Franchise Owner, Kenny Schopp, will open the first Chick-fil-A restaurant in Burbank Thursday morning and almost 150 people have arrived at the new restaurant at 3113 W. Olive Ave. near Alameda hoping to secure their spot among the first eligible guests through the doors tomorrow and win free Chick-fil-A for a year.
Chick-fil-A’s signature First 100 Campout grand opening celebration marked its 15th anniversary in 2018, having given away more than $36 million in free Chick-fil-A food at more than 1,300 grand openings.
They are prepared with tents, air mattresses, blankets, and other gear to stay comfortable and pass the time. Chick-fil-A provides entertainment, security, games, and restroom access as the countdown to the opening continues.
“Because we have more than 100 hoping to participate, we are beginning a random drawing to determine the 100 people, age 18 and older and living in specific zip codes surrounding the restaurant, who will stay with us. Once the drawing is over, the participants will soon be setting up camp for the day.” said Cindy Chapman of CP Communications in an email.
The grand opening celebration in Burbank also includes a community donation drive for new or gently used children’s books at the new restaurant. The books will be donated to the Boys & Girls Club of Burbank and Greater East Valley.
The lunch and dinner menus include a variety of healthy and dietary options in addition to the original boneless breast-of-chicken sandwich, a Gluten-free bun, boneless chicken nuggets and strips, fresh fruit cups, salads and wraps, and waffle fries.
For a limited time, the menu will include Chicken Tortilla Soup made with shredded breast of chicken, three bean varieties, a blend of vegetables and spices and seasoned tortilla strips.
Schopp will employ more than 100 full- and part-time team members, who will have benefits including scholarships, flexible schedules, and Sundays off to spend time with family and friends.