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Chick-fil-A fans line up outside new restaurant for chance at free chicken

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People started lining up early outside Louisville's newest Chick-fil-A with hopes of winning a year's supply of free chicken. People started lining up early outside Louisville's newest Chick-fil-A with hopes of winning a year's supply of free chicken.
Early morning showers gave way to heat and humidity, but people waiting in line outside Chick-fil-A say a year's supply of free chicken makes it all worthwhile. Early morning showers gave way to heat and humidity, but people waiting in line outside Chick-fil-A say a year's supply of free chicken makes it all worthwhile.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A steady downpour of rain didn't stop people from lining up outside a new Chick-fil-A restaurant in south Louisville early Wednesday.

The line officially formed at 6 a.m. at the site of the newest restaurant at 4925 Outer Loop. The people camping out in tents hope to be among the first 100 in line when the store opens at 6 a.m. Thursday. It's all part of a 11-year tradition called the "First 100" celebration, the chain's signature grand opening event.

The first 100 people will receive a gift 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 (with identification) in line when the doors open at 6 a.m. Thursday.

(The giveaway is limited to people who live 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.)

Those waiting in line will also receive free breakfast, lunch and dinner from the restaurant.

The community is also invited to bring children's books to the restaurant Wednesday, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., and then again on Thursday 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 books will then be given to Hartstern Elementary School.

Although the rain let up after a few hours, it was still a hot and humid day. But the people we talked with said it's worth it.

"It's free food for the whole year, and that's great," said Sue Kinslow. "And I can bring my family and share it with them. And then helping the community with the books -- and that's super. So it's a great combination.

The newest Chick-fil-A restaurant will create 50 new jobs.

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

Another area Chick-fil-A restaurant is scheduled to open on July 2 at 13313 Shelbyville Road.

For more information on the new Chick-fil-A restaurant, visit http://www.chick-fil-a.com/JeffersonCommons or visit the company's Facebook page here http://www.facebook.com/cfaJeffersonCommons.

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