Chick-fil-A® First 100® Red Carpet Rollout Giveaway being held on Thursday, June 13

Large crowds are expected for the grand opening at Briarcliff Commons on Route 10

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Drew Blind, franchise owner of the new Chick-fil-A on Route 10, Morris Plains

MORRIS PLAINS — Chick-fil-A will be holding its grand opening on Thursday, June 13 at 6:30 a.m.

Chick-Fil-A will be officially open on Thursday, June 13

As part of their grand opening celebration 100 of the first arrivals to the restaurant’s grand opening will be awarded a prize cards good for a year’s worth of Chick-fil-A meals.

Registration for the wristbands starts at 5:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 13. The prize drawing will happen at 7:00 a.m. Qualified entrants must live in one of the select zip codes surrounding Morris Plains,  must be a legal U.S resident age 18 or older and must produce valid photo identification from a government agency. For contest details and eligible Zip Codes click here.

hick-Fil-A has selected Drew Blind as the local franchise owner of the chain’s Morris Plains restaurant and they are hiring of up to 125 new Team Members.

Drew, 34,  grew up in East Hanover and currently resides in Morris Plains with his wife, Colleen and two daughters. He graduated Hanover Park High School and Lock Haven University. He was the former owner of Chick-Fil-A in the Garden State Plaza.

Blind is excited to return to his hometown where numerous family members reside and where his Chick-Fil-A career began. A Team Member at the chain’s location in Howell, Blind worked at Chick-Fil-A as a teen and during breaks while attending college at Lock Haven University in Pennsylvania.

The interior of Chick-Fil-A

After graduating with a degree in business management, Blind and his wife, Colleen, moved to South Carolina where he worked on the leadership team at a Charleston Chick-Fil-A restaurant until his wife’s career brought them back to Pennsylvania.

The new 4,700-square-foot Chick-Fil-A location will offer indoor seating for 102 and patio seating for 20 as well as a two-story playground for children. The interior will feature the chain’s heritage restaurant interior design that showcases handmade, authentic materials for a vintage-inspired interior, including subway tiles, large windows to let in natural light and a large gathering table made from reclaimed wood. A single drive-thru ordering lane will divide into two lanes for ordering to enhance the chain’s award-winning drive-thru service before merging back into a single lane for pickup.

Chick-Fil-A drive through lanes

Chick-Fil-A will open its doors to the public on Thursday, June 13 at 6:30 a.m. The new restaurant is located at 1711 Route 10 East, Briarcliff Commons Shopping Center, Morris Plains.