The doors of the new Chick-fil-A restaurant in Pembroke Pines don't open until early Thursday but almost 200 people were already in line Wednesday morning, hoping to win free Chick-fil-A for a year -- 52 coupons, each good for a Chick-fil-A meal at any Chick-fil-A in the country.
The crowd in Pembroke Pines includes some first-time participants as well as veterans who have participated in Chick-fil-A Grand Openings across the country, some more than 20 times.
This is a scene that has played itself and grand openings throughout the country, company representatives say. As a result, a raffle system was created so loyal customers don't have to arrive days in advance for a chance to win. Click here for details.
The new restaurant, located at 12230 Pines Blvd., is scheduled to open at 6 a.m. on Thursday.
And it's not all about free food, the new Chick-fil-A restaurant in Pembroke Pines brings with it more than 80 new jobs.