Chick-fil-A fans line up for a year's worth of free food.

To mark the celebration of the soon-to-open Chick-Fil-A, 18323 Interstate 45, the fast-casual eatery is giving away a year's worth of free meals to the first 100 people on site at 6 a.m. Thursday.

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I like camping. I really do. I like hiking all day, taking in beautiful scenery and setting up a tent in the evening.

But I have never camped for concert tickets, iPads, Thankgsiving door buster sales, etc. And I have never camped out for the promise of free food.

Still, a lot of people do and I find it fascinating.

A spokeswoman for Chick-fil-A reports that more than 150 arrived early this morning, 24 hours ahead of Thursday’s opening of the new eatery, 19205 Interstate 45.

Each of the first 100 adults in line by 6 a.m. on Thursday will receive 52 free Chick-fil-A meal certificates for a year -- a total of more than $30,000 in free food. (Click here for rules). That’s a lot of chicken.

Have you ever camped out over night for the promise of a good sale or something free? Was it worth it?


(3) comments

Lars Faltskog

No, not worth it. Their food is boring, has chintzy portions, and doesn't taste good. Plus, the CEO of Chick Fil A is an intolerant individual who, if he came across one, would have no respect for a gay/lesbian customer.

Steve Fouga

I'm not too excited about Chick-Fil-A either. I doubt I've been to one in 20 years. Too ho-hum...

Lamb Chop

No I wouldn't camp out, not worth it. I do like Chick Fil A. You can't beat the food, service is the best. I appreciate that they close on Sunday so families can attend church together.

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