Chick-fil-A announces grand opening; free meals for a year for the first 100 in line

Posted at 8:54 AM, Jan 03, 2017

GAINES TOWNSHIP, Mich. - If you haven't started your countdown to the area's first Chick-fil-A, now is the time to start your planning.

The restaurant opens in Gaines Township along Kalamazoo Avenue near the M-6 expressway at 1545 Edgeknoll Drive SE on January 12th.

The first 100 people in line on January 12 will get a year supply of Chick-fil-A for free!  People can start lining up at 6:00am on January 11 and is only open to residents in surrounding zip codes and an ID is required. You can find that list of zip codes here: .

During the 24-hour wait before the restaurant opens, the restaurant will be providing food and entertainment during what they call a "tailgate atmosphere."  The local franchise operator will also be collecting children's books to donate to a local charity.

Click the gallery below to see photos from other opening day Chick-fil-A celebrations in Fort Collins, CO, Bloomington, MN and Wheaton, IL.