ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-A new Chick-fil-A restaurant will open in Ellisville, Missouri (304 Clarkson Rd.) Thursday (Feb. 9). The restaurant chain usually celebrates a grand opening by rewarding the first 100 guests who camp out in line with free Chick-fil-A meals for a year.
Wednesday (Feb 8.) though, for the first time in the St. Louis area, Chick-fil-A hosted a community road trip for the first 100 people. Hungry hopefuls began lining up at 5:30 a.m. By 6 a.m., 109 people were already in line and registration was closed.
The 109 participants were entered into a raffle to choose the 100 guests who would board a bus and travel around the Ellisville area for approximately six hours participating in activities designed to get them moving and benefit the community.
The first stop was to Lifetime Fitness (3058 Clarkson Rd) where the group participated in a Zumba lesson. Later the group was scheduled to assemble 10,000 meals which they will then deliver to the St. Louis Area Foodbank.
The bus will also make a stop at Barnes & Noble (1600 Clarkson Rd.) where participants will select a children's book courtesy of Chick-fil-A to be donated to Ellisville Elementary School.
Once the road trip is complete, the participants will arrive back to the new Ellisville Chick-fil-A location for a free meal and celebration. They will then be rewarded with 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).
The grand opening of the new Ellisville Chick-fil-A restaurant will be Thursday at 6:30 a.m.