Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Drop off gift cards to any Tampa Bay Area Chick-fil-A restaurant during the month of November.
The Tampa Bay Area’s 38 Chick-fil-A locations are serving as collection points for “Fuel for Families.” Partnering with the Children’s Cancer Center, the fast-food chain is accepting gift cards for food and gas to benefit the families of children who are undergoing medical treatments. “Many Tampa Bay families carry large financial burdens that result from battles with child cancer, rare blood disorders, and other life-threatening illnesses,” Jane Melton, area marketing director for Tampa Bay Chick-fil-A Restaurants, said in a news release. Gift cards, collected through the end of November, can be dropped off at the drive-thru or inside the restaurants. Chick-fil-A’s 5K Fall Stampede race in September resulted in a $43,000 donation to the …
Thursday, August 2, 2012
Reports of long lines at the restaurant chain came in from around the country, including Citrus Park Mall and Oldsmar.
As Chick-fil-A finds itself in the center of an ongoing controversy over marriage, supporters of the eatery lined up yesterday to show their appreciation. Throughout the Tampa Bay area and in many other parts of the country, people turned out in droves to patronize the embattled restaurant. Whether they came to show their support for freedom of speech, traditional marriage or just to get a crispy chicken sandwich with a pickle wasn’t always clear. As Chick-fil-A proponents turned out in droves, others opted to boycott the establishment to show their support for same-sex marriage. What do you think about the hoopla surrounding Chick-fil-A? Did you go to the Citrus Park Mall or Oldsmar locations yesterday? If so, what were the lines like? …
Thursday, July 19, 2012
The popular restaurant chain has come under fire after remarks the CEO made about emphasizing 'biblical values' in his business.
You can't tell by the long lines at Florida restaurants that there's a national online flap about Chick-fil-A and its outspoken CEO. Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy has come under fire from online bloggers for comments he made in an interview with the Baptist Press. In the interview, Cathy described his support for "the biblical defintion of the family unit," reports the Los Angeles Times. “We are a family-owned business, a family-led business, and we are married to our first wives,” Cathy said in the interview with Baptist Press. The article noted that the popular restaurant chain trains workers “to focus on values rooted in the Bible.” Chick-fil-A's across the country are closed on Sundays for the Sabbath. Several online bloggers wrote that …
Monday, July 9, 2012
Dress like a cow, play with Legos, watch a movie under the stars...all this week in Westchase!
1. Razzmatazz Entertainment - Laugh and learn with comical puppets, ventriloquism, and amazing magical tricks. Ages 5-12. Monday, July 9, 3:30pm-4:30pm. Upper Tampa Bay Regional Public Library, 11211 Countryway Blvd, Tampa, Fl 33626. 2. Lego My Library - This fun, interactive program is back. Kids will use Legos to create and express themselves. This month's theme is Space. Tuesday, July 10, 3:30pm-4:30pm. Austin Davis Library, 17808 Wayne Rd., Odessa, Fl 33556. 3. Espresso Yourself - Create works of art using tasty beverages as the medium. Painting with coffee, tea, and others beverages will produce a cool, watercolor effect on paper; and it smells delicious! Ages 12-18. Thursday, July 12, 4:30pm-5:30pm. Upper Tampa Bay Regional Public…
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Get your free mini biscuits on Wednesday morning.
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
On Wednesday, Feb. 29 from 6:30 to 10:30 a.m30 Chick-fil-A® restaurants in the greater Tampa Bay area will host a Leap Year giveaway. To celebrate the day that only comes every four years, participating Chick-fil-A restaurants will give customers a free four-count Chick-fil-A Chick-n-Minis™. No purchase necessary; limit one free item per customer; hours of operation may vary by restaurant. Nearby participating locations include:
Friday, January 27, 2012
Reservations must be made to attend; Spots are still open
Attention, mothers and sons! The 33 Chick-fil-A restaurants in Tampa Bay are hosting a "Date Knight" for mothers and sons on Saturday, Feb. 4 from 4:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Mothers and sons can spend some quality time together during the event, which is free but does not include the cost of food. Each mother/son pair will receive a tray liner with questions or topics to get the conversation going, and a take-home booklet with topics moms and sons can ask each other. Seating is available at 4:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., but reservations are required. Customers can visit www.mothersondate.com to make a reservation. Below are the Westchase-area locations that will be participating: