Chick-fil-A opens its long-awaited Hollywood location tomorrow, but fans of the Southern fried chicken chain (but hopefully not its stance against gay marriage) are already lined up for a shot at a year's worth of free sandwiches.
From Chick-fil-A PR:
Dozens of people are converging on the new Hollywood Chick-fil-A hoping to win free Chick-fil-A for a year when the restaurant at Sunset and Highland opens Thursday around 6 a.m. Registration for the promotion will open at 6 a.m. today. If there are more than 100 in line when registration opens, the 100 spots will be awarded by raffle. People have come from throughout the area and region as well from Florida to be part of this long-anticipated opening.
LA Weekly has more details:
This afternoon's line-waiters took part in a raffle, in which 100 people as well as 10 alternates were selected to wait out the night for the highly coveted "First 100" prize. Winners receive one chicken sandwich, one order of waffle fries and one drink (equating to 52 meals) every week for a year.Chick-fil-A brought sandwiches by our offices the other day, and they are indeed delicious. (You may recall they also fed us at my previous job back in December.)
Equipped with mattresses, tents, chairs, tables, umbrellas and computers, the Chick-fil-A faithful have settled in for a long night. The restaurant is providing security, restrooms, a DJ, ice cream sundaes and free chicken sandwiches to help while away the hours.
For those who don't want to wait on the Hollywood pavement for a chicken sandwich, the restaurant opens tomorrow at 6 a.m. -- with protests by gay activists expected.
Read my past posts about Chick-fil-A here.