Fact Check

Is Chick-fil-A Giving Away Its Food Free for a Year?

Always check the expiration date on social media promotions.

Published Jan. 23, 2020

DEDHAM, MA - NOVEMBER 8: A chicken sandwich with waffle fries is pictured at the Chick-Fil-A restaurant in Dedham, MA on Nov. 8, 2017. (Photo by David L. Ryan/The Boston Globe via Getty Images) (David L. Ryan/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
Image courtesy of David L. Ryan/The Boston Globe via Getty Images
Claim:
Chick-fil-A is giving away free meals from the chain in 2020.

In January 2020, posts on Facebook from December 2019 recirculated, stating that the fast food chain Chick-fil-A was promoting a free food offer.

The promotions were indeed real, at least at one point. A representative for Chick-fil-A told Snopes that each Chick-fil-A location is a locally owned and operated franchise and could hold special promotions limited to each location. So the promotions seen in the above posts applied only at those specific restaurants.

Both Chick-fil-A restaurants pictured above — in McCalla, Alabama, and Dalton, Georgia — invited customers to enter a drawing for a chance to win free Chick-fil-A meals for the year of 2020.

But deadlines to enter both promotions passed in December 2019. Therefore we rate the claim about the promotions as "Outdated."

Bethania Palma is a journalist from the Los Angeles area who started her career as a daily newspaper reporter and has covered everything from crime to government to national politics. She has written for ... read more

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