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Chick-fil-A to award patrons with free food

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Stopping in at a Chick-fil-A restaurant clad in cow-like attire today will net customers free food.

Locations nationwide will celebrate the restaurant chain's lovable mascots during Cow Appreciation Day.

Cow Appreciation Day is now in its sixth year and drew more than 300,000 customers last year wearing spots.

"Cow Appreciation Day continues to be one of our best indicators of the great passion our customers have for our brand," said Steve Robinson, senior vice president of marketing for Chick-fil-A. "It takes a loyal fan to dress like a cow for a free meal."

Customers who visit one of the chain's mall or stand-alone locations fully dressed as a cow will receive a free meal for breakfast, lunch or dinner, which includes an entree of choice, a side item and a beverage.

Those who don a cow-spotted accessory or are partially dressed in cow-like attire will receive a free entree.

The website www.cowappreciationday.com offers costume ideas and tips, along with downloadable cow spots, masks and other accessories to coordinate a costume for the day's occasion.