Chick-fil-A 'First 100' camp out in cold for Elmhurst opening

February 6, 2014 7:30:39 AM PST
Would you wait outside in this cold to get free Chick-fil-A -- for a year? For dozens of people in Elmhurst, that's a yes.

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The first 100 adults in line when a new Elmhurst Chick-fil-A opened its doors on Thursday morning got a free, one-year supply of Chick-fil-A meals. Those who braved the bitter cold to be there at 6 a.m. on February 6 got 52 Chick-fil-A meal certificates to use throughout the year. That's $30,000 in free foods.

They started lining up Wednesday despite snow and bitter cold, according to the restaurant.

The restaurant chain held the Chick-fil-A First 100 in 2003, and since then it has become a popular event at store openings.

The store also hosted a food drive with the Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry where people donating food could get free Chick-fil-A sandwiches.

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