Trumbull Fryborg delayed another 4 to 6 weeks

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Milford, Connecticut - Friday, August 24, 2018: A serving of french fries with dipping sauces at Fryborg in Milford, an eclectic eatery featuring hand-cut french fries as the main attraction with variation of flavorings and dipping sauces on a menu that also includes sandwiches.

Milford, Connecticut - Friday, August 24, 2018: A serving of french fries with dipping sauces at Fryborg in Milford, an eclectic eatery featuring hand-cut french fries as the main attraction with variation of flavorings and dipping sauces on a menu that also includes sandwiches.

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TRUMBULL — Jonathan Gibbons understands that people are getting impatient for the opening of the new branch of Fryborg. He’s getting pretty antsy himself.

“I’m so anxious and ready to get open,” said Gibbons, who already has both a Fryborg food truck and a Milford location of the restaurant. “I want to be open as fast as I can.”

But Gibbons, who had hoped to open his Trumbull restaurant at 10 Broadway Road at the end of August, is facing a delay of another four to six weeks. He said the project is mostly done, but he’s waiting on a few pieces to be completed before the eatery is ready to go.

“A lot of the work is done, it’s just finishing up some contract work,” he said. “It’s mostly just about finding contractors and getting on their schedule.”

Late last year, Gibbons got approval from the Planning and Zoning Commission to convert the Broadway Road building, which once housed Trumbull Pharmacy, into an outpost of Fryborg, perhaps best known for its hand-cut fries with a choice of more than 15 dipping sauces and an array of toppings.

When the project was first announced, Gibbons said he hoped to open in May, but knew that prediction was somewhat optimistic. By the time May rolled around, he said it was more likely that the Trumbull Fryborg would be opening in August.

Fryborg isn’t the only restaurant project in town beset by delays. Both the Mexican restaurant Guacamole, at the Westfield Trumbull Mall and the Italian restaurant Ecco, in the Long Hill Market, were delayed by months.

Gibbons said Fryborg’s sign is up and “things are continuing to get done. I’m just not able to get things done as quickly as I would like to or as quickly as I would have” in pre-COVID-19 pandemic times.