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JANESVILLE

People who have mainly been munching on Halloween candy for the last few days might consider breaking that habit as a new chain restaurant opens this week.

Chicken sandwich chain Chick-fil-A has announced its location at 2627 Humes Road on Janesville’s east side opens Wednesday.

Former Milwaukee teacher and school principal David Bramlett is the owner-operator of Janesville’s first Chick-fil-A franchise, the chain announced.

Bramlett will lead a staff of about 130 when the new restaurant opens at the corner of Humes Road and Pontiac Drive, Chick-fil-A announced.

The restaurant, more than a year coming, will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The restaurant will offer dine-in, carryout and drive-thru ordering plus “contactless” ordering through the Chick-fil-A app and website.

Chick-fil-A typically hosts “First 100” events, overnight campouts where people stay the night in the parking lot the night before a grand opening in the hopes of being among the first 100 customers served. Their prize: free Chick-fil-A for a year.

But Chick-fil-A is scuttling the campout in Janesville in favor of a “First 100” celebration that will surprise “100 local heroes” who make an impact in Janesville with a year’s worth of free Chick-fil-A.

That celebration accompanies a $25,000 donation the company plans to help local food pantries provide groceries and food to families in need.

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