Celebrate Cow Appreciation Day!

Cow Appreciation Day, coined by Chick-fil-A, occurs annually on the second Tuesday of July (July 12). There are more reasons to celebrate cows than just free Chick-fil-A in July, but a free chicken sandwich isn’t a bad perk!

The history of Cow Appreciation Day
First started in 2002 by Chick-fil-A founder Truett Cathy, Cow Appreciation Day was a way to thank employees and celebrate their hard work. It has since become a well-known event at Chick-fil-A. Celebrate Cow Appreciation Day at Chick-fil-A restaurants today from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. The offer is available at Chick-fil-A restaurants across the nation. No coupon is needed to receive one free entree and no purchase is required to redeem. What you need to know about Chick-fil-A Coupons are not accepted at participating Chick-fil-A locations. The offer is only valid through the fast food chain’s mobile app. How to get Chick-fil-A’s app You can download the Chick-fil-A app through the Google Play store or Apple App store.

The benefits of Cows on the Environment
According to the Center for Biological Diversity, there are more than 650 million cows in the world today. That’s one cow for every seven people, but here’s the kicker, over four million cows are milked in the United States alone! This dairy consumption is wreaking havoc on the environment, primarily because cows (and other animals) are the most productive methane producers on earth. When cows eat grain, they produce methane, a powerful greenhouse gas which has 86 times the global warming potential of carbon dioxide. Some economists have estimated that methane produced from cattle accounts for more than 50 percent of the U.S. emissions from agriculture.

Why you should celebrate cows
— Cows are incredibly versatile: They can be milked, cleaned, plowed, fed grain, killed for their meat, and so much more. — A cow has very little fat and can easily shed all of its excess weight, and thus can be a great source of energy when burned. — Cows were once domesticated and tended to by humans in agriculture for the purpose of food. — Dairy cows often produce up to 125 gallons of milk per day. Cow Appreciation Day facts — Texas is the top producer of cows and the second-largest dairy producing state in the nation. — The largest dairy cow ever recorded was 13 feet, 1 inch tall and weighed 9,382 pounds. — Cow Appreciation Day is only once a year, so feel free to take advantage! Get your free Chick-fil-A sandwich by visiting any Chick-fil-A location on Tuesday, July 12.

How to celebrate Cow Appreciation Day
Here are just a few ways to commemorate the great occasion: Like The Cow Appreciation Day Facebook page and let people know you love your favorite cow. And here are a few cow appreciation videos on YouTube: Also, don’t forget to share this news with your friends! You won’t want to miss out on free chicken.

There are more reasons to celebrate cows than free Chick-fil-A in July, but a free chicken sandwich isn’t a bad perk! Cow Appreciation Day falls on July 12, 2017, giving you time to get your group together for a date night at your local Chick-fil-A. Cow Appreciation Day is an annual celebration that combines one of Chick-fil-A’s two main pillars of team member appreciation, Cow Appreciation Day, and our delicious chicken sandwich, so it’s important to celebrate! Cow Appreciation Day is one of the few occasions where members of the public can go to Chick-fil-A and receive free food and in exchange they must bring a companion in to receive the free food.

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