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Cow Appreciation Day at Chick-Fil-A: Cows Eat Free

Cows. Sweet innocent spotted creatures happily grazing in a green meadow....plotting on ways to screw over their fellow farm creatures in a desperate measure to gain a foothold in the food chain.

We never thought cows were so cunning...so devious....so willing to serve up a chicken (literally and figuratively) so they could live.

It's true, though. Take, for example, Chick-fil-A's marketing campaign where cows encourage people to "eat more chikn". They may not be able to spell, but these bovines sure know survival tactics!

To celebrate sneaky bovines everywhere, Chick-fil-A is celebrating cow appreciation day today, Friday, July 13. What's in it for you? A free meal if you walk into your nearest Chick-fil-A dressed like a cow. Here's the deal:

  • Come in dressed head to hoof in full cow regalia and get a free meal.
  • Come in dressed partially like a cow and get a free entree.
  • Calves

    (children) are eligible, too (and are probably more apt to wear a set of horns and

    a bell than a grownup). Here's a warning -- your teen will probably not want to go

    along with this promotion, and forcing your 16 year-old-daughter to wear

    udders at the mall for a free sandwich might not be considered stellar

    parenting.


Don't have a costume? Here's a "cow starter kit",

which consists of cow parts to print out and tape onto various parts of

your body. Need more help in dressing like a milk-producing mammal?

There's an app for that!

You can also enter to win a $100 gift card to Chick-fil-A by uploading your best photo dressed like a cow. Forget Magic Mike -- this is the real beefcake!

So

remember today, if you're feeling a little....um....peckish for chicken

at lunch don't have a cow -- dress like one and get a free meal.

Just

don't get angry -- because nobody likes a mad cow!



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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times, covering the restaurant and bar scene in South Florida. She has been featured on Cooking Channel’s Eat Street and Food Network’s Great Food Truck Race. Doss won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature on what it’s like to wait tables. In a previous life, she appeared off-Broadway and shook many a cocktail as a bartender at venues in South Florida and New York City. When she’s not writing, you can find Doss running some marathon then celebrating at the nearest watering hole.
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