A bit back, I featured my sister Nancy and a helium-filled huge balloon representation of the WIU mascot which Nancy counted as a celeb in order to secure a spot on Friendly Encounters. Not to be outdone, my nephew Matt submitted a picture of himself and the Chik-fil-A mascot. Okay, this is getting ridiculous...which is how I like things.
Matt was in the downtown Chicago area with his girlfriend Erin, when he spotted the Chik-fil-A mascot. Erin snapped the photo of Matt and the bovine (while certainly questioning his sanity...and mine, too).
The cows first appeared in 1995, accompanied by the slogan "Eat Mor Chikin". Matt became a big fan of the Chick-fil-A restaurants during his time in Houston. When Chik-fil-A expanded to Chicago, Matt welcomed them with open arms.
Thanks to Matt for sharing the picture. Thanks to the bovine for playing along. Mostly thanks to Erin for her patience and tolerance!
Matt and the Chik-fil-A mascot in Chicago, IL-Summer 2011.