The very tall signage is hard to miss by drivers traveling on the I-15 and it is now only a matter of days before the third local Chick-fil-A finally debuts, located across Sahara Ave. from the Palace Station and tantalisingly close to the Strip.
Owner and operator Cole Donahoo will have taken close note of the exuberant crowd scenes when the first two local expansions debuted in Henderson in January. His fast casual restaurant officially opens on Thursday, March 30, with future opening hours of 6:30 a.m. until 10 p.m., Monday through Saturday, continuing the company tradition of being closed on Sundays.
This location will feature a drive-thru, free Wi-Fi, enough room for 150 diners inside and extra space on the outdoor patio. The restaurant will be serving breakfast daily until 10.30 a.m. within the "vintage-inspired interior," featuring a large "gathering table" and a light fixture created with recycled Coca-Cola bottles.
On Thursday morning, the first 100 customers through the front door at 6 a.m. receive a "promotional card valid for 52 Chick-fil-A Chicken Sandwich Meals," calculated by the brand to be worth "$319.28." But if you are thinking of meeting that challenge, you will need to be prepared to spend a night outdoors to claim the bragging rights.
To win, contestants should head to Chick-fil-A’s parking lot at 2480 S. Rancho Dr. by 6 a.m. on Wednesday March 29, carrying a valid ID to prove you are a true local. If more than 100 people turn up, all the names will be put into a random drawing. Once the owners call out 100 winning names, it will be a 24-hour wait in the parking lot before you are let inside. Leave the line, head home or walk across the street and you will forfeit your winnings.
The lengthy rules are available on the company website, but despite the formalities, the atmosphere often becomes more of a celebration than an endurance test.