Chick-Fil-A Is About To Give Out 10,400 Free Meals In The Charlotte Region


Chick-Fil-A is about to open 2 new stores in the Charlotte region, and in keeping with their new store opening tradition, they will be giving out coupons for 52 free meals for the first 100 customers at each new location.

When I first moved to Charlotte about 10 years ago, I went to the grand opening of the University City Chick-Fil-A and ended up scoring 52 free #1s by being of the first 100 customers (after camping out in the walmart parking lot for almost 24 hours).

According to their website, “We celebrate each grand opening with the new communities we are joining. It’s all part of the signature First 100® event: a tradition that dates back to 2003 with an overnight parking lot campout that begins the day before the restaurant opening and, come daylight, rewards the first 100 customers with the ultimate prize of free Chick-fil-A meals for a year.”

The pre-grand-opening festivities will often include music, games, and dancing:

A little bit of #lipsyncbattle at #cfafirst100 to #taylorswift

A video posted by ShatterRed (@shatterredmusic) on

@msmollygrace being super flexible. #chickfilaopening

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Some people will even travel across the country to camp out and join the #CFAFirst100 club:

And one time the Harlem Globetrotters even showed up to be a part of the #CFAFirst100 festivities:

Into the Gotham sky… 🗽🏀 #Money #HarlemGlobetrotters #90years #CFAFirst100

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You can read their FAQs here and Official Rules here.

Their newest Charlotte area location will be opening on Feb. 2nd in Lenoir’s Smith Crossroads at 116 Wilkesboro Blvd., and their second will open on Feb. 9th in South Charlotte at 11530 Waverly Center Dr.

These two new stores will bring the grand total of Chick-Fil-A restaurants in North Carolina up to 151.

Have you ever been a #CFAFirst100?