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Triangle area Chick-fil-As discontinue free kids meals

Posted January 3, 2012

Chick-fil-A cow at Go Ask Mom event at North Hills.

Triangle area Chick-fil-As no longer offer free kids meals once a week.

The change was effective Dec. 28. According to a flier at the North Hills Chick-fil-A, "Triangle area operators" collectively decided to end the free kids meal promotion, which were offered during weekly kids nights, usually on Tuesdays. Some restaurants will replace the kids night with monthly family nights. Others will continue to have weekly events. In either case, there will no longer be the free kids meal.

"Our desire is to empower family relationships, reflect the season with the activity or craft, model positive values, foster learning, growth, creativity and an evening full of fun," the flier at the North Hills restaurant says.

Because each local Chick-fil-A is doing something different, check with your local restaurant to see what's planned. Go to Chick-fil-A's website to find all the locations.

The North Hills Chick-fil-A will host monthly family nights, including activities, visits from the Chick-fil-A cow, samples and occasional door prize raffles.

The first one will be from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Jan. 17. The theme is sports mania. The Little Gym of North Raleigh/Wake Forest will be there, along with samples of new kids meal options - grilled nuggets and applesauce. Family nights will always be the third Tuesday of every month from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the North Hills location (where I happened to see the flier last week).

The restaurant also will hold special date nights throughout 2012. They include a daddy-daughter date night on Feb. 6; a mother-daughter date night on May 6 and a father-son night on Aug. 20.


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  • derek Jan 5, 2012

    I guess too many Gay families were coming in. . . .

  • Maybe Next Time Michele Jan 5, 2012

    More people entitled to free stuff. Get over it. If you're doing this regularly you should be jailed for child abuse in the first place. Go out and play a sport with your kid rather than go get fast food. Good grief.

  • Stormy13 Jan 5, 2012

    The Chick-fil-A at Cary Town Center gives you a free sandwich on Monday nights if you present to them your church bulletin from that prior Sunday's service. So far that's the only one that I have found that does this. I thank them very much for doing this too.

  • LuvLivingInCary Jan 5, 2012

    chicken fill a is way overpriced for fast fat food. never eat there.

  • theschragefamily Jan 4, 2012

    Still plenty of other Kids Eat Free options - My favorite is Pronto Pasta on Monday Nights! It's hidden just down the street from North Hills Mall on Six Forks & Wake Forest across the street from Costco next to Staples. Locally owned & scratch-made food that is also affordable and delicious! Lots of healthy options too:)

    We are definitely looking forward to trying the grilled chicken nuggets from Chick-fil-a, even if we do have to pay for them ;)

  • haynussmoot Jan 4, 2012

    Good. Maybe this will help cut down on all the childhood obesity.

  • swirlgirl027 Jan 4, 2012

    This is terrible. Why is every business discontinuing all the benefits??

  • k8ered Jan 4, 2012

    Stepbak, most area Chick-fil-A's held a mother/son date night within the past couple of months, could be why there isn't one on the upcoming schedule.

  • stepbak Jan 4, 2012

    what about mother-son date night?????