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NY Chick-Fil-A fans brave snow for year of free sandwiches

November 29, 2018

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. (AP) — Dozens of hardy souls have braved hours of snow and wind for a year’s worth of free Chick-fil-A as the fast food chain opened its first Buffalo-area store.

The Cheektowaga (cheek-toh-WAH-gah) restaurant opened its doors at 6:30 a.m. Thursday.

As part of grand opening festivities, Chick-fil-A promised 52 chicken sandwiches to the first 100 guests in line, prompting some to pitch tents in the parking lot Wednesday with plans to spend the night despite snow and frigid temperatures.

But with snow piling up, Chick-fil-A announced it would award the winners 12 hours ahead of schedule — at 6 p.m. Wednesday, instead of 6 a.m. Thursday.

The National Weather Service says between 6 and 8 inches of snow fell on the Buffalo suburb from Tuesday through Wednesday afternoon.

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