Chick-fil-A Set to Open Nov. 17 in Kalispell

Franchise to award a year’s supply of meals to first 100 in line

The state’s first Chick-fil-A is slated to open in Kalispell Nov. 17 when local franchise owner Casey Meadows will hold a grand opening and award a year’s supply of meals to the first 100 customers through the door.

A tradition dating back more than a decade, the “First 100” party is expected to assemble at the new restaurant parking lot at 35 Treeline Drive, gathering up to 24 hours prior to the official opening at 6 a.m. in hopes of winning a year’s worth of free Chick-fil-A meals.

The first 100 eligible adults, ages 18 or older with identification, will receive 52 free meals, with each consisting of a Chick-fil-A sandwich, medium waffle potato fries and a medium beverage.

The community event is open to guests residing in specific zip codes surrounding the restaurant. A complete listing of eligible zip codes and rules can be found at

Known for its original chicken sandwich, Chick-fil-A has nearly 2,100 restaurants in 45 states and Washington, D.C.

The company is hiring about 120 full- and part-time workers for the Kalispell store.