ST. GEORGE – More than 150 campers from several states showed up this morning, 24-hours prior to the opening of Southern Utah’s first Chick-fil-A at the Red Rock Commons location in St. George. Chick-fil-A opens tomorrow.
The ‘First 100’ campers chosen must stay on the property for the next 24 hours to secure their spot in line and will be fed and entertained to help pass the time.
Carl Johnson said he brought a tent, chairs, pillows and blankets. If he can get a Wi-Fi connection, he said he would kill the time by doing some homework and watching movies on Netflix. Others had no real plan for entertainment other than their friends who are supporting them along the way, some of who are also trying to get free Chick-fil-A for a year.
Utah’s first stand-alone Chick-Fil-A restaurant opened 10 years ago in Sandy and tomorrow the chain will have 17 locations in the state, out of over 1,000 locations in the nation reached with the opening in St. George.
The first 100 in line will receive a one-year supply of Chick-fil-A, valued at $29,000 by the franchisor, before operator Deven Macdonald even rings up his first customer. Campers will receive their one-year supply of coupons sometime between 6-6:10 a.m. tomorrow morning as the Chick-fil-A Cow leads the campers in a conga line across the red carpet into the restaurant.
Scott McNeal, one of the near 200 people who gathered today before 6 a.m., said that if he won free Chick-fil-A for a year he would probably eat it all in one week.
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