Airway Chick-Fil-A location ready for grand opening

Chick-Fill-A Airway location (KFOX14/CBS4)

One of the newest Chick-Fil-A locations will open next week.

The location at 1300 Airway Blvd. is opening next Thursday and will bring more than 100 new jobs to the area.

It is Chick-Fil-A tradition to give up to 100 people the chance to win free Chick-Fil-A meals for a year.

Customers camp out the night before the grand opening of a new restaurant, hoping to be part of the lucky 100.

A children’s book drive will also be held. People are encouraged to bring new and gently used books to the grand opening to be put in a book house for a local youth organization.

Anthony Martinez, a UTEP graduate, is the franchise owner for the Airway location. When Martinez was young, he lived in the Cielo Vista Apartments that were demolished to make way for his Chick-Fil-A restaurant.

Martinez was inspired by the culture and family-oriented atmosphere of his local Chick-fil-A and decided to pursue a career with the chain.

"We are devoted to our community and look forward to making a positive impact on the lives of our guests," said Martinez, who brought 31 mall team members with him to the new location. "Our goal is to provide a remarkable experience for every customer, every time, by serving food our guests can truly feel good about eating, providing sincere hospitality and helping in a greater capacity than ever before."

The restaurant will open at 6 a.m.

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