Schenectady restaurant gives out 100 free chicken sandwiches

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The Nest 518 in Schenectady gave away 100 free chicken sandwiches to customers on Thursday.

It was a first come, first serve deal that began when the restaurant opened at 11:30.

The sandwiches were paid for by Jeff Buell of Redburn Development.

The goal was to encourage people to support local restaurants, amid all the excitement for the new Chick-fil-A restaurants in Clifton Park and North Greenbush.

Patrons could dine-in or take out, but no matter how they chose to eat it, the sandwich was free.

See how big the line was by watching the video of photojournalist Bill Websters story.