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March 3rd, 2010
New Chick-fil-A opens in San Marcos

020310chickThe ubiquitous Chick-fil-A cows.

STAFF REPORT

Chick-fil-A restaurant will open in San Marcos Thursday at 2213 Interstate-35 at 6 a.m.

But you may want to get there early. The company claims that the line will be officially open at 6 a.m. on March 3, regardless of the weather.

Chick-fil-A will be give a one-year supply (52-week certificates) of free Chick-fi-A meals to the first 100 adults (18 and older) in line Thursday morning.

The promotional idea, the “First 100 Celebration” has been successful since its initiation six years ago. Thus far, the restaurant chain has awarded more than $11 million in free food and it plans to give away another $1.8 million with store openings this year.

The company reports that Chick-fil-A fans generally camp out in front of the restaurant hoping for certificates. If there are more than 100 people in line when the store opens at 6 a.m. on Thursday, all 100 spots will be determined by a raffle.

The restaurant chain reports that the 4,500-square-foot, 138-seat restaurant will provide 65 new jobs to San Marcos as it becomes part of the city tax base. There is also a drive-thru window.

The franchise will be run by Jon Sprencel, who is also the operator consultant for the Chick-fi-A at Texas State.

“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 Sprencel.  “The goal remains the same for my team as we open our new San Marcos restaurant.”

The store’s hours will be Monday-Saturday from 6:30 a.m.-10 p.m. The boneless chicken filet fast-food restaurant has taken some flak over the years for founder Cathy’s dedication to being closed on Sundays for religious reasons.

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2 thoughts on “New Chick-fil-A opens in San Marcos

  1. Just as an update, representatives from the company tell me that they have already awarded the 52 certificates today because there were already 100 people in line this morning. The Chick-fil-A people will be celebrating in the parking lot all day, though, with a deejay. The public is invited.

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