'Raving fans' camp out overnight for Chick-Fil-A's grand opening
GRAND FORKS, N.D.—Poultry fans no longer need to drive to the cities for a bite of Chick-Fil-A.
The first North Dakota franchise opened Thursday morning in Grand Forks.
Some people camped out for an entire day for a special offer.
More than 100 people woke up Thursday in the restaurant's parking lot.
Owner Guy Wentink said,"We call these people raving fans."
The first 100 people in line get a gift card for one free meal a week for the next year.
Number one raving fan and first in line, Kristi Noreen staked her spot Wednesday morning, more than a day ago.
Kristi says she's a big fan of the food.
"I love Chick-Fil-A, and I just thought it would be a fun thing to do with my friends," said Noreen.
Despite the chilly October night, Kristi was able to stay warm with several layers of blankets.
Fargo will soon be home to the second Chick-Fil-A in the state.
The Fargo location will open this coming January.
Kimberly Flann, the owner of that store says after seeing Thursday's response from fans, she's pumped up about owning the second Chick-Fil-A in the state.
Flann Said, "Fargo is excited about Chick-Fil-A. I hear more about Fargo people coming up here to Grand Forks. So, I'm really excited to have that opportunity."
Together, those two restaurants will create 200 jobs for the state.