Camped out for free chicken at new Fairfield Chick-fil-A

Camped out for free chicken at new Fairfield Chick-fil-A
Customers camp outside the new Chick-fil-A in Fairfield. The first 100 people in line at the grand opening won free chicken for a year. (Source: Matt Wood)

FAIRFIELD (FOX19) - The first Chick-fil-A in Fairfield opened Thursday morning after crowds of customers camped out overnight for the chance to win free chicken for a year.

The first 100 people in line were declared the winners sometime between 5:30 a.m. and 6 a.m.

The new location is at 6305 S. Gilmore Road, bringing 120 new jobs to Fairfield, according to a news release from the company.

Once the doors were thrown open, the Chick-fil-A Cow led a conga line of participants through the restaurant to celebrate the grand opening as employees clapped, cheered and banged on pots and pans.

Operator Daryl Nelson said in the release he is excited to continue serving the community and area he loves.

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