Free food has people flocking to the new College Station Chick-fil-A.
As of Wednesday morning, over 50 people had camped out at the location on Texas Avenue.
That is because the first 100 adults in line get free Chick-fil-A for a year. The restaurant will open at 6 a.m. Thursday and that is when the die hard chicken fans will receive a free Chick-fil-A combo meal each week for a year.
"I'm a college student and you take any opportunity you can to get free food," Contestant Justin Morales said. "It's not every day people give you free food and a chance to win it."
Morales is the first in line. He has been camping out with friends since Tuesday night. If a contestant leaves the restaurant's premises, they're immediately eliminated.
Participants, 18 years and older with identification, can line up as early as 24 hours prior to the opening.
Truett Cathy, a restaurateur for more than 61 years, launched Chick-fil-A in 1967 in the Greenbriar Mall in Atlanta. Since that time, all three of Cathy's children and three grandsons have joined the family business.
Chick-fil-A is credited with inventing the boneless breast-of-chicken sandwich and pioneering in-mall fast food. The chain has grown to more than 1,375 locations in 37 states and Washington D.C.
To comment, the following rules must be followed:
Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.
Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Questions may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please provide detailed information.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.