WAXAHACHIE — Cowboy Chicken, the Dallas-based rotisserie chain known for its wood-fired chicken and handmade side dishes, is serving up a Texas-sized helping of hospitality to the residents of Waxahachie, Texas, during Community Appreciation Week.

Monday, Sept. 11 through Friday, Sept. 15, Cowboy Chicken’s Waxahachie location is offering a week of food specials and a fundraiser to express its gratitude to the people who have made the restaurant such a success.

“Cowboy Chicken is all about giving back to the communities it serves,” said general manager Summer Puente. “This is our way of saying ‘thank you’ to our wonderful neighbors and affirming our commitment to Waxahachie. We hope to be a vital part of this community for many years to come.”

The lineup of specials and events includes:

Monday: Community Appreciation Week kicks off with Hometown Hero Day. All members of law enforcement, firefighters, EMTs, nurses, doctors, credentialed disaster responders, teachers and active-duty and veteran military personnel receive a free entrée with the purchase of a drink. Must present badge or proof of profession.

Tuesday: Support a great cause during the Dine to Donate fundraiser. All day long, 25 percent of all proceeds go to The Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club in Waxahachie, which provides a variety of fun and educational activities including arts and crafts, computers, tutoring, music and more to all kids ages 5 through 16.

Wednesday: Kids eat free all day long with any adult entrée purchase. This promotion is dine-in only and is good for children 10 and under.

Thursday: It’s Throwback Thursday, and the restaurant is traveling back to 1981, the year the first Cowboy Chicken opened. Guests enjoy original menu pricing on select items. Dine-in only.

Friday: On Free Facebook Friday, “like” the Cowboy Chicken Waxahachie Facebook page and show it on your mobile device to receive a free chicken sandwich.

On-the-go diners can order on the Cowboy Chicken app, available through the Apple App Store and Google Play Store, which allows guests to order ahead, pay with their phone at checkout and earn rewards.

Cowboy Chicken in Waxahachie is located at 508 N. Highway 77 and is open daily from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. For more information about Community Appreciation Week, call the restaurant at 972-937-8600.