Officials of the Chick-fil-A restaurant chain have released additional details regarding the grand opening of its restaurant in Mount Airy next week.
Included are the guidelines for qualifying as one of the customers to be awarded a one-year supply of free Chick-fil-A meals (52 certificates). These will go to each of the first 100 adults in line, who must be 18 or older with identification. Free food valued at more than $26,000 is involved.
The Mount Airy Chick-fil-A is located at 2007 Rockford St. and will have its grand opening Thursday.
However, officials of the company announced earlier this week that the line officially opens at 6 a.m. Wednesday, with the free meal cards being awarded Thursday, sometime between 6 and 6:10 a.m. The restaurant will open for business immediately thereafter.
If more than 100 people are assembled by 6 a.m. Wednesday, all 100 spots will be determined by raffle, the company said, adding that complete rules are listed at the web site http://www.chick-fil-a.com/Locations/First-100.
Chick-fil-A grand openings have become popular events around the country, sometimes involving people who travel from event to event. They sometimes arrive more than 24 hours in advance, even in extreme weather conditions, and tend to be equipped with couches, television sets, computers and other gear.
The new restaurant on Rockford Street is one of 96 locations targeted for 2012 openings nationwide. The local operation will employ 70 people, the company said.