BATON ROUGE, La. (BRProud) – Today is a big day for Lauren Courville Duncan.

Duncan is opening a new Checkers location in the Capital City.

The grand opening of the C modular restaurant took place at 10 a.m.

The first 50 people who went through the drive-thru were lucky enough to get free french fries for a year.

The workers at Checkers are going to spend the first week training.

Organizers said that during this first week, “all the food made is being donated to first responders in the area who are on the frontlines of COVID-19 in addition to sponsoring Baton Rouge General Medical Hospital with meals.”

The new Checkers is located at 4637 Florida St. near the AutoZone and Dollar General.