Chick-Fil-A devotees take note: the fried chicken chain has revealed that October 3rd will mark the debut of their first (fully stocked) store in New York City. The new franchise—set to open north of Herald Square at 1000 Sixth Avenue at West 37th Street—will be owned and operated by Oscar Fittipaldi, an Argentine native who previously ran a Philly outpost of the chicken franchise, reports Crains. With past experience under his belt, Fittipaldi already has big plans to make waffle fries available to New Yorkers past normal fast food business hours.

So will this be 24-hour Chick-Fil-A? Not quite, as the company demands all of its stores close on Sundays. But it seems like this outpost will at least stay open in the small hours of the day, as Fittipaldi has apparently planned to hire 180 staff members to keep up with demand. The 5,000-square-foot, multi-floor space will house 10 cash registers and somewhere in the ballpark of 80 seats.

This will be the first of two Manhattan stores in the company's expansion plans, with a second opening near Rockefeller Center in the near future. Despite the Chick-Fil-A's noted anti-gay actions, they've grown to be the eighth largest fast food restaurant in sales and the most popular chicken chain in the USA (such BS Popeye's is way better). Will New Yorkers line up to get their chicken sandwich fix? Of course they will, even if our homegrown options are tastier and not homophobic.