Brookfield area residents camped out at the former Burger King parking lot on Federal Road last night to be the first in line for the new Chick-fil-A restaurant. The First 100 celebration, the chain's signature grand opening event, awards the first 100 people in line with free meals for a year.
The new restaurant is bringing 80 jobs to Brookfield.
The operator of the franchise collected children's books at the site yesterday to donate to the Brookfield Public School District. Chick-fil-A's "The Book House" program makes a nearly 3-foot structure out of reclaimed wood to serve as a free library exchange. People are able to leave one of their books and take a different one from the shelves.