CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — Tuesday is “Cow Appreciation Day” at Chick-fil-A. This means if customers dress up like a cow, they receive a free entree. If kids dress up like a cow, they receive a free meal from the kids menu.
Chick-fil-A will help customers out who don’t have their cow suit ready on deck. All they have to do is wear white and the company will provide a cow suit starter kit.
8News spoke with the manager at the Westchester Commons’ Chick-fil-A, Erik DeVriendt, who says it’s the 12th year for Cow Appreciation Day and it gets bigger and better every single year.
“This is one of the busiest days for our restaurant and for our chain in general,” DeVriendt said. “We might have traffic that backs up to the service road and our line will get out the door, but we’re just so excited to celebrate and celebrate our fans in that fashion.”
Many different cow costumes have already walked through the Chick-fil-A’s doors, but some stood out more than others, according to DeVriendt.
“I think my favorite so far is one of our former team members had a 3-month-old little baby and she brought her in a cow-spotted outfit,” he said. “It was adorable.”
Chick-fil-A customer’s Mario and Sofia Dawson, says they have been participating in Cow Appreciation Day for 3 years.
“We always take the time to spend father-daughter time and have fun,” Mario said.
Mario and Sofia took the time to dress up as a cow with t-shirts and paper but says the food is the most important part of the day.
The event will last until 7 p.m. at any Chick-fil-A location.