Fans camp out at Chick-fil-A for grand openings in Maple Grove, Coon Rapids

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Courtesy of the Chick-fil-A Coon Rapids Facebook page
Chicken-crazed fans.

Chick-fil-A fans forsook the comfort of their warm beds last night and camped out in front of two brand new Chick-fil-A locations in Maple Grove and Coon Rapids. These bleary-eyed chicken fans were hoping to be among the first 100 customers in line when the stores opened up at 6 a.m. this morning, and in turn, receive a year of free, weekly chicken sandwich meals.

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Courtesy of the Chick-fil-A Coon Rapids Facebook page
One of the first 100 customers in Coon Rapids getting free chicken before the sun is even up.

Until this morning, the Twin Cities were home to only two Chick-fil-A locations: One in the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport and one on the University of Minnesota campus.

While residents of Maple Grove and Coon Rapids rejoice in the convenience of these two new locations, the "First 100" events themselves are apparently a much bigger thing within the Chick-fil-A community. In fact, according to a Fox 9 News report, some of the campers who wound up in Maple Grove weren't locals at all, but a group of chicken pilgrims.

Minnesotans didn't comprise the entire Maple Grove crowd. Allen Kline from St. Joseph, Mo. made his way north and celebrated his 11th time being first in line at a Chick-fil-A grand opening ceremony.

This parking lot stakeout is just one way Chick-fil-A fans show their devotion. Every year on Cow Appreciation Day, fans dress up like cows to receive free chicken. The things we do for love.



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194 comments
Derek Hester
Derek Hester

A Chick-fil-A opened on National Coming Out Day? I wonder if they serve Barilla pasta as a side dish. #BostonMarketRules

Onan
Onan

They did the same thing when Krispy Kreme came here and where is KK now?

urbanwoodsman
urbanwoodsman

This is the epidemy of today's American culture.  People around the world laugh at the US because of idiocracy like this.  Waiting hours to consume saturated fats, high sodium, simple carbs, and gluten.  People need to wake up, realize that everything is not what it seems, and start asking the who, what, and why of things they unconsciously consume.  

Our culture is no longer driven by the American Spirit of makers and local business but the capitalist processes of fast food franchises and corporations.  It's time to turn around and take a forward step.

Joshua Warren
Joshua Warren

stupid... who cares, their food really isn't all that good

Skye Coughlin
Skye Coughlin

But yet these are the people who get pissed about not being able to get their health insurance in 10 minutes due to technical glitches.

Gene Hawk
Gene Hawk

had some of this garbage last spring. it was like a breaded frozen hockey puc. your better off eating a tennis shoe. but then again maybe you like hockey!

Jason Wittich
Jason Wittich

They must be giving out free iPhones. I wouldn't eat here if it was for free.

Shawn Clark
Shawn Clark

go figure there are built in the north metro conservative area

Nicole Johnson
Nicole Johnson

Hahahaha wow don't these idiots know that there is a chic-fil-a in Coffman union at the u of m. Its been there for years!

jason.dorweiler
jason.dorweiler topcommenter

Something is wrong with Maple Grove, but hey if thats all there is to do for excitement then I cannot blame them. Party on...

Judy King
Judy King

One good place to get a chicken sandwich that's yummy!! Let the crowd continue to grow!

Andrew Steave
Andrew Steave

Chick-Fil-A has the best chicken sandwich, and remember people have a right to stand for whatever they want.

Ellae Wilson
Ellae Wilson

Absolutely on my list of places to avoid! smh

Ethan Gorton
Ethan Gorton

If they still maintain their anti-gay stance I say Fuck Chick Fil A and shame on the people camping out to support them

Anita Ewald
Anita Ewald

nope totally stupid all you get is a coupon for 1 free sandwich a week for a year . waste of time the food is gross and its a horriable company

Benjamin O'Neil
Benjamin O'Neil

Okay... I love me some Chick-fil-A but much like krispy kremes... GET A LIFE! It's a food joint. I have so many better places to camp!

Erik Karlsson
Erik Karlsson

the food is pretty damn good but their corporate ethics are so suspect

Andy Larson
Andy Larson

E coli and fecal matter all over that chicken.

MNjoe
MNjoe topcommenter

Popeyes is waaaaaay better! And they're not a bunch of hater assholes either.

Adam Epps
Adam Epps

If you have ever had chik fil a then you know it definitely isn't worth it. But whatevs

Sherri Bailey-Streff
Sherri Bailey-Streff

For people that are against a company for being judgmental, sure are being judgmental. hmm.

Anne C. Welch
Anne C. Welch

Wouldn't eat it when I lived,in Texas, hell no will I give those bigoted fucks my money.

Susan Gorg
Susan Gorg

I refuse to walk through their homophobic doors!!! What a bunch of losers!!!

keny1
keny1

@Andy Larson 

Well, then gay guys should love it then.........................

keny1
keny1

@MNjoe 

Go into the Popeye's on Broadway Ave. in North Minneapolis holding your boyfriend's hand and see how well that well that works out for you.

keny1
keny1

@Sherri Bailey-Streff 

It's the typical Liberal mantra. They claim that they believe that everyone should have a right to their views and should be able to live their lives as they please. But only if your views and lifestyle are in accordance with theirs. If not, you are a bigot and a racist and it's all Bush's fault.

babycarrot
babycarrot

@keny1

It's not my fault you have bigoted and racist views. You're free to have them, and I'm free to call it as I see it. Get the fuck over it. No one is trying to prohibit you from saying dumb stuff. Calling you a bigot when you're being a bigot is hardly hypocritical. 

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