PLEASANT PRAIRIE — Get ready to “Eat Mor Chikin.”
Chick-fil-A will hold its grand opening Feb. 21 at its newest location at 9114 76th St.
But a day before it even opens, local franchise owner Jason Miley is welcoming the first 100 residents who live within the village and designated nearby Kenosha-area and northern Illinois zip codes to participate in an overnight “First 100 Camp Out” party, according to spokeswoman Candice Chapman for the Atlanta-based, family-owned restaurant chain.
For a list of eligible zip codes and rules go to https://thechickenwire.chick-fil-a.com/News/Future-Openings
The family-friendly event includes activities for all ages, and the lucky 100 will be able to enjoy Chick-fil-A meals leading up to the opening. Registration for the campout begins at 6 a.m. Feb. 20.
Up to 100 adults will win a digital offer card with a year of free Chick-fil-A meals — a total of 52 meals with a Chick-fil-A chicken sandwich, medium waffle potato fries and a medium beverage.
“What they’ll do is, literally, it will be a parking lot campground. We’ll have security on site overnight, and we’ll host it. Campers will have access to restrooms, and later in the afternoon, there will be karaoke contests, fun games, music. Many people bring a lot of their own entertainment — board games, X-boxes and TVs — during that time,” Chapman said. “I always tell people it’s like Black Friday ... but you’re not stuck out there on your own.”
She said on-site security will check identification and “once you’re registered, you do have to stay or you lose your spot.” Selected participants will have wristbands.
Ten alternates will also be chosen in the event that a registered participant cannot stay and gives up a spot, Chapman said.
Miley, who lives in Pleasant Prairie with his wife Mina and their three children, said he looks forward to serving the community.
“I am honored to bring Chick-fil-A to Pleasant Prairie and serve our community both inside and outside of my restaurant,” Miley said in a released statement. “I look forward to developing my team members as together we provide a remarkable experience to our guests who become part of our family.”
Miley’s new restaurant is a 5,000-square-foot establishment with 104 dining room seats and will have additional outdoor seating for 16.
The inside of the restaurant is “vintage inspired” and includes a large “gathering table” constructed of reclaimed wood, light fixtures with recycled Coca-Cola bottles, peach baskets and a two-story indoor play area. Customers who use the restaurant’s app for pickup orders will also have a designated counter and parking spots. A two-lane drive-thru with a single window will also handle as many as 200 cars in an hour.
The restaurant features a full service menu, including breakfast served until 10:30 a.m., and will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday to Saturday. It is closed on Sundays.
The new Pleasant Prairie Chick-fil-A is the first for the village and the ninth location within 50 miles of Milwaukee, according to Chapman. Wisconsin’s first Chick-fil-A opened in Racine in 1981 in the Regency Mall and closed three years ago as another took its place in the Racine Shopping Center in Mount Pleasant.
Another restaurant is expected to open next month in Pewaukee.
More information is also available on the local restaurant Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/cfapleasant/.