People Brave Storms, Line Up at First Connecticut Chick-fil-A

Storms on Wednesday morning didn't stop people from lining up outside the first Connecticut Chick-fil-A in Brookfield 24 hours in advance.

Nearly 30 people were already lined up as of 7:30 a.m. yesterday and pitched tents in the parking lot for a chance to win free Chick-fil-A for a year. By midnight, 100 people were in line.

Those first 100 people in line who can verify they are 18 or older will win free Chick-fil-A for a year.

The restaurant opened this morning at 6 a.m.

The restaurant chain is also providing bathroom access, Chick-fil-A food throughout the day and security, as well as holding a DJ dance party in the evening.

The restaurant brings 80 jobs to the state.

Chick-fil-A is located at 156 Federal Road in Brookfield. Three other Chick-fil-A restaurants are slated to open in Connecticut.

A new restaurant inside the Danbury Fair Mall and a stand-alone restaurant in Wallingford will open Nov. 6, both offering the chance to win Chick-fil-A for a year. The restaurant plans to open a site in Enfield as well.

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