ESCONDIDO (CBS 8) – Dozens of people are already lined up outside the new Chick-fil-A in Escondido, and the restaurant hasn't even opened yet.

The first 100 people in line when the doors open Thursday morning will get free chicken for a year.

The restaurant owner says he plans to have a DJ out in the parking lot Wednesday night to entertain the crowd, and will also serve up free chicken to keep everyone fed.

The Escondido Chick-fil-A is off of Valley Parkway, next to Target.