Chick-fil-A fans lined up for opening

Chick-fil-A fans lined up for opening

A new Chick-fil-A officially opened today in Athens, but fans of the chicken chain camped out there overnight to ensure they would get free combos for one year.

The first 100 people in the door received the $250 value deal.

Some determined customers began packing the parking lot as early as 1 a.m. this morning, setting up tents, lawn chairs, and board games.

Store manager Matthew Kyle expected a record crowd.

"We've been all over town inviting people in to see us the community is excited we are excited to be here."

Chic-fil-A opened Thursday morning at 6.

The store is located on Highway 72 in Athens.