having ties to Bill Gothard who preaches NO birth control! Still, I do go to both places, but not regularly. I LOVED chic’s chicken wrap and do having cravings for their waffle fries. It’s complicated…. VERY nice post Susan! More companies need you as their spokesperson–you do a nice, even-handed post!

  3. I’d love to participate, but alas, there is no Chic in GR!

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