Chick-fil-A to give away year’s worth of meals

Published 11:00 pm Friday, October 5, 2012

Troy’s new Chick-fil-A is scheduled to open in January at the site of the former Taste & See on U.S. Highway 231.

Jeff Koch, franchisee for the Troy location, said Mayor Jimmy Lunsford and other city officials have shown true hospitality to him during the planning process of the new restaurant.

With the opening of the new Chick-fil-A, Koch expects to create more than 70 new jobs. The restaurant will also open its doors with a huge deal for the community.

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Chick-fil-A will celebrate the grand opening of the new Troy restaurant by giving away a one-year supply of Chick-fil-A meals to the first 100 adults in line opening day.

According to the company, Chick-fil-A fans camp out at new locations up to 24 hours in advice, arriving with tents, air bets, TVs, laptop computers and even gaming systems to pass the time.

Since the company began the “First 100” celebration at new restaurants, Chick-fil-A has given away more than $16 million in free food.

The Troy restaurant will be one of nearly 100 locations the company plans to open in 2013.

Located at 1121 Highway 231 S., the new restaurant will feature a 4,179 square-foot interior that seats 104 with an additional 20 seats outside. Customers can also expect a dual-drive thru and an indoor play area that also features an interactive section for toddlers.