"More Than A Thousand People Lined Up Outside Of The New Giant IKEA Store In Burbank"
the first 26 people received a free sofa, while the subsequent 100 each received a free chair. The first 2,500 people will get a gift card to use at the store's 600-seat restaurant.
People were allowed to begin lining up at 6 a.m., three hours prior to the 9 a.m. grand opening. At about 8:30 a.m. this morning, officials including Burbank Mayor Jess Talamantes sawed a log in half—the Swedish equivalent of cutting a ribbon.