Dozens camp out for new Chick-fil-A opening

(WISH Photo/Tom Sheehan)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A new Chick-fil-A opened in Indianapolis Thursday morning.

The restaurant is located on Keystone Avenue across from Broad Ripple Park. A group of people braved the storms overnight and slept outside for free food.

The chain says the first 100 people would get free meals for a year. 24-Hour News 8 spoke with some people camping out. Some say they had been there since Wednesday morning.

“This is about my 7th time doing this,” said Karen Griffin from Louisville. “It’s been a lot of fun. I love Chick-fil-A food. I eat here all the time. It’s fun — you get to know the people here.”

“I’ve done 28 of them,” Les Simpson from Troy, Ohio said. “I don’t do it for the free food. I do it because I have a great time, and Chick-fil-A is very good to you. So, I can’t complain.”

The restaurant says the line to get inside opened at 6 a.m. They said if more than 100 people were camping out there would be a drawing to see who got the spots. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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