According to, buzz surrounding the store’s opening continued well into the lunch rush the following day, where cars frequently had to circle the lot to find parking with all of more than 50 parking spaces filled. Motorists started parking on entrance driveways, and wait time for chicken orders timed out at close to 30 minutes.

Royal Farms is set to open additional New Jersey stores in Bellmawr, Gloucester City, East Greenwich, Mount Lauren and Evesham over the next 18 months. The convenience operator began moving its banner north with the opening of a Ridley Township, Pa., store in early 2015, followed by a second in Upper Chichester, Pa., CSNews Online previously reported.