More than a hundred people lined up on Raymond Avenue Tuesday outside the Meat District Co., which offered free hamburgers for a year to the first hundred customers.
Some eager customers began lining up Monday night and waited through the hot Tuesday morning. Steve Umehara, 2012 PCC alum, said he arrived at 12 a.m.
“All we did is sleep, lay on the ground, play card games, play phone games,” Umehara said. He was one of the first 15 people in the line.
Vincent Ngo, 21, currently attending PCC for a television radio certificate, started waiting in line at 7 a.m.
“I’m starving, didn’t eat breakfast, just headed over here,” Ngo said.
The deal is simple for the lucky first 100: the winners will receive one hamburger per week free of charge for a year.
People arrived with lawn chairs, backpacks, and very comfortable light clothing. By the morning the sun was so hot that people were eager to get inside.
The Meat District Co. chain originally arrived from Australia, and the food itself has an Australian and Portuguese background. With a variety of seasoned and cured meats, Meat District Co. will give any meat lover a run for their money. Every selection of meat in the house is aged for a minimum of 21 days to soak in all the spices.
Every ingredient is fresh and locally bought from the Los Angeles area. This includes the beer and wine selection, though some of the wines are imported from Australia.
Fallon Gomez, the manager of the restaurant, said the meat prepared in the restaurant is part of the Never Ever program, meaning that everything served is free of steroids, hormones, and antibiotics.
For those students who didn’t earn free burger privileges, Gomez said in the near future they will be able to apply to the restaurant’s Cleaver Club to receive student discounts and other offers.