Chick-fil-A celebrates annual Cow Day

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By Lindsay Seagraves/News Editor

Gadsden Chick-fil-A customers were “udderly” adorable on Friday, July 11 as the “home of the chicken sandwich” celebrated its 10th annual Cow Appreciation Day nationwide.

Cow Appreciation Day recognizes the “Eat Mor Chikin” cow by giving free food to anyone who comes into the store dressed like a cow on appreciation day each July.

Gadsden’s 4th Street Chick-fil-A restaurant manager Deborah Watson said the 4th Street location has been open five years this July, making Friday the 5th annual Cow Appreciation Day it has celebrated. 

“Every year we do cow appreciation day and give anybody who comes in and has on, say, a cow print scarf or t-shirt a free entrée,” said Watson. “But if they have full head to toe cow gear on, they get a free meal.”

Customers in partial cow attire could choose any sandwich or chicken entrée, while full-cow customers received any full breakfast, lunch or dinner meal of their choice. 

“We have entire families who come in completely dressed like cows each year,” Watson said. “People [came in] dressed like cows all day.”

The “Eat Mor Chikin” cow was spotted outside of Chick-fil-A on Friday at the road waving a banner and inside the store dining with “calf” customers. 

Employees also wore spots, taking photos with the cow throughout the day. 

Gadsden Colonial Mall Chick-fil-A employees also celebrated Cow Appreciation Day, as employees gave a “moo” each time cow-dressed customers received a free meal. 

Chick-fil-A’s 11th annual Cow Appreciation Day will be July 10, 2015. For cow costume ideas and photos, visit Facebook.com/ChickfilA, or search #cowappreciationday on Twitter and Instagram.

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