First Dubuque Chick-fil-A opens Thursday. Brings 100 new jobs

DUBUQUE, Iowa (Sept. 15, 2016) – Local franchise owner Colby Burnette will open Dubuque’s first stand-alone Chick-fil-A restaurant on Sept. 15, bringing 100 new jobs, a chance for 100 adults to win free Chick-fil-A meals for a year and the opportunity for the community to donate children’s books to the Dubuque Dream Center.

The family friendly overnight First 100 party will pop up in the restaurant parking lot at 3500 Dodge St. 24 hours before the grand opening as guests try to be one of the first 100 adults through the door to win a year of free Chick-fil-A meals. This community event is open to guests residing in specific zip codes surrounding the restaurant. A list of eligible zip codes and rules can be found at www.chick-fil-a.com/Locations/Openings.

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The Chick-fil-A First 100

A tradition going back almost 13 years, Chick-fil-A’s First 100 celebration has given away nearly $27 million in free food through 2015 and continues to be the chain’s signature grand opening event. Rain, snow and extreme temperatures below zero or above 100 do not deter Chick-fil-A fans who arrive with tents, chairs, TVs and computers.

Each fan hopes to win a digital offer card loaded with a one-year supply of free Chick-fil-A meals (52 meals with each consisting of a Chick-fil-A Chicken Sandwich, medium Waffle Potato Fries and a medium beverage) that will be awarded to the first 100 eligible adults – ages 18 and older with identification – in line when the doors open at 6 a.m. on Sept. 15. If more than 100 people are on site when the line officially opens at 6 a.m. on Sept. 14, a drawing will be held to randomly select the First 100. Those chosen will be required to camp out until the grand opening in order to secure their spot.

“My team members and I can’t wait to welcome our guests to our Dubuque restaurant,” said Burnette. “We’re not just in the chicken business — we’re in the people business. Our goal is to provide a remarkable experience for every customer, every time, by serving food our guests can truly feel good about eating, providing sincere hospitality and being a good neighbor.”

Atlanta-based Chick-fil-A, Inc. is a family owned and privately held restaurant company founded in 1964 by S. Truett Cathy. Devoted to serving the local communities in which its franchised restaurants operate, and known for its original chicken sandwich, Chick-fil-A serves freshly prepared food in more than 2,045 restaurants in 43 states and Washington, D.C.

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