July 10-- A crowd started gathering last night at the location of the new Chic-fil-A on Highway 280 West in Vidalia. One hundred have been chosen by the company in a random drawing to win free Chic-fil-A meals for a year.
The Sweet Onion City's first and only Chic-fil-a is bringing more than 65 jobs and will open for business Thursday mornng at six a.m Meanwhile, Chic-fil-A groupies have set up a tent city in the parking lot.
Chic-fil-A is partnering with the Paul Anderson Youth Home in Vidalia to collect yard and garden tools for use by residents of the home in landscaping and yardwork. You may drop off rakes, shovels, hammers, wheel barrows, water hoses, work gloves, water hoses, brooms, sprinklers, hoes, sledge hammers and pitchforks at the restaurant.
Britt McDade is the franchise operator. He's a graduate of Southern Polytechnic in Marietta and worked in construction prior to joining Chic-fil-A. He and his wife, Candace, have twin sons, Hampton and Levi.