The grand opening of the new Vernon Hills Chick-fil-A restaurant that has already brought a promotion that featured people camping out for free food added a little star power on Friday.
Chicago Bears rookie linebacker Khaseem Greene greeted fans and signed autographs at the restaurant at 701 N. Milwaukee Ave.
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On Saturday, Chick-fil-A is partnering with The Chapel to host a nonperishable food collection from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. The items collected will benefit the Community CARE Center.
The restaurant's opening this week brought nearly 80 new jobs and provided free meals for a year to the first 100 adults in line for the opening Thursday. A group of 96 Chick-fil-A enthusiasts formed a tent city in the parking lot on a cold and blustery Wednesday. Many camped out over night to be part of the promotion.