Chick-fil-A Clairemont Announces Grand Opening Date

Chick-fil-A Clairemont

The second drive-thru-only Chick-fil-A restaurant in the San Diego area will open on April 12, bringing upwards of 70 new jobs, the chance for the first 100 eligible adults to win free Chick-fil-A for a year and a community children’s book drive for a local organization.

The new location is the second of two drive-thru-only restaurants Chick-fil-A is opening in the San Diego area within five weeks. The first recently opened  in National City.

A family friendly overnight First 100 party will pop up in the restaurant parking lot at 5955 Balboa Avenue on April 11, 24 hours before the grand opening as guests try to be one of the first 100 adults through the door to win a year of free Chick-fil-A meals. This community event is open to guests residing in specific zip codes surrounding the restaurant. A list of eligible zip codes and rules can be found at

The Chick-fil-A First 100

A tradition going back more than 14 years, Chick-fil-A’s First 100 celebration has given away more than $34 million in free food through 2017 and continues to be the chain’s signature grand opening event. Rain, snow and extreme temperatures do not deter Chick-fil-A fans who arrive with tents, chairs, TVs and computers to stay entertained.

Each fan hopes to win a digital offer card loaded with a one-year supply of free Chick-fil-A meals (52 meals with each consisting of a Chick-fil-A Chicken Sandwich, medium Waffle Potato Fries and a medium beverage) that will be awarded to the first 100 eligible adults– ages 18 and older with identification – around 5:45 a.m. on April 12. If more than 100 people are onsite when the line officially opens at 6 a.m. on April 11 a drawing will be held to randomly select the First 100. Those chosen will be required to camp out until the grand opening in order to secure their spot.

Children’s Book Drive

Reflecting his desire to have a positive impact on the surrounding community, Murdock is inviting his First 100 guests and restaurant customers to participate in a children’s book drive benefitting a local organization. He will be collecting new and gently used children’s books through Thursday of grand opening week to be placed in a nearly 3-foot Book House, built from reclaimed wood. Since 2014, Chick-fil-A has collected more than 57,000 books that have been donated to 325 local organizations in 45 states and Washington, D.C.

Restaurant Details

The drive-thru-only Clairemont Chick-fil-A restaurant features a:

  • drive-thru ordering layout with two lanes and screens to enable customers to move quickly into a single lane for payment and pickup.
  • covered patio with heaters and lights installed above 30 outdoors seats
  • pedestrian-friendly outdoor area with three walk-up ordering windows
  • full-service menu that includes a variety of healthy options and breakfast until 10:30 a.m., and will be open Monday through Saturday from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Like all Chick-fil-A locations, it will be closed on Sunday to provide a day of rest and time with family and friends for team members.

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