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Leawood Sprint store brings food truck for customers in line to buy new iPhone X

Store 1 of 5 Sprint locations with phone in stock
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Posted at 12:57 PM, Nov 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-03 13:57:28-04

LEAWOOD, Kan. - Friday morning was full of iPhone and waffles for those waiting in line at the Sprint store in Leawood ahead of the Apple iPhone X release Friday morning.

The Sprint store brought in a chicken and waffles food truck to feed customers who woke up early or spent the night to be first in line to buy the new Apple iPhone X. 

Retail stores started selling the phones at 8 a.m. Friday.

The Sprint store at Town Center Plaza was one of five Sprint locations across the country selling the iPhone to customers who didn't pre-order one. Regional President Tim Donahue said the store would likely run out of supply before the day ended.

The phones cost $999, but Sprint is offering a discount. The phone's features include face-recognition software to unlock the device, customizable emoji and a faster processor. 

Donahue said one customer was so excited to get his hands on the new phone, he took the day off work. 

“He's self-employed. He said, ‘I'll get back to my customers tomorrow. I'm going to play with the new iPhone.’ So, people are very excited,” Donahue explained. 

Brandon Francois, 15, and his older sister spent the night sleeping in their car outside the Town Center store. They were first in line when the store opened Friday. 

“It makes me happy when I have stuff that nobody else can get,” Francois said with a smile. 

The teenager said he planned on downloading Snapchat as soon as he got his phone up and running.

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