Local franchise owner Nick Biggee will open Okemos’ first stand-alone Chick-fil-A restaurant on March 30, the sixth new location to open in the state since the chain began its Michigan expansion in the fall of 2016.
Part of one of Chick-fil-A’s most aggressive expansion efforts, the Okemos restaurant joins new restaurants in Troy, Lansing, Gaines Township, Wyoming and Portage since October 2016, bringing nearly 600 new jobs to the state in less than six months.
The latest Michigan opening in Okemos brings the opportunity for the community to donate children’s books to St. Vincent Catholic Charities and the chance for 100 adults to win free Chick-fil-A meals for a year while packaging 10,000 meals for the Greater Lansing Food Bank. The family friendly overnight First 100 party will pop up in the restaurant’s parking lot at 2055 W. Grand River Ave., in front of Meijer, 24 hours before the grand opening as guests try to be one of the first 100 adults through the door to win a year of free Chick-fil-A meals. This community event is open to guests residing in specific zip codes surrounding the restaurant. A list of eligible zip codes and rules can be found at www.chick-fil-a.com/Locations/Openings.
The Chick-fil-A First 100
A tradition going back more than 13 years, Chick-fil-A’s First 100 celebration has given away more than
$31 million in free food through 2016 and continues to be the chain’s signature grand opening event. Rain, snow and extreme temperatures do not deter Chick-fil-A fans who arrive with tents, chairs, TVs and computers.
Each fan hopes to win a digital offer card loaded with a one-year supply of free Chick-fil-A meals (52 meals with each consisting of a Chick-fil-A Chicken Sandwich, medium Waffle Potato Fries and a medium beverage) that will be awarded to the first 100 eligible adults – ages 18 and older with identification - in line when the doors open at 6 a.m. on March 30. If more than 100 people are on site when the line officially opens at 6 a.m. on March 29, a drawing will be held to randomly select the First 100. Those chosen will be required to camp out until the grand opening in order to secure their spot.