COVINGTON — The new Chick-fil-A restaurant at 12290 Brown Bridge Road opened early Tuesday morning, welcoming in 108 campers who spent the night in the parking lot in order to be awarded a digital offer card with a year 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). 

According to Chick-fil-A, campers reached 100 at 11 pm Monday night. They also added eight alternates throughout the night. After a milk and chocolate chunk cookie wind down, campers settled in for a warm night in the parking lot. 

 All 108 guests were awakened at 5 a.m. Tuesday for a bathroom break before they lined up to receive their year supply of Chick-fil-A at Salem Bridge. The Chick-fil-A cow led them across the red carpet to the ringing of cowbells as store operator Chris Giella awarded them with a card loaded with a year supply of Chick-fil-A, and the restaurant is now open for business. The restaurant hours are 6 a.m. - 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Closed Sundays.