FORT WRIGHT, Ky. -- Get in line early Wednesday morning as Greater Cincinnati's 10 stand-alone Chick-fil-A locations are giving away free chicken biscuits.
Before you get greedy, know that they're limiting it to one sandwich per customer and that you must show up between 6:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. However, no purchase is required.
Participating locations include the restaurants at Anderson, Bridgewater Falls, Colerain Commons, Deerfield Crossing, Eastgate, Houston Road, Newport Pavilion, Springdale, Western Hills and Voice of America.
What's the occasion? Chick-fil-A is celebrating Thursday's grand opening of its newest Northern Kentucky location at 3436 Madison Pike, just off I-275 in the Walmart shopping center. This restaurant will provide jobs to 80 people and offers the chance for 100 adults to win free Chick-fil-A meals for a year.
A tradition going back 13 years, Chick-fil-A’s First 100 celebration has given away nearly $27 million in free food through 2015 and continues to be the chain’s signature grand opening event. Rain, snow and extreme temperatures below zero or above 100 have not detered Chick-fil-A fans who arrive with tents, chairs, TVs and computers.
This community event is open to guests residing in specific ZIP codes surrounding the restaurant. A list of eligible ZIP codes and rules can be found at the website here.
A digital offer card loaded with a one-year supply of free Chick-fil-A meals (52 meals with each consisting of a Chick-fil-A chicken sandwich, medium waffle fries and a medium beverage) will be awarded to the first 100 eligible adults - ages 18 and older with identification - in line when the doors open at 6 a.m. Thursday.
If more than 100 people are on site when the line officially opens at 6 a.m. Wednesday, a drawing will be held to randomly select the First 100. Those chosen will be required to camp out until the grand opening in order to secure their spot.
“My team members and I can’t wait to welcome our guests to our Fort Wright restaurant,” said owner/operator Brent Linn. “We’re not just in the chicken business — we’re in the people business. Our goal is to provide a remarkable experience for every customer, every time, by serving food our guests can truly feel good about eating and providing sincere hospitality.”
Reflecting his desire to have a positive impact on the surrounding community, Linn is inviting his First 100 guests and restaurant customers to celebrate the new location by participating in a children’s book drive to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Cincinnati.
Linn is collecting new and gently used children’s books at the restaurant between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m Wednesday. The donated books will be placed in a nearly 3-foot Book House to serve as a free library exchange.
The new Fort Wright Chick-fil-A is the 25th in Kentucky and is among 104 Chick-fil-A locations opening this year across the country, creating some 9,000 new jobs. For more information on the newest Fort Wright Chick-fil-A restaurant, check their Facebook page here.