New Waynesboro Chick-fil-A opens July 15
Edited by Chris Graham
The Chick-fil-A restaurant chain and its famous renegade Cows will celebrate the opening of Waynesboro’s first Chick-fil-A restaurant on July 15 by awarding a free year’s supply of Chick-fil-A to the first 100 adults in line that morning at its new restaurant located at the Waynesboro Town Center.
Chick-fil-A’s First 100 celebration has become the signature event of each grand opening around the country. The chain’s loyal customers often arrive 24 hours in advance of the opening – no matter the location or weather conditions.
A similar scene is expected in Waynesboro where Chick-fil-A will award a one-year supply of free Chick-fil-A meals (52 certificates) to each of the first 100 adults in line, age 18 and older with identification. The line officially opens at 6 a.m., Wednesday, July 14, with the free meal cards being awarded Thursday, July 15, sometime between 6 a.m. and 6:10 a.m.
The restaurant will open for business immediately thereafter. If there are more than 100 people by 6 a.m. on Wednesday, July 14, all 100 spots will be determined by a raffle.
See www.chick-fil-a.com/#insidersfirst100 for complete rules.
The new Chick-fil-A in Waynesboro is one of 78 new locations the chain plans to open this year. Despite the nation’s economic challenges in 2009, Chick-fil-A continued to expand, increasing the number of locations initially projected for the year. The chain opened 80 new restaurants and reached $3 billion in sales for the first time.
Jay Hawkins has been selected as the franchisee to operate the new location in Waynesboro. Hawkins has been with the company for the past two years serving in management roles. An avid outdoorsman, Hawkins is looking forward to exploring the Shenandoah Valley with his wife, Katherine, and to becoming actively involved with the community, local businesses and schools in Waynesboro.
“Truett Cathy started Chick-fil-A more than 42 years ago with the aim of providing the best in freshly prepared food and customer service,” said Hawkins. “The goal remains the same for my team as we open our new Waynesboro restaurant.”
The new Waynesboro Chick-fil-A features a 4,500 square-foot interior that seats 139 and has warm colors and wood accents and a convenient, award-winning drive-thru while children will enjoy an indoor play area featuring an interactive section for toddlers. The new restaurant is open Monday through Saturday from 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., serving a full breakfast menu until 10:30 a.m.