SOURCE: Chick-fil-A

December 07, 2005 07:00 ET

Chick-fil-A Opening New Free-Standing Restaurant in Barboursville Dec. 8; First 100 Adults in Line to Earn a Free One-Year Supply of Chick-fil-A

New Location Will Become Second Free-Standing Chick-fil-A Restaurant in West Virginia

HUNTINGTON, WV -- (MARKET WIRE) -- December 7, 2005 -- Chick-fil-A will open the state's second free-standing Chick-fil-A restaurant in Barboursville Dec. 8 by giving away nearly $26,000 in free food in the first 15 minutes of business to the first 100 in line.

The Dec. 8 opening of the new Chick-fil-A restaurant, located at 148 Melody Farms Rd., will include the awarding of a free year supply of Chick-fil-A combo meals (52 coupons) to each of the first 100 adults in line by 6 a.m. Those 18 years and older can line up 24 hours in advance, with the year supplies being awarded on Dec. 8 sometime between 6 and 6:30 a.m. The restaurant will open immediately after the awarding of the prizes.

"We've given away a total of more than $3 million in free Chick-fil-A food since we started the 'First 100 Fans' promotion two years ago," said Dan Cathy, son of the chain's founder Truett Cathy. "This event has attracted Chick-fil-A raving fans from across the country to be among the first 100 in line." Chick-fil-A launched its "First 100 Fans" promotion in Oct. 2003 in Phoenix and has continued the event at every free-standing and in-line restaurant grand opening across the country.

Larry Pittman, who has operated the Chick-fil-A restaurant at Huntington Mall for nearly 25 years, will operate the new free-standing restaurant in Barboursville in addition to the mall location. He and his wife, Linda, have been married for 25 years and have 3 children.

The new restaurant is open Monday through Saturday from 6:30 a.m. until 10 p.m., closing on Sunday. The breakfast menu includes the popular chicken biscuit, three premium custom-roasted Café Blends Coffees, and its new Chick-fil-A Cinnamon Cluster, fresh-baked mini swirls filled with sweet cinnamon served warm with a creamy vanilla icing.

Atlanta-based Chick-fil-A is the nation's second-largest quick-service chicken restaurant chain with nearly 1,235 restaurants in 38 states and Washington D.C. The chain expects to build more than 77 locations this year, including 60 free-standing units. For more information, visit www.chick-fil-a.com or www.chick-fil-apressroom.com.

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    Chick-fil-A, Inc.
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