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Monday, July 10, 2017

Dress Like a Cow for Free Chicken at Chick-fil-A

One of my favorite days of the year is finally here, Cow Appreciation Day at Chick-fil-A.  It's one day out of the year where you dress like a cow to get free chicken so you can eat like a pig! :)  

I've heard about the event for a few years but felt weird coming in to ask for free food, so never did it.   But after such a fun and easy first experience 2 years ago, we kept coming back.  Many of our friends even joined in.  It's a family friendly event and many come in large groups. 

All you have to do is dress like a cow, go to the counter and choose your free entree.  The staff is extremely friendly, everyone at the restaurant is there for the same reason (so it's not weird at all), and they accept anything remotely cow looking, no questions asked.  Chick-fil-A even has a kit you can print on their website.  Or draw some black dots on your white t-shirt and you are set.  As you can see our costume was very basic!

It was you've never done it before, here's a quick guide.  

  • Date:  Tuesday, July 11, 2017 
  • Time: from restaurant opening until 7 p.m.


These are the Chick-fil-A locations in Louisville

University of Louisville
2100 S Floyd St, Louisville, KY 40208

Bardstown Road
3420 Bardstown Road, Louisville, KY 40218
6:30 am - 10:00 pm

St. Matthews
5001 Shelbyville Rd, Louisville, KY 40207
6:30 am - 10:00 pm

Mall St. Matthews
5000 Shelbyville Rd Ste 1630, Louisville, KY 40207
10:00 am - 9:00 pm

Dixie Hwy (KY)
6630 Dixie Hwy, Louisville, KY 40258
6:30 am - 10:00 pm

Jefferson Mall
4801 Outer Loop, Louisville, KY 40219
9:30 am - 9:00 pm

2350 Shane Dr, Louisville, KY 40220
6:30 am - 10:00 pm

Jefferson Commons
4925 Outer Loop, Louisville, KY 40219
6:00 am - 10:00 pm

10501 Westport Rd, Louisville, KY 40241
6:30 am - 10:00 pm

7901 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, KY 40291
6:00 am - 10:00 pm

Middletown Commons
13313 Shelbyville Rd, Louisville, KY 40223
6:00 am - 10:00 pm

What can I get?
Spicy deluxe sandwich, fries and frosted lemonade
Free meal for two (2 years ago)

Official rule from the website states that you can choose from the entrees below.  But we got the whole free meal last year and this year, which includes an entree, fries and a drink (Stonybrook location). 
  • Breakfast Entrée includes:
    • Egg White Grill
    • Chick-fil-A® Chicken Biscuit
    • Chick-fil-A® Spicy Chicken Biscuit
    • Sausage Biscuit
    • Chick-n-Minis™ (3 or 4-count)
    • Chicken or Sausage Breakfast Burrito
    • Chicken or Sausage, Egg, and Cheese Bagel
    • Bacon or Sausage, Egg, and Cheese Biscuit
    • Greek Yogurt Parfait
    • Fruit Cup (any size)
  • Lunch/Dinner Entrée includes:
    • Smokehouse BBQ Bacon Sandwich
    • Chick-fil-A® Chicken Sandwich
    • Chick-fil-A® Chicken Deluxe Sandwich
    • Chick-fil-A® Spicy Chicken Sandwich
    • Chick-fil-A® Spicy Chicken Deluxe Sandwich
    • Grilled Chicken Sandwich
    • Grilled Chicken Club Sandwich
    • Grilled Chicken Cool Wrap®
    • Chick-fil-A® Nuggets (8 or 12-count)
    • Chick-fil-A® Grilled Nuggets (8- or 12-count)
    • Chicken Salad Sandwich; Chick-n-Strips™ (3 or 4-count)
    • Small hand-spun milkshake (Operator discretion), Small Iced Coffee, Small Frosted Coffee or Small Frosted Lemonade
    • No salad this year
  • Kid’s Meal:
    • Chick-n-Strips (1 or 2-count) Kid’s Meal
    • Chick-fil-A® Nuggets (4 or 6-count) Kid’s Meal
    • Grilled Nugget (4 or 6-count) Kid’s Meal
How many can I get?
You can go through the line once, but hey if you're up for it, you can visit as many restaurants as you want!

The restaurant is more crowded than usual but it's fast food so the wait is not long.  Be sure to be there at the counter by 7 p.m.  The cut off time is strict.  

This year is extra special for us because we got a new friend to join us on our foodie adventure (also the reason for the brief blog hiatus!)