CORPUS CHRISTI – Local franchise owner Kevin Sharp is opening Corpus Christi’s newest Chick-fil-A restaurant at 5929 Saratoga Boulevard on July 12, bringing more than 100 jobs to the area, a chance for up to 100 adults to win free Chick-fil-A meals for a year and the opportunity for the community to donate children’s books to a local nonprofit organization.

A family-friendly overnight First 100 party will pop up in the Saratoga restaurant parking lot at 6 a.m. on July 11,

24 hours before the grand opening. Guests will try to be one of the first 100 adults through the door to win a year of free Chick-fil-A meals.

The Chick-fil-A First 100

A tradition going back more than 14 years, Chick-fil-A’s First 100 celebration has given away more than $34 million in free food through 2017 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 to stay entertained.

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 – around 5:45 a.m. on July 12. If more than 100 people are onsite when the line officially opens at 6 a.m. on July 11,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.