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Raul Mendez walks to his car after eating a lunch of fried chicken at Bojangles' on Lee Highway.

Bojangles will open a new Hamilton County restaurant in Soddy Daisy at 9375 Dayton Pike on June 9, and is giving away free stuff to celebrate the event. 

"This is our [sixth] location in Hamilton County, and we are as excited about opening in Soddy Daisy as we were when we opened our first restaurant in this community," said Regional Vice President, Dion Firooznia. "We believe Soddy Daisy will be a great place to do business, and we look forward to being part of the business community here."

Diners who come to the restaurant's grand opening could win a number of freebies, including registration in a contest to win a year of free Bojangles breakfast.

Starting at 4 a.m. on June 9, patrons standing in line will receive free Bojangles coffee. The first 50 customer in line will also receive a free $50 Bojangles gift card.

At lunch, the store is offering a free iced tea with any purchase, and a free kid's meal with any purchase from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. From 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., customers will receive a coupon for a free ham, steak or sausage biscuit, the company said in a news release. 

Even before the store opens, customers can get a free iced tea at the drive through window on June 6 between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

The new 3,800-square-foot store will create 70 new jobs, seat 75 guests and will be open seven days per week. The average investment for a new Bojangles is about $1.7 million. 

Bojangles was founded in 1977 in Charlotte, North Carolina. The company has 258 company-operated and 377 franchised restaurants across the Southeast U.S., according to the company. 

Bojangles did not include one location in Hamilton County when it initially stated that the new restaurant will be the company's fifth. Soddy Daisy will be Bojangles' sixth location in Hamilton County.