What It Takes To Be A Chick-Fil-A Cow Mascot

Maybe you've always wondered about the person behind the Chick-fil-A Cow mascot at your local store or maybe you're looking for an off-the-wall side hustle to balance out the rest of your work. Either way, a Chick-fil-A location in Denver, Colorado is looking to hire someone who can dazzle customers of all ages (via Indeed). You'll have to start with an application, but you might want to know what it takes to be a Chick-fil-A mascot so you can dazzle the hooves off management.

In the job description online, the Denver Chick-fil-A shared that you'll be successful if you are hard-working, team-oriented, friendly, honest, and have great customer skills. You should also plan to have a flexible schedule. But, most importantly, the post said, "The more outgoing you are the better we like it!" So, this is definitely not the job for those who are shrinking violets or hate being around people. As a mascot, your primary job is to charm and interact with customers.

Anyone who has ever applied to a job, whether you have experience or not, knows that the expectations can sometimes be vague. The company is trying to sell itself to a potential hire as much as the prospective hire will have to sell themselves to the company should they go through with the application. So, prospective Chick-fil-A Cows might find it helpful to know what they're in for from a former Chick-fil-A Cow before heading into an interview at the Dever restaurant.

It's more than saying, "my pleasure," too

One of the trickiest parts of being a mascot is making every gesture over the top to make it stand out since you are in a cow suit. "I lean all the way over to look sad if I scare a kid on accident, or I hide behind something and cover my fake eyes to look scared too. Every movement needs to count in a big way," wrote Crystal Stemberger on Budgets Are Sexy. Other than that, all you have to do is give hugs, pat heads, shake hands, dance, and take photos with customers.

Naturally, there are downsides that take some grit and determination to be a Chick-fil-A Cow. The first is that the suit gets really hot and you'll probably be drenched in sweat, but it's a good cardio workout according to Stemberger. The suit is also hard to see out of, and it can be difficult to manage sometimes. Plus, older customers don't always realize how top-heavy it is and can accidentally (or purposefully) knock you over from time to time. (Does that count as cow tipping?)  Finally, the pay wasn't great when Stemberger wrote about being the mascot at a Houston location in 2015. So, don't think you'll be making bank, but expect a fun side gig that's definitely a conversation starter.

So, if you're local to Denver and think you have what it takes to be a Chick-fil-A Cow, visit Indeed and submit your application today.