Cowboy Chicken’s “Buy a Plate” Program Feeds Almost 2,000 People in Need

Cowboy Chicken's "Buy a Plate" Program Feeds Almost 2,000 People in Need

Guests of Wood-Fired Rotisserie Chicken Chain Donated Turkey Plates to Children’s Shelters, Homeless Organizations, and Seniors During the Holidays

Cowboy Chicken's "Buy a Plate" Program Feeds Almost 2,000 People in NeedThanks to Cowboy Chicken’s generous guests, the fast casual restaurant chain specializing in wood-fired rotisserie chicken was able to donate 1,972 turkey plates to nonprofits during the holiday season. Cowboy Chicken was able to feed almost 2,000 individuals through a coordinated partnership with a different nonprofit in each local area it serves.

Cowboy Chicken kicked off the 2021 holiday season with a new turkey plate and the “Buy A Plate” promotion to support local charities. The turkey plate included sliced turkey breast, country-style stuffing, a choice of one side, a roll and gravy for $10. From Oct. 4-Dec. 31, 2021, guests could visit their local Cowboy Chicken location and purchase the new turkey plate or other menu favorites for themselves and add a turkey plate at checkout to be provided to a local charity.

In Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Cowboy Chicken guests purchased the most turkey plates (more than 300), which were enjoyed by the beneficiaries of Empower 225. The Cowboy Chicken general manager and his family even helped serve at the Thanksgiving event. In Frisco, Texas, 120 seniors who attended the Frisco Family Services Silver Bells luncheon all enjoyed turkey plates. The goodwill kept spreading on New Year’s Eve when Sandwiches With Love in Oklahoma City handed out 150 turkey plates to the homeless.

While Cowboy Chicken fans anticipate the return of the seasonal turkey plate this fall, they can still visit one of the more than 20 locations across the Southeast to enjoy the eatery’s real, honest food as its wood-fired rotisserie chickens are served as crispy drumsticks and whole or half chickens and folded into savory enchiladas and sandwiches. Wild West sides like crispy fried okra, ranchero beans and baked mac and cheese accompany the main dishes. Orders can be placed online at or by calling a local Cowboy Chicken location. Guests also can join the Campfire Club for rewards, coupons, news and special offers.

Founded in Dallas in 1981, Cowboy Chicken is a fast casual restaurant chain specializing in real wood-fired rotisserie chicken. The brand has been included in Fast Casual’s Top 100 Movers & Shakers list every year since 2011 and in 2017 won the Emerging Chain of the Year award from Restaurant Business and was named one of the Top 25 Most Loved Brands by Foodable. Forbes magazine also chose Cowboy Chicken as one “Hot Restaurant Chain to Buy into Now,” and in 2020, QSR ranked Cowboy Chicken #14 in its 40 Under 40 list of the 40 most exciting fast casual concepts with fewer than 40 units. Cowboy Chicken is currently seeking qualified franchises to help build the brand in select markets across the U.S. For more information, visit or email