Despite nearly 30 Chick-fil-A joints now open in Dallas-Fort Worth, news of a new one is enough to get people clucking. The latest Chick-fil-A restaurant and drive-thru is expected to open June 9 between Belt Line and Arapaho roads, east of the Dallas North Tollway, in Addison.
Fans of the beloved chicken brand are expected to camp out starting at 6 a.m. June 8.
Chick-fil-A's franchise owner Curt Kelly is encouraging it, in fact: There will be a parking lot party 24 hours before the doors open. Anyone who wants to participate should get in line at 6 a.m. Wednesday, June 8 to register. The first 100 adults will get a year of free Chick-fil-A food. If more than 100 people are present at 6 a.m. June 8, the first 100 will be randomly selected. Everyone participating will then have to camp out for 24 hours to secure their spot. But it should be fun, as Chick-fil-A will feed participants breakfast, lunch and dinner and host games and an evening dance party.
(There are extended rules, like anyone who stands in line must live in the area. Check out full details before you head out there.)
Chick-fil-As often host "first 100" events, and the company has given away more than $27 million in free food since the tradition started a dozen years ago, according to a company statement.
"Rain, snow and extreme temperatures below zero or above 100 do not deter Chick-fil-A fans who arrive with tents, chairs, TVs, computers and other gear," the statement says. Sounds a little like the debut of In-N-Out Burger. And hey: There's one right around the corner from this new Chick-fil-A.
Anyone who attends the opening party or the first few days will be encouraged to donate new and barely used childrens books for a free library exchange for the Boys & Girls Club of Richardson.
This restaurant, like all Chick-fil-A restaurants, will be closed Sundays.
15235 Montfort Dr., Dallas.
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