Chick-fil-A held a special VIP preview

Drew Blind and his dad Rick Blind

MORRIS PLAINS — Chick-fil-A was packed with friends, family, diginatories and many other Chick-fil-A owners to help Drew Blind celebrate the new Chick-fil-A in Morris Plains. Everyone is invited to the official ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, June 13 at 8:00 a.m. where Morris Plains Mayor Jason Karr and members of the Parsippany Area Chamber of Commerce will cut the ribbon.

Chick-fil-A officially opens on Thursday, June 13 at 6:30 a.m. with the famous “Chick-fil-A® First 100® Red Carpet Rollout Giveaway.”

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.

Chick-Fil-A has selected Drew Blind as the local franchise owner of the chain’s Morris Plains restaurant and they hired 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 new restaurant is located at 1711 Route 10 East, Briarcliff Commons Shopping Center, Morris Plains and is open Monday through Saturday 6:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.