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Chick-fil-A wants to give you free chicken

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Chick-fil-A Cow Shoveling Snow in Gaithersburg, Md. (Chick-fil-A)

Chick-fil-A announced Wednesday that it is launching a new mobile app that will enable customers to order and pay for meals from their phones, and they are offering a free chicken sandwich for anyone who wants to try it.

Customers who download the app and create an account by June 11 will receive a coupon for a free sandwich that must be redeemed by June 30.

The "Chick-fil-A One" app also features a membership program that will reward frequent customers with free food based on their preferences and previous orders.

The app allows users to place customized orders remotely that will be prepared once they check in at the restaurant.

"We know time is valuable, and we're excited to offer this new convenience that will empower guests to order what they want, when they want it and exactly how they want it, all from their mobile device," said Michael Lage, senior manager of digital experience, in a statement.

A study commissioned by Chick-fil-A found that 82 percent of millennial parents do not want to wait on long lines at fast food restaurants with their children, and 48 percent would rather not eat than stand in line.

According to a press release, the company has worked with a team of 30 developers for three years designing the new app.

Other fast food companies have developed similar technology. Chipotle offers an app equipped with online ordering, and Burger King has one that provides customers with coupons and allows mobile payment. McDonald's also offers coupons through its app, along with a special keyboard for "tastier texts."

The Chick-fil-A One app can be downloaded from the Apple App Store or Google Play, or by tweeting #CFAOne with a horizontal cow emoji from your mobile device.