You got 200 people, standing in line in Chicago’s sub-zero Hawk, for more than 24 hours…
To “win” 6 Chicken wings a week for a year.
That’s maybe $50 worth of wings, tossing in a couple of bottles of overpriced wing sauce.
You’d hope the line is made up up homeless – looking to get a free, and tasty meal – but then why 100′s of Americans need to stand in that line to eat…
Is pretty sad.
For those who don’t need the meal – like those in those fancy tents…
You gotta wonder.
200 Stand in line in Chicago cold for 100 cupons
Chicken-wing promotion draws a (cold) crowd
What won’t people do for a few free chicken wings?
Apparently they will wait for more than a day in freezing temperatures, huddling in blankets, shuffling their feet, marking their places with lawn chairs and tents.
Before the sun rose this morning, nearly 200 cold and apparently hungry people were waiting outside a new Buffalo Wild Wings Bar and Grill scheduled to open at 10 a.m. in southwest suburban Willowbrook.
For the promise that the first 100 of them would get a booklet of 52 coupons, good for six free wings each week, no purchase necessary.
That works out to 312 free chicken wings.
“I’ve been out here a long time and it’s freezing. It would be very disappointing if I didn’t win, and I love Buffalo wings,” said Janet Folkerts, one of those waiting this morning.
“I’ve been out since Sunday afternoon and it’s been really cold,” added Buffalo-wing lover Alexis Rockman. “But I’ll be waiting until they open. To get free wings is great and they rock.”
John Frederick also waited in line through the night. “I’m standing strong,” he said. “Been here quite a while to get free wings.”
The village of Willowbrook helped publicize the event, posting news about the restaurant’s opening on the village’s Web site. The sports-oriented franchise, one of two dozen in the Chicago area, is at 7111 South Kingery Highway.
Why the second 100 people in line were waiting wasn’t clear.
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