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People eagerly await famed kielbasa from New Britain business

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Martin Rosol's Meats' kielbasa. (WFSB photo) Martin Rosol's Meats' kielbasa. (WFSB photo)
Some people waited an hour for kielbasa at Martin Rosol's in New Britain. (WFSB photo) Some people waited an hour for kielbasa at Martin Rosol's in New Britain. (WFSB photo)
NEW BRITAIN, CT (WFSB) -

People have been lining up to get their hands on an Easter favorite in New Britain.

The holiday tradition of kielbasa from Martin Rosol’s Meats dates back decades.

“The food is good, the kielbasa is real good,” said Sandra Burgos of Southington.

Ted Rosol of Martin Rosol’s Meats said it’s been a tradition for generations.

“We sell hundreds of thousands of kielbasa during this time,” he said.

Workers at the plant said they know they’re in for a big rush right before Easter. They’re used to working long hours to help serve all those who wait for the famous food.

“The perfect Easter dinner has Martin Rosol kielbasa on the table,” Ted Rosol said. “We use quality meat in our product, and I think that's what makes the difference.”

It’s not just Connecticut folks who clamor for the kielbasa.

The business said it serves people from Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island and places even farther.

“I have to get kielbasa to send to Alabama,” Burgos said. “But I have to overnight it to my mother. She's gotta have this kielbasa.”

It was almost a kielbasa-free Easter for customers after a fire at the plant in mid-February.

It spread from some duct work to the roof with smoke rising over the street.

The business said it was quickly extinguished and it got back on track just in time for the people who waited more than an hour for the staples to their Easter dinners.

Many said it was well worth it.

“It's just real good,” Burgos said. “Better than packaged ones, let me tell you. Much better, just real good.”

Check out Martin Rosol's Meats' website here.

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