A new restaurant on Barry Road will bring about 75 jobs to the area, and the grand opening will feature a special promotion for dedicated guests.
Chick-fil-A is nearing completion on a new building at 6501 NW Barry Rd. in Kansas City, Mo. and is currently taking applications for employment. The restaurant will open Thursday, Dec. 4, according to grand opening supervisor Richmond Green.
The Atlanta-based fast food chain will debut five new locations across the country that day.
Chick-fil-A will host its “First 100” promotion that day, but interested participants will have to start earlier. Guests can arrive at the location between 5:30 and 6 a.m. on Dec. 3 for a chance to win free Chick-fil-A for a year – 52 No. 1 combos (original chicken sandwich, medium waffle potato fries and a medium drink) loaded on to a prepaid card for use during the year.
The company recently changed the rules on the contest, and a full explanation can be found at www.chick-fil-a.com.
If more than 100 participants show up, a drawing will be held to determine the 100 winners plus 10 alternates, who then must remain in their designated spot on the premises until the grand opening of the restaurant 24 hours later to receive the giveaway.
If there are 100 or fewer, all present will be able to participate without a drawing, and Chick-fil-A reminds those interested that showing up earlier than 5:30 a.m. does not increase odds of winning.
Exceptions are made for short restroom breaks and/or to comply with any applicable legal requirement, according to the website.
Barry Road’s Chick-fil-A is located at the previous site of a Lone Star Steakhouse next to Hooter’s. The Lone Star building has been demolished to make way for the new tenant.
Started in 1946 with a single location called Dwarf Grill in Hapeville, Ga., Chick-fil-A is known for its signature boneless breast of chicken sandwich that founder Truett Cathy developed in the early 1960s. He also later pioneered the establishment of restaurants in shopping malls.
Chick-fil-A touts itself as “the largest quick-service chicken restaurant chain in the United States,” based on domestic annual sales with more than 1,850 locations in 41 states and Washington, D.C.