The long-awaited Chick-fil-A in Ft. Wright now has an opening date.
The locally owned franchise of the popular chicken restaurant will open on Thursday, October 6 - and yes, the first 100 adults through the door will receive free chicken meals for a year.
The Ft. Wright location is at 3436 Madison Pike near the Wal-Mart shopping center and will employ about 90 people. It is owned by Brent Linn
To celebrate the newest Chick-fil-A opening in the Cincinnati area, the 10 stand-along Chick-fil-Alocations in the region will give away a free Chick-fil-A Chicken Biscuit to guests between 6:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 5. No purchase is required and the giveaway is limited to one per customer.
Those who opt to camp out for the opening will be treated to music, food, and entertainment.
“My team members and I can’t wait to welcome our guests to our Fort Wright restaurant,” said Linn, who started working at a Chick-fil-A in Knoxville when he was 14. “We’re not just in the chicken business — we’re in the people business. Our goal is to provide a remarkable experience for every customer, every time, by serving food our guests can truly feel good about eating and providing sincere hospitality.”
Reflecting his desire to have a positive impact on the surrounding community, Linn is inviting his First 100 guests and restaurant customers to celebrate the new location by participating in a children’s book drive to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Cincinnati. Linn is collecting new and gently used children’s books at the restaurant on Oct. 3 -4, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., and Oct. 5 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. The donated books will be placed in a nearly 3-foot Book House to serve as a free library exchange. The Book House, built from reclaimed wood, is donated by the Chick-fil- A Foundation (www.chick-fil- afoundation.org
). Last year, Chick-fil- A collected more than 10,000 books from communities coast to coast, which were donated to 89 local organizations in 30 states and Washington, D.C.