Chicken-Lovers Camp Out in Storm for Free Chick-fil-A

First 100 people at new Elmhurst restaurant Thursday morning will receive free Chick-fil-A for a year

By BJ Lutz
|  Wednesday, Feb 5, 2014  |  Updated 12:03 PM EDT
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    Some people's love of Chick-fil-A never ceases to amaze.

    Armed with tents, heaters and gadgets to pass the time, about 20 Chick-fil-A loyalists on Wednesday morning were outside a new location along Route 83 in Elmhurst, Ill., while Mother Nature delivered another winter blast complete with several inches of snow.

    The kicker? The new restaurant doesn't even open until Thursday morning.

    Though the elements were brutal, restaurant employees did provide security, access to restrooms and Chick-fil-A food.

    The chicken-lovers are all hoping to be among the first 100 people at the restaurant when the doors open at 6 a.m. Those aged 18 and over will receive free Chick-fil-A food for a year.

    A company spokeswoman said the new restaurant will bring 65 new jobs to the western suburb.

    A Chick-fil-A restaurant in Willowbrook is slated to open next week.

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