Louisville's newest Chick-fil-A set to open June 18 - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Louisville's newest Chick-fil-A set to open June 18

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The first of two new Chick-fil-A restaurants in Louisville will open June 18, bringing 50 new jobs to Louisville.

The newest Louisville restaurant is located at 4925 Outer Loop and will be locally owned and operated by veteran Chick-fil-A Operator Micah Childs. The second area Chick-fil-A restaurant is opening two weeks later on July 2, at 13313 Shelbyville Road.

After 11 years and nearly $24 million in free food given away, Chick-fil-A's “First 100” celebration continues to be the chain's signature grand opening event, which transforms the restaurant parking lot into a 24-hour community friendly party as the crowd awaits the opening.

The Jefferson Commons First 100 event will award more than $32,000 in free food. A digital offer card loaded with a one-year supply of free Chick-fil-A Meals (52 meals consisting of a Chick-fil-A Chicken Sandwich, medium Waffle Potato Fries and a medium drink) will be given to each of the first 100 eligible adults, ages 18 and older with identification, in line when the doors open at 6 a.m. on Thursday, June 18.

If more than 100 people are onsite when the line officially forms at 6 a.m. on Wednesday, June 17, then all 100 spots will be determined by a drawing held that morning with those selected needing to camp out for 24 hours to secure their spot.

This community event is only open to guests residing in specific zip codes surrounding the restaurant. A complete listing of eligible zip codes and rules can be found at Chick-fil-A First 100 Promotion.

To celebrate the new Chick-fil-A restaurant and the Louisville community, Childs is collecting new children's books to benefit Hartstern Elementary School. The community is invited to bring children's books to the restaurant on Wednesday, June 17, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., and then again on Thursday, June 18 from 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. The books will be placed in a nearly three-foot Book House, created entirely from reclaimed wood and donated by the Chick-fil-A Foundation.

The opening of Louisville's newest Chick-fil-A restaurant will create 50 new jobs.

The restaurant includes dual drive-thru ordering lanes to expand the chain's award-winning drive-thru service enabling motorists to place their orders at separate screens and then merge into a single lane to pay for and pick up their orders. With a majority of Chick-fil-A customers choosing to drive thru, the ability for two drivers to simultaneously order will mean quicker service.

Customers will be able to stay connected through the restaurant's free Wi-Fi and parents will appreciate the indoor play area that includes an interactive section for toddlers. The restaurant is open Monday through Saturday from 6:30 a.m. until 10 p.m., serving a full breakfast menu until 10:30 a.m.

Like all Chick-fil-A restaurants, it will be closed on Sundays.

For more information on the new Chick-fil-A restaurant, visit http://www.chick-fil-a.com/JeffersonCommons or visit their Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/cfaJeffersonCommons.

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