CICERO, N.Y. -- Central New York now has two new grocery stores, as discount chain Aldi has opened new locations in DeWitt and Cicero.
Thursday morning, the Cicero store, in the former Country Max location, was busy after opening just a few hours before.
Aldi is similar to European grocery stores, where you need to bring your own bags or pay extra for them. There are currently more than 1,200 Aldi stores in 31 states across the country.
The supermarket mostly carries their own products, which they claim are typically cheaper than name brand ones and some customers we spoke with agree.
"You know, I raise my children by myself, I'm a single parent, raising a couple of kids, it's a life saver to have these kinds of prices and the food and the quality is great," said Cicero resident Ken Canestraro.
If you are interested in checking Aldi out, remember to bring your bags and that the store does not take credit cards, only cash or debit and EBT cards. WIC is also not accepted.