Chick-fil-A again offers a year of free meals to first 100 on Thursday


Residents of Oklahoma City, OK, Easton, MD and Aurora, CO should start lining up now if they want to get a free Chick-fil-A meal each week for a year when the fun-loving fast-food chicken restaurant opens in their cities Thursday.

Every time Chick-fil-A opens a restaurant, the first 100 customers get a free meal each week -- 52 weeks of a chicken sandwich, potato fries and a drink.

People camp out overnight to get the 52 free food coupons, which adds up to about $250 in savings for the year, according to a recent "This American Life" podcast on people who are up in the middle of the night. All of the Chick-fil-A fanatics may already know about this, but it came as news to me.

The event has grown so popular over the past five years that the company has a new policy for the large crowds that number beyond the "First 100," as they're known.