HORSEHEADS, N.Y. (WENY) – Officials have announced the grand opening date for the Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant located on Grand Central Avenue is Horseheads.

According to KBP Foods, the tentative grand opening will be on December 5. During the celebration, the first 50 customers will receive a “free chicken for a year” coupon.

“KBP Foods is excited to expand our footprint into Horseheads,” said Alex Ross, Area Coach, KBP Foods. “Our restaurant staff has been preparing diligently for the store opening, and we look forward to welcoming the community to their new KFC this week.”

Officials haven't yet said what time the restaurant will officially open, but other local KFC restaurants open at 10:30 a.m. everyday.

Some key elements of the American Showman design that will be featured in the new restaurant include:

• Photos of Colonel Sanders, the “Original Celebrity Chef,” showcasing his travels around the world and encounters with other celebrities.

• A signature bucket chandelier, which is the centerpiece of the restaurant’s dining area.

• A chalkboard on the front counter listing the name of the cook and the U.S. farm that supplied the chicken being freshly prepared in the restaurant that day.