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Chick-fil-A to open eighth area restaurant next week in Auburn

Georgia-based fast-food restaurant chain Chick-fil-A will open a new restaurant next Thursday in Auburn.

The eatery at 2755 Grass Valley Highway will be the chain’s eighth in the Sacramento area.

The company said the restaurant will bring more than 100 jobs to the area. Local resident Jamie Gorostiza is the owner of Auburn franchise.

The Sept. 8 grand-opening festivities include the chain’s “First 100” promotion, offering a digital card loaded with a one-year supply of free Chick-fil-A meals to the first 100 adults (ages 18 and older, with identification) in line when the doors open at 6 a.m. If more than 100 people are on-site when the line forms at 6 a.m. Sept. 7, the 100 winners will be determined by a drawing held that morning, with those selected needing to camp out for 24 hours to secure their spot.

The promotion is open to guests residing in specific ZIP codes near the Auburn restaurant. A listing of eligible ZIP codes and rules can be found at

Attendees can also donate new or gently used children’s books to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Placer County.

Chick-fil-A currently has two restaurants in Sacramento and one each in Elk Grove, Roseville, Granite Bay, Rancho Cordova and Folsom. Like those eateries, the Auburn Chick-fil-A will offer a “Harvest Kale & Grain Bowl” and an “Egg White Grill Grain Bowl,” healthy menu offerings being test marketed at Chick-fil-a restaurants in the Sacramento; San Francisco; Tampa, Fla.; and Hunstville, Ala., markets.

Mark Glover: 916-321-1184, @markhglover