Dozens line up outside Chick-fil-A to win free meals

News
chick-fil-a-line gaines township 011117_274158

GAINES TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — Around 70 people lined up outside West Michigan’s first Chick-fil-A restaurant to win a year supply of meals.

The Chick-fil-A, located near the M-6 exit for Kalamazoo Avenue in Gaines Township, officially opens on Thursday but the first eligible 100 adults in line starting at 6 a.m. Wednesday will be rewarded with a year supply of free Chick-Fil-A meals (a total of 52 meals).

Some eager fans said they got in line as early as 10 p.m. Tuesday, according to a release from Chick-fil-A.

“A lot of people from Michigan have been waiting such a long time for this and for it to finally be here it’s like Christmas,” said Michael Robinson, Chick-fil-A marketing and event planner.

Those who lined up early were able to enjoy some free Chick-fil-A inside before heading back outside to camp out until the restaurant officially opens at 6 a.m. Thursday.

“It’s about time…I know a lot of people — even myself — we’ve traveled all the way out of state just to get it but it’s nice to actually have a shorter drive,” said Zach Righetti, one of the first people in line.

Chick-fil-A says its First 100 celebration has given away nearly $31 million in free food over the past 13 years.

Chick-fil-A is expected to open two other restaurants in West Michigan in February, including one on 54th Street near US-131 in Wyoming and one in the 6200 block of S. Westnedge Avenue in Portage.

The Grand Rapids Planning Commission is also expected to discuss plans for a new Chick-fil-A location at the CenterPoint Mall off of 28th Street on Jan. 12.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Know something newsworthy? Report It!

News 8 Links