'Saquon Day': Barkley's Hometown Chick-fil-A to Give Away Free Sandwiches in His Honor

By Mike Treb on January 11, 2018 at 2:13 pm
Dec 30, 2017; Glendale, AZ, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions running back Saquon Barkley (26) following the game against the Washington Huskies in the 2017 Fiesta Bowl at University of Phoenix Stadium.

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Everyone loves Saquon Barkley.

The Chick-fil-A restaurant in Whitehall, Pa., near where the running back grew up and went to high school, is doing what it does best to celebrate No. 26 heading to a (hopefully) prosperous NFL career this spring. By ... giving ... away ... sandwiches?!

OH YEAH!

On Monday, Jan. 15, the Lehigh Valley-based restaurant will host “Saquon Day” from noon to 5 p.m. So, what does “Saquon Day” entail? Well, if you mention the man of honor's first name inside the eating establishment, well, YOU GET A SANDWICH.

Here’s a statement from the restaurant, posted to Facebook:

We are so proud of Saquon Barkley, a Whitehall High School alumni, as he is getting prepared for the NFL draft! To celebrate, we are having a Saquon Barkley appreciation day!

I just might have to make the trip for this chicken sandwich.

Couple of key notes. First, for all you Lehigh Valley folks, it is DINE-IN ONLY at the location (2610 MacArthur Road in Whitehall).

Also (and this is really important), according to the restaurant:

Saquon will not be making an appearance.

Drag.

[h/t Mark Wogenrich]

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