"You see some of the same people," said David Vincent of Meriden. "I know a lot of these people were at the Wallingford and even a couple of us were at the Enfield opening."
With it came 100 new jobs.
Franchise owner Sarah Gaudiano said she would host an overnight party a few hours before the opening. It's open to guests who live in zip codes surrounding the location.
"My team members and I can't wait to welcome our guests to our community's first Chick-fil-A restaurant," Gaudiano said. "We're not just in the chicken business - we're in the people business. Our goal is to provide a remarkable experience for every customer, every time, by serving food our guests can truly feel good about eating, providing sincere hospitality and to be a good neighbor to North Haven and the surrounding communities."
Some die-hards claim the food is worth the wait.
"Well I really like chicken. I really like their barbecue sauce. Their waffle fries, you can't mess with. Their lemonade is on point," said Bill Henry of Milford.