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Cow Appreciation Day: Americans in the ‘mooood’ for free food – no bull

Happy Cow Appreciation Day:  Americans in the ‘mooood’ for free food at Chik-fil-A – no bull
Happy Cow Appreciation Day: Americans in the ‘mooood’ for free food at Chik-fil-A – no bull
Photo courtesy of Marjin Van Braak

Holy cow! Have you “herd” the big news? According to an Eyewitness News 12 report published on July 8, an annual holiday is just hours away and Americans are in the “mooood” to celebrate! July 11, 2014, is Cow Appreciation Day, an annual holiday that not only celebrates beautiful bovines, but is also a highly anticipated food event across the nation.

Cow Appreciation Day

For the tenth year in a row, participating Chick-fil-A restaurants will be giving away free meals to customers in honor of the annual occasion. Yes, you read that right. Totally free meal deals across America. But there is just one small catch.

In order to receive a free breakfast, lunch or dinner of your choice at a participating Chick-fil-A location, you will have to wear the proper attire for the occasion! This one is a real cattle call, folks! Leave the tux and designer dress in the closet – you’ll have to dress up as a cow. Customers decked out from hoof to head (fully dressed,) will receive an entire meal - which includes an entrée, side and beverage – for free! But if you dress up half-way or wear a cow accessory (like a cow-themed purse, tie, hat or scarf), you will get any breakfast, lunch or dinner entrée at no cost. No bull!

Just in case you don’t think this is a popular holiday, guess again! In 2013, over 900,000 people participated in the annual event. This year is expected to be even better with over 1 million customers donning cow-inspired duds. Talk about “udderly” fantastic! Don’t be a chicken - just hoof it on over to your nearest Chick-Fil-A restaurant for a free meal deal on July 11, 2014.

If you are stumped for costume ideas, check out this template for a few ideas. And be sure to share your “cow-stume” with all your friends and fans on Twitter by using #CowAppreciationDay.

And speaking of free food, July 11 is also 7-Eleven Day which means FREE Slurpees!