Baltimore Colts alum Gino Marchetti of the Colts has been hailed as one of the all-time best defensive ends in the NFL. He also founded one heckuva fast-food franchise, a staple of the Baltimore area for more than three decades. (The Baltimore Sun, 1957)
Ocean City's first Chick-fil-A doesn't open until Thursday at 6 a.m., but don't be surprised if you see folks start lining up late Tuesday night at 12901 Ocean Gateway Highway.
Sure, the chicken is good, but Chick-fil-A is giving a year's supply of it to the first 100 adults in line on grand opening morning.
Chick-fil-A held its first "First 100 Celebration" in Arizona in 2003, and has since given away more than $16 million in free food at 600 grand openings. Customers camp out with couches, TVs, computers and other gear.
The line officially
opens at 6 a.m. on Wednesday with the free meal cards being awarded Thursday, June 7, sometime between 6 a.m. and 6:10 a.m. The restaurant will open for business immediately thereafter. If there are more than 100 people by 6 a.m. on Wednesday, all 100 spots will be determined by raffle.
Atlanta-based Chick-fil-A, Inc. is the nation’s second-largest quick-service chicken restaurant chain ( with 1,620 restaurants in 39 states and Washington D.C. The Ocean City location is one of 96 new locations the company plans to open in 2012.
For complete rules, see http://www.chick-fil-a.com/Locations/First-100
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