Crowd camps out for free Chick-fil-A food

Around 150 people were already lined up at the new Chick-fil-A location near Five Points by 6 a.m. Wednesday, hoping to win a year's worth of prizes when the store opens tomorrow morning. The restaurant will offer 52 free meals (one per week for a year) to the first 100 people in line when it officially opens around 5:45 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 8.

If more than 100 people are still in line tomorrow morning, the restaurant will hold a raffle to determine which ones will receive the 52 meal certificates. Winners have to be at least 18 years old and have a form of identification to qualify for the contest. (See for details in the contest rules)

Several people set up tents in the surrounding area near the restaurant, located at 2000 Highland Ave. South. A release from Chick-fil-A said that "food, fun, games and prizes will keep the 100 participants busy throughout the day."

Alan Collins will be speaking with these dedicated Chick-fil-A fans today and will bring us an update during the 6 p.m. newscast.

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