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Tent city outside Chick-fil-A in Mt. Prospect

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  • Joel Fox of Des Plaines, right, camps out Wednesday with family and friends in a tent city at the new Mount Prospect Chick-fil-A.

       Joel Fox of Des Plaines, right, camps out Wednesday with family and friends in a tent city at the new Mount Prospect Chick-fil-A.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Rich Fitzgerald of Oswego camps out Wednesday with family and friends in a tent city at the new Mount Prospect Chick-fil-A.

       Rich Fitzgerald of Oswego camps out Wednesday with family and friends in a tent city at the new Mount Prospect Chick-fil-A.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Linda Foertsch, left, of Addison and Jennifer Floyd of Oak Lawn, camp out Wednesday in a tent city at the new Mount Prospect Chick-fil-A.

       Linda Foertsch, left, of Addison and Jennifer Floyd of Oak Lawn, camp out Wednesday in a tent city at the new Mount Prospect Chick-fil-A.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Gale Ahrens of Plainfield camps out Wednesday with family and friends in a tent city at the new Mount Prospect Chick-fil-A.

       Gale Ahrens of Plainfield camps out Wednesday with family and friends in a tent city at the new Mount Prospect Chick-fil-A.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Nuno and Laura Schmidt of Mount Prospect camp out in the tent city at a new Mount Prospect Chick-fil-A.

       Nuno and Laura Schmidt of Mount Prospect camp out in the tent city at a new Mount Prospect Chick-fil-A.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • This is the tent city in the parking lot of the new Mount Prospect Chick-fil-A. The first 100 customers get free food for a year.

       This is the tent city in the parking lot of the new Mount Prospect Chick-fil-A. The first 100 customers get free food for a year.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

 
Daily Herald report

More than 80 people began camping out Wednesday morning in the parking lot of the Chick-fil-A that will open Thursday, Feb. 21, in Mount Prospect. They are out to secure their place among the first 100 customers, who will be awarded a free year's supply of Chick-fil-A.

The restaurant at 950 N. Elmhurst Road opens at 6 a.m. Feb. 21, and customers were allowed to begin lining up at 6 a.m. Wednesday.

The 149-seat restaurant is one of 102 Chick-fil-A plans to open nationwide this year.

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