GRANITE BAY (CBS13) – Dozens waiting in line for a chance to get free food at Chick-fil-A, but the first customer won’t even be served until tomorrow.
It’s got that Black Friday feel out here with tents and coolers and chairs for people all waiting for a tasty treat. More than 100 people set up camp at the new Granite Bay Chick-fil-A.
“it’s crazy,” said Natalie Woodmass, a Chick-fil-A customer.
People starting lining up in the dark.
“It’s fun, it’s free food for a year,” said Darek Daszynsky.
The first 100 people in line got the food, and for some, this isn’t they’re first rodeo at a Chick-fil-A grand opening.
“I went to Utah twice, I’ve been to L.A., I’ve been to Fresno, Bakersfield, so I’ve gone all over – Fairfield,” said Diane Terry, a Chick-fil-A customer.
This restaurant on the corner of Douglas and Sierra College Boulevards in Granite Bay means jobs.
“We have employed over 50 employees at this location, and we’re so excited to be able to do that,” said Hollee Swain, Chick-fil-A event planner.
And so are the people waiting in line.
“There needs to be more new jobs,” said Woodmass. “It brings more business and more employment opportunities.”
So far this year, five Chick-fil-A restaurants have opened up in California, bringing nearly 400 jobs to the state.
“It’s better than being at home and being lazy, I can tell you that much,” said Daszynsky. “It’s good to be out with the community.”
The official grand opening takes place on Thursday. All of the 100 vouchers have already been given out.