There was a long line Saturday at the corner of 37th Street and Sixth Avenue in Midtown Manhattan. All those people were waiting to get a taste of a popular chicken chain's debut. The first public Chick-fil-A location in New York City celebrated its grand opening Saturday. (There was a previously opened location on the campus of NYU.)
Customers braved the bad weather to give it a try. Several were southerners who were introducing their northern friends to Chick-fil-A.
But Chick fil A’s opening was also met with protesters. The animal and gay rights group "Collectively Free" demonstrated outside the restaurant.
Chick-fil-A’s Baptist owners have angered many with their stance against same-sex marriage. The privately held company is closed on Sundays.