July 9 is Cow Appreciation Day at Chick-fil-A, as the fast food chain is famous for encouraging people to eat more chicken as a way of saving cows. Any customer who comes dressed as a cow will receive a free meal.
Owner of Chick-fil-A Cicero, Jimmer Szatkowski, explained that the restaurant is flexible when it comes to patrons’ cow outfits. In the past, people have worn T-shirts with black dots painted on it versus others who have come in full costume.
“We get children dressed as cows to grandparents dressed as cows. There’s as many adults as there are children,” Szatkowski said.
While the annual event is called Cow Appreciation Day, Szatkowski says it has become a day of gratitude to say thank you to their customers and for their customers to show their love for the franchise. For each cow-dressed patron, they receive a free entrée, which consists of any sandwich or nuggets meal.
The Cicero Chick-fil-A on Brewerton Road opens at 6:30 a.m. and the promotion goes until 7 p.m.