Elephant Armor at Chic-fil-a

Last weekend, my family decided to take a trip to Chic-fil-a, one of our favorite places to go. They don’t have it up in Washington where we moved from a few years ago, and are totally hooked on it since being in Arizona.elephant armor

It is one of the only “fast food” places that I will take my kids to. The one part I really dislike about visiting these places is that my older girls always want to play on the toy equipment.

No, I’m not against them playing.

But I really hate the idea of all the germs that are on there from kids cycling through it on a daily basis. You just never know what kid is sick or who doesn’t wash their hands enough or what. Then your own children climb through there and crawl in it… bleh. If you’re a parent, I’m sure you understand me on this!

Thankfully, we found a Chic-fil-a that I feel totally comfortable bringing my kids to!

Elephant Armor at Chic-fil-a

elephant armor at chic-fil-a

The location that we go to is covered in Elephant Armor. When this company reached out to me to go and experience this for myself, I was excited! I am always nervous when I let my kids go play at restaurants like this. Lets be honest, you just never know what they might come out with!

Essentially, this product kills 99.9% of germs without coating the play equipment with tons of chemicals. Thank goodness, since those can be just as harmful as the germs themselves at times!

There aren’t any fumes associated with this product, the location that use them can sanitize daily with this product and not worry about coating their play toys with chemicals, and works within 30 seconds of use.

My kids had a blast playing on the toys, and I had a blast watching them, knowing that they were enjoying their time in an area that was clean, sanitary, and not full of chemical build-up.


The story behind this company is so awesome as well. A grandpa of seven, trying to make day-to-day life a little bit safer and healthier for children. A message from the companies creator;

That’s the idea behind Elephant Armor. We can protect our human kids from danger just as vigorously as elephants. In this case, those dangers are nasty germs that make them sick.

I can’t tell you what peace of mind this gives me as a mom. I love that a company put so much thought into every aspect of protecting children from germs, while still allowing them to enjoy the fun things in life, like climbing on huge play areas!

I won’t lie, when we got there I was skeptical. There is a nasty cold bug going around, there were kids trying to take half-eaten food inside the play area (thankfully that didn’t happen), a little boy spitting on his hands and then going into the play area… what?!

But, after I grabbed the hand-out they had on Elephant Armor and read more about the product, it made me feel so much better about my kids going in there.


I loved that they had all of the information right outside of the play area so parents can really understand that safety behind the product, and how it was made to be like an elephants thick skin that protects it from all the elements.

Plus side, I didn’t feel like I had to take my kids home and immediately give them a bath. 😉

I highly recommend checking out a location that is certified with Elephant Armor. If there isn’t one near you, ask the managers at that location to look into and think about adding it to their play area.

You can read more about Elephant Armor and find a location near you here:



*Cheers to keeping our kids safe, healthy, and germ free*

joanna at motherhood and merlot


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  1. Kimberly Cox January 4, 2016 at 8:28 am - Reply

    This sounds AWESOME. My kids have been cycling through getting sick and well and sick and well due to therapies and play dates and preschool. Having some place like this would be AMAZING.
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    • Joanna Clute January 4, 2016 at 11:53 am - Reply

      I WISH that the sickness would end! Cold season is the worst.

  2. Denise January 4, 2016 at 8:47 am - Reply

    We don’t have that at our Chick-fil-a. Too bad. Could I get some to just spray on my kid’s friends? 🙂
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  3. Lauren January 4, 2016 at 8:51 am - Reply

    That sounds so awesome! My kids always beg me to go on that stuff and I just can’t do it! I will have to look for this the next time we head to chic fil a!
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    • Joanna Clute January 4, 2016 at 11:54 am - Reply

      Currently, it’s only at the Chic-fil-a locations in Arizona, as well as some other places here. You should talk to the Chci-fil-a manager near you about it when you go in next;)

  4. Kristen January 4, 2016 at 12:26 pm - Reply

    This sounds amazing! We love chick fil a!

  5. Lisa January 4, 2016 at 1:19 pm - Reply

    I didn’t know Elephant Armor was a thing! I need to go check out my Chic-fil-a because germs seriously freak me out, and I’ll probably never let my son play on restaurant playgrounds.

  6. Terumi January 4, 2016 at 3:45 pm - Reply

    We just got one in Washington now:) I still haven’t visited yet but it looks fun and tasty and I love that they don’t use harsh chemicals in the play area! I wonder if our location has a play area. Thanks for sharing:)

  7. Ana January 4, 2016 at 4:56 pm - Reply

    What a great idea! I just discovered a Chic-Fil-a around me and will have to check out the play area!
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  8. Becky @ Disney in your Day January 4, 2016 at 5:12 pm - Reply

    This is great. I work in the children’s department of a library and it grosses me out sometimes to see all the kids playing with the same toys and coughing, etc. on them. I use a lot of hand sanitizer and we do clean regularly but still.

  9. Bev January 4, 2016 at 6:55 pm - Reply

    I’ve never heard of Elephant Armor, but now I’m kinda wishing the play spaces by us used it!
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  10. Denay DeGuzman January 4, 2016 at 8:51 pm - Reply

    What a great product! I wish Elephant Armor had been around when my two daughters were small. I remember them loving to play in Discovery Zone ball pits and I’m sure germs were everywhere. Thanks so much for sharing this – I love learning about new things. 🙂
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  11. Carol January 5, 2016 at 6:48 am - Reply

    I hope they make their way to Canada!!! Love this idea! I’d feel way better knowing my kids weren’t coming in contact with all those germs!

  12. CourtneyLynne January 5, 2016 at 1:58 pm - Reply

    I might be kinda biased since I am a #ChickFilAMom but this is just AWESOME!!!! My daughter for the longest time was scared to play at any restaurant (happy mom lol), but now that’s she’s 3 and more brave, ughhhhh…. We can’t drive down the road without her pointing out play places -_- I will definitely have to check this out next time I’m at a Chick-Fi-a!

  13. Jennifer Corter January 7, 2016 at 10:20 am - Reply

    That’s so awesome! I’ve never heard of Elephant Armor before! I know how it is though, I haven’t let my little guy play on any fast food play equipment YET, and he’s 5. He keeps asking and I have to tell him no. Like you said, you never know what’s in there or what they can come out with. But now I will be looking for the Elephant Armor seal. If I see that, I’ll know it’s safe!
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