25 determined people in Columbia will get to eat a free burrito once a week for the next year.
Freebirds World Burrito opened in Downtown Columbia today.
Restaurant managers celebrated their grand opening by giving away free burritos to their first 25 customers.
Nicholas Rodriguez barely made the cut as the 24th customer in line.
Some people camped out on the streets of Columbia for more than 24 hours to get their prize.
Rodriguez said, â??I barely made it. I was surprised. It was fate. It was fate that brought me and my friend here. We made it just by this much. Iâ??m glad we made it. Iâ??m going to enjoy the burritos.â??
The winners will use Fanatic Cards for the next year that are preloaded with points to purchase their weekly burritos.
Freebirds World Burrito restaurants are located in Missouri, Kansas and Nebraska.