Saturday, July 7, 2012

I Heart Chick-Fil-A!!!

If you know me, you know that I am pretty much obsessed with Chick-Fil-A, so you can imagine how absolutely THRILLED I was when I found out that they would be opening not one, but TWO restaurants nearby!  I think the people behind the counter at the Chick-Fil-A at both of the malls had been getting tired of seeing my face, plus I was soooooo stinking excited about the prospect of having a Chick-Fil-A option for drive-thru meals!  The awesome thing about Chick-Fil-A is that they know that people get really excited about their restaurants and they make it a really big deal when a new one opens by having a First 100 event. Basically the first 100 people in line on opening day will get free Chick-Fil-A for a year!  They make it pretty organized- the rules are that you can start lining up the day before at 5:30am and at 6am they hold a drawing to see who that first 100 people will be.  Then those 100 people have to stay on the property for a full 24 hours until the restaurant opens the next morning so that they can get their free Chick-Fil-A!  In addition to the 100 people, they also hold a drawing for 10 alternates, just in case someone in the 100 gets disqualified by leaving the line.  Those 10 alternates are also given a chance to win the free Chick-Fil-A for a year, but if they don't win they get the consolation prize of 10 free meals... which also isn't a bad prize!
Of course, I wanted to win.  I wanted to win sooooooo badly!  Dave, my cautious don't-trust-anybody husband told me that I could go if my dad went with me as protection, and after not much convincing (the coupon king cannot say no to free food, people!) my dad agreed to join me and Ang at one of the restaurant openings!

Ang is ready for the raffle!  We were hoping that Mama Sue would call our number!
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My dad is so lucky, he got called for number 23!!!  Ang and I waited and waited, but neither of us got picked to be in the first 100.  I was soooo disappointed, but my disappointment turned to excitement when my number was the first one called to be an alternate!  I'll take that over nothing!!!  We had agreed at the beginning that if only one of us got picked we would all stay and split the prize, so the three of us hurried to set up our tents so we could eat the first of our free meals in comfort!

Right before lunch we had some very adorable little visitors stop by!  They had so much fun playing around in grandpa's tent, and I loved every second of the visit from my boys!  I go through withdrawals at just the thought of not being with them for more than 20 minutes so I loved that my mom was able to bring them by so that I could hug and kiss them!

In addition to feeding us, Chick-Fil-A also had a lot of fun games to play to keep us entertained.  Now, I tend to me a keep-to-myself, don't-really-want-to-talk-to-strangers person, but we made so many friends there!  It was so fun meeting people who had the same crazy obsession that I did, and I had a great time despite my anti-social personality!  Since the opening I've had the chance to hang out with some of the great people I met there and it just solidified what a great decision it was to go to this event in the first place :)  I found the games pretty entertaining even though I wasn't really into playing them- I like to observe and laugh and take pictures! Ang even won a round of the oreo game! 
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The next morning we all lined up for the roll call!  I was hoping that someone had given up during the night and gone home so that I, the first alternate, could be a part of the first 100!  Unfortunately, no one left and I had to settle for a consolation prize.  It was worth it, though- I had such a great time and met so many great people!  Not to mention that my dad split his winnings with us and I got a ton of free Chick-Fil-A meals!  AND, I got to meet the cow!  I can't wait for the next one!


1 comment:

  1. Funny! You crazy girl...I still say I won 'cause I got to have the boys spend the night with me.
    Love, grandma