Chick-fil-A finally opened it’s much-anticipated Herald Square location in NYC over the weekend. The new store is now the largest CFA in the whole country.

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Hundreds of people camped outside on Friday night to wait for the chance to get free chicken sandwiches and waffle fries for a year. When the NYC Chick-fil-A opened its doors at 6am on Saturday morning, the lucky CFA fans who had been waiting overnight in the rain got to high five the staff members.


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Those same folks got Chick-fil-A blankets, cookies, and eye masks. (Wonder how much those are going for on eBay?)

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There was even a bit of romance in the air. One chicken-sandwich lover proposed to another chicken-sandwich lover so they could have chicken-sandwich–loving offspring.


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But it wasn’t all fun and games at the store’s grand opening. Lila Trenkova, a founder of an animal- and gay-rights activist group called Collectively Free, told NYDN, “I was very shocked by the amount of people lining up to support this company. I think that it’s ignorance rather than people actually not caring.” NYDN reports that “Trenkova and about two dozen others staged a demonstration outside the three-story behemoth to protest Chick-fil-A’s history as a conservative-owned chicken palace.”


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One thing’s for sure: Chick-fil-A’s sure got New Yorkers all riled up.

[via New York Daily News, Twitter]