CICERO, N.Y. -- Police are expecting heavy traffic along Brewerton Road on Thursday morning, when Central New York's first Chick-Fil-A officially opens.
Police and restaurant staff have developed a traffic plan to move vehicles in and out as quickly as possible. They encourage all drivers not stopping at Chick-Fil-A to stay in the lanes furthest from the restaurant. Officers will be controlling traffic, and there will be signs directing vehicles.
Owner Jimmer Szatkowski says he expects to serve about 5,000 sandwiches on the eatery's first day.
Before that, on Wednesday, the first 100 visitors who sign up to take part in a morning of community service will get a free meal per week for a year.