Chick-fil-A hosts Daddy Daughter Date Night just in time for Valentine's Day

By COLBY DENTON
Posted 2/10/19

As Valentine’s Day approaches, even the youngest want to join in on the holiday fun, but many are too young to have dates. To remedy this and create some father-daughter bonding time, Chick-fil-A …

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Chick-fil-A hosts Daddy Daughter Date Night just in time for Valentine's Day

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As Valentine’s Day approaches, even the youngest want to join in on the holiday fun, but many are too young to have dates. To remedy this and create some father-daughter bonding time, Chick-fil-A is offering the perfect option for a night of Valentine’s fun called Daddy Daughter Date Night, set to take place Tuesday.

The event has gone on for several years, with different venues each time. At first, Chick-fil-A held it at its location on Keith Street, but the large turnout proved nearly too much for the restaurant’s limited space. The last few years, it was held at the Coffee Barn off Benton Pike, but this year, First Baptist Church of Cleveland has been chosen as the venue and sponsor.

The event was started by Chick-fil-A Corporate, and Keith Street marketing director Kaylie Campbell explained it was started to give fathers and daughters a special evening together each year.

“This evening allows dads to take their daughters out on a date night, and we decided to make this event huge every year. We think it’s so important for dads and daughters to spend quality time together, and Chick-fil-A ensures that happens on a grand scale,” Campbell said.

The special portion of the evening comes from the graceful appearances by Chick-fil-A employees dressed as Disney princesses. The daughters in attendance can request a particular princess to visit them, chat with them and pose for photographs. This year, there will be eight princesses in attendance, being the most the event has ever had.

Each Chick-fil-A hosts the event in its own way, such as the Chattanooga restaurant, which is hosting an event themed after the board game “Candyland.”

The groups that typically attend are from ages 3-10, but all ages of daughters are welcome. It’s also open to mothers and daughters, especially those who come from single-mother households. In the past, even father figures have come, such as uncles, cousins and grandfathers.

“Our goal is for this to be an experience that both parties will remember. We want to keep that bond between dads and daughters alive. Dads often get caught up in work and trying to provide for their families, but we don’t want them to forget that the reason they’re doing all that is for their spouses and children,” Campbell added.

The restaurant is providing all food for the event, and nearly all menu items are available for order. Tickets cost $12 for adults and $8 for children. Tickets can be purchased through EventBrite.com or by going to Chick-fil-A Keith Street’s Facebook page and clicking the link for tickets.

Campbell encourages all fathers to bring their daughters out for a night of fun together just in time for Valentine’s Day.

Daddy Daughter Date Night lasts from 4:30 to 8 p.m., and attendees can choose between four different time slots they’d like to attend when they purchase their tickets. Each time slot is approximately 45 minutes, and ensures that all the food is hot and ready, and that each attendee gets an ample amount of time with the princesses.

For more information, check out the organization’s Facebook page at “Chick-fil-A Keith Street.” 

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