Thursday, February 10, 2011
They're Not Chicken
I had to stop my car and get a picture of these people camping out all night for the grand opening of our local Chick-fil-A. It is freezing outside - 20 degrees, with a low tonight of 11. The air is bitterly cold, and yet, they've turned this into an event. People camped out for 24 hours, with another 12 hours to go as I write this. Then the restaurant opens and the first 100 people who registered (that quota was filled by 8:00am yesterday morning) will get free meals for a year. That's a lot of chicken...or is it?
If you price the average Chick-fil-A meal at $6.00 and each registrant gets coupons for 52 meals over the next year, that only amounts to $312 worth of chicken sandwiches. If it were a warm, sunny day it might be worth the wait. But to suffer through the frigid winter weather? I'm too chicken.