What to Know
- A new Chick-fil-A restaurant is opening up in New York
- As part of grand opening festivities, Chick-fil-A promised free chicken sandwiches to the first 100 guests in line near Buffalo
- Fans braved the snow in the area to get in on the freebies
Dozens of hardy souls braved hours of snow and wind for a year's worth of free Chick-fil-A as the fast food chain got ready to open its first Buffalo-area store.
The Cheektowaga restaurant is scheduled to open on Thursday.
As part of grand opening festivities, Chick-fil-A promised 52 chicken sandwiches to the first 100 guests in line, prompting some to pitch tents in the parking lot Wednesday, with plans to spend the night.
But with snow piling up, Chick-fil-A announced it would award the winners 12 hours ahead of schedule - at 6 p.m. Wednesday, instead of 6 a.m. Thursday.
The National Weather Service says between six and eight inches of snow fell on the Buffalo suburb from Tuesday through Wednesday afternoon.