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.

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.

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

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.

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.”

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

[via New York Daily News, Twitter]