The offer of free food for an entire year is turning out to be a huge draw for the new Chick-fil-A opening up in Brick. Folks have reportedly been camped out since Tuesday night at the Lowes shopping center plaza off Route 70 so they can be among the first 100 customers eligible for Thursday's grand opening promotional.

The winners will get a digital offer gift card loaded with a one-year supply of free Chick-fil-A meals, good for one free meal a week.

According to a Chick-fil-A press release, the free food give away marks the chains 40th Anniversary and has given away over $21 million in free food through their "First 100" celebration for 10 years. They say this signature grand opening event, transforms the restaurant parking lot into a 24-hour community friendly party as the crowd awaits the grand opening.

According to the restaurants rules, only adults, ages 18 and older with identification when the doors open at 6 a.m. on Thursday, June 26 are eligible. If more than 100 adults are onsite when the line officially opened at 6 a.m. on Wednesday, June 25, then all 100 spots will be determined by a drawing held that morning with those selected needing to camp out for 24 hours to secure their spot.There are reports that the restaurant is providing security, games and food for folks waiting on line.  See Rules here.

The new Brick store is being operated by Ted Reim, who relocated from the Chick-fil-A restaurant in Howell, which he has operated for seven years. The company's press release said the store will bring more than 75 new jobs to the area.

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