Chick-fil-A treats Asa’s Neighborhood to lunch

Published 7:31 pm Tuesday, August 13, 2019


Holding up a Chick-fil-A mascot and lunch box is Dylon Lankford, the Life Enrichment coordinator at Asa’s Neighborhood in the Village at Wood’s Edge. Last month he organized a luncheon at the memory care center courtesy of the renown restaurant. — Submitted Franci B. Jackson

The popular restaurant chain Chick-fil-A annually celebrates Cow Appreciation Day, which means that customers who come dressed as the store’s bovine mascot get a free entree. Last month, Dylon Lankford found a way for residents and staff in Asa’s Neighborhood to enjoy the event without putting on a single spot or pair of horns.

“In planning our activities in the memory care, I saw that it was Cow Appreciation Day. I put it on our calendar with the intention of doing a mock-Chick-fil-A, and kind of setting it up since we can’t exactly go [to the restaurant],” said Lankford, who is the Life Enrichment coordinator for the facility in the Village at Wood’s Edge.

He sent a message via Facebook to get some chicken nugget boxes. Directed to the company’s marketing department, Lankford explained the situation.

“They said, ‘We want to give you free box lunches.’ So they were gracious enough to give us 25 boxed lunches,” he said, adding that in addition to cookies put inside each box, everyone also got little stuffed cows — complete with signs “Eat mor chikin.”

“We’re very thankful to Chick-fil-A,” said Lankford, who had picked up the food that morning. “They really want to come back for future events.”

Wonder if the residents will wear cow costumes next year?