The state's fifth Chick-fil-A location is set to open in North Haven Thursday.
With it, comes 100 new jobs and a chance for 100 people to win free Chick-fil-A for a year.
A family-friendly overnight party got underway on Wednesday.
Franchise owner Sarah Gaudiano said she'll play host to an overnight party a few hours before the restaurant opens Thursday morning. It's open to guests who live in zip codes surrounding the location.
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Fans, however, began camping out as early as 6 a.m. on Wednesday.
"My team members and I can't wait to welcome our guests to our community's first Chick-fil-A restaurant," Gaudiano said. "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, providing sincere hospitality and to be a good neighbor to North Haven and the surrounding communities."
Chick-fil-A said its First 100 celebration has given away nearly $27 million in free food over the last 13 years.
The free meals for a year prize consists of 52 Chick-fil-A chicken sandwiches, medium waffle potato fries and medium drinks.
Chick-fil-A's other Connecticut locations include Brookfield, Enfield, Wallingford and Danbury.
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