Long Lines for Free Chick-Fil-A

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October 5, 2005
How far would you go for a chicken sandwich? You might be surprised at what some students are doing and it’s all feeding into the local economy. News 12 is on your side with how new stores in Evans are serving to customers’ needs.

It’s a camping trip they’ve been craving for a while.

“I like a #1 combo, no pickle, with cheese on a wheat bun,” said Matthew, Chick-Fil-A customer.

Their orders on the tips of their tongues, while inside area businessmen and women take a bite out of the newest Chick-Fil-A to hit Evans.

“Yeah, Mullins Crossing, it’s a jewel for Columbia County. We’re thrilled to have it,” said Gordon Kenshaw.

So thrilled, in fact, that high school students and college students are pitching tents in the rain to compete for 52 free coupons, the first 100 going to those who spend the night.

“It’s very good quality food that’s above your average fast food restaurant, especially when I don’t have to pay for it,” Matthew said.

A promotion tool, the Chamber hopes, that will help other businesses as well. Both Target and Kohl’s are opening their doors this week in a county that in the past has been short on sales tax dollars.

“We’ve needed to go ahead and wratch it up, the number of stores and retail outlets,” Kenshaw said.

A recipe, Kenshaw says, that should bring in business starting with patties, pickles and customers willing to chill out for some chicken.

Chick-Fil-A will officially open for business on Thursday. Kohl’s will have it’s grand opening Thursday as well. Other stores coming to the plaza include Babies-R-US, Lazy-Boy and Petco.