New Tuscaloosa Chick-fil-A brings big line

New Tuscaloosa Chick-fil-A brings big line

Posted: Updated:
The line outside the new Chick-fil-A started on Wednesday at 6 a.m. (Photo: Kelvin Reynolds/WBRC) The line outside the new Chick-fil-A started on Wednesday at 6 a.m. (Photo: Kelvin Reynolds/WBRC)
A temporary tent city popped up outside the Chick-fil-A as people spent the night to ensure their spot in line the next morning. Source: Kelvin Reynolds A temporary tent city popped up outside the Chick-fil-A as people spent the night to ensure their spot in line the next morning. Source: Kelvin Reynolds
BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) -

It's a tradition when Chick-fil-A opens a new restaurant: the first 100 people in line get free chicken for a year.

The new restaurant near the Skyland Boulevard and I-359 intersection in Tuscaloosa opened at 6 a.m. on Thursday morning, but the line opened at 6 a.m. Wednesday. At that point, 90 people were already in line to stake a claim on their free chicken.

Chick-fil-A makes a big deal out of these camping out for chicken events and so do the people there. They come equipped with tents, chairs, TV's and games.

Chick-fil-A also plans activities for them throughout the 24 hours. For instance, they played a game where you move an Oreo cookie down your face, just using your facial muscles.

The new restaurant is a big new development for this area of Tuscaloosa and this will be the third free standing Chick-fil-A restaurant in the city.

Copyright 2013 WBRC. All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow