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Two new Chick-fil-A locations opening in Tampa and Wesley Chapel on May 2

TAMPA — Chick-fil-A is celebrating the opening of two new locations on May 2.

Chick-fil-A Uptown District is located at 2811 E. Fowler Ave. And Chick-Fil-A Wesley Chapel is located at 28295 S.R. 54.

Chick-fil-A opened its first Tampa restaurant in August 1974 in the former University Mall — across the street from the Uptown District location.

The Wesley Chapel location will be that area's first.

Tampa native and operator Denis Spradlin will hold the First 100 Road Trip at the Uptown District opening. The event will provide an impactful experience for up to 100 adult participants who will be transported on charter buses for a daylong interactive and service field trip ending the same day. Road Trip registration begins at the restaurant at 6 a.m. on May 1.

The Wesley Chapel location celebration includes an overnight First 100 Campout beginning at 6 p.m. on May 1 and ending around 5:45 a.m. the next morning.

Operator Jim Larreau is also partnering with Bridging Freedom, a nonprofit dedicated to combatting domestic minor sex-trafficking and assisting its victims. First 100 participants and restaurant guests are encouraged to drop off donations for Bridging Freedom during opening week at the Wesley Chapel location, including toilet paper, paper towels, tissues, healthy snacks and garden seeds.

Up to 100 adults at each location will win a digital offer card with a year of free Chick-fil-A meals. This includes 52 meals consisting of a Chick-fil-A Chicken Sandwich, medium Waffle Potato Fries and a medium beverage.

Community events are open to guests living near the individual restaurant with a list of eligible zip codes.

First 100 Campout registration begins at the restaurant at 6 p.m. on May 1.

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