Chick-fil-A opened its first Aliso Viejo location Thursday at Aliso Viejo Town Center.
More than 150 people gathered Wednesday at 6 a.m. for the chance to win free Chick-fil-A for a year, or 52 meal certificates. Chick-fil-A offers the prize to the first 100 diners in line the day of opening but since more than 100 were there, they raffled off the 100 spots and 10 alternates.
Those that wished to walk away with the meal tickets had to hang out until 6 a.m. Thursday, the day of the official opening.
Some people that didn't get included in the raffle headed down to another Chick-fil-A location that was opening in San Diego, a Chick-fil-A spokesperson said.
Chick-fil-A provided a deejay for entertainment and free food to celebrate the 24-hour countdown. Campers came prepared with tents, sleeping bags, footballs, beach chairs and scooters to pass the time while they waited for their chance at a lot of chicken sandwiches.