Chip's Family Restaurant coming to Fairfield
Chip's Family Restaurant, a 160-seat restaurant founded in Orange in 1966 by Charles Marks, plans to open a second outlet in a 4,600-square-foot space formerly occupied by Blockbuster, at 525 Tunxis Hill Cutoff.
The new venue, which will have 169 seats and about 50 employees, is expected to open in early September with the same menu as the original Chip's. George Chatzoploulos and Kostantina Bajko, siblings who bought the business nine years ago, have entered into a 20- to 25-year lease for the space owned by United Properties of Fairfield.
Chip's menu offers a variety of breakfast, lunch and dinner items, in addition to about 30 types of "perfect pancakes," according to its website. Pancake choices include bacon, strawberry shortcake and pina colada.