Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Speaking of chicken . . .

My sister Phyllis won't let me forget the day in the early 1960s when a rooster got loose and attacked me.

"I can still remember you running across the yard, screaming with that rooster on your head," Phyllis will tell me.

So, what's the significance of this you say?

It's this: chickens play a very large role in our lives. We always say, in trying to describe an unusual food item, "it tastes like chicken."

The Palmetto Agricultural Museum recognizes the importance of poultry and plans Chicken Day on Saturday. If your child wants to know why the chicken crossed the road, or where eggs come from before they landed on the grocery store shelf, you might want to sign them up for Chicken Day. Look for Nick Walter's story in the Wednesday Herald for all the details.

While we're talking chicken, Chick-fil-A is hosting a Customer Appreciation Week Extravaganza Celebration July 13 – 18 at the Creekwood restaurant with family activities and free food giveaways.

I really like Chick-fil-A's Classic chicken sandwich, and their chicken soup is good, too. So, OK, you can consider this an endorsement.

The franchise is located at the entrance to Creekwood near Interstate 75 and State Road 70.

The restaurant always seems to always be very busy, yet it's so well run that the wait is minimal.

Here's what's planned the rest of the week, from a Chick-fil-A press release:

•Tuesday, July 14, 2 – 5 p.m.: Customers will receive a free 14 oz. Hand-Spun Milkshake; 5 – 8 p.m.: Family Night Luau – Customers will receive a free Chick-fil-A® Nuggets Kid’s Meal (four-count) with the purchase of a Value Size Chick-fil-A Meal.

•Wednesday, July 15, 2 – 5 p.m.: Customers will receive free medium order of Waffle Potato Fries®.

•Thursday, July 16, 2 – 5 p.m.: Customers will receive a free Fudge Nut Brownie.

•Friday, July 17, 2 – 5 p.m.: Customers will receive free Chick-fil-A® Nuggets (eight-count); 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.: Pool Party – Join the Chick-fil-A at Creekwood team for a pool party at the YMCA Lakewood Ranch!

•Saturday, July 18, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.: Chick-fil-A Family Day – Join the “Eat Mor Chikin” Cow for a day of family fun, including carnival games, giveaways and a chance to win free Chick-fil-A food for a year (52 Chick-fil-A Meal coupons)! 2 – 5 p.m.: Customers will receive a free Icedream® cone.

“The Bradenton community has been an essential part of our restaurant’s growth,” said Jonathan Ith, franchise operator of the restaurant. “We are excited to thank our customers with this fun week of family activities and great Chick-fil-A food!”


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