I shop there rather often, but they have the worst habit of opening a mere one and possibly two registers while the line goes so deep it wraps around the center freezer in a circle.Me and my better half love Aldi, I may never go in Food Lion again. People will moan and fuss about it coming, but if I remember a couple years back alot of the folks belittled the one down in Hollywood, sure looks like that parking lot has alot of cars in it most of the time.
Occasionally, an employee will shout that they're opening a new register ---
But when I worked retail, we had a RULE - more than three in a line, open a new one. When it's CLEAR - shut one down.
I'm not crazy about Harris-Teeter's prices, but they are almost always VERY GOOD at making sure you don't wait - sometimes walking up to you and leading you to a newly opened register - or standing in the main aisle to encourage you to go to theirs.
On a similar note, I'm kind of disgusted that BJ's STILL has people queued up, down one of the main aisles with someone directing the queue. Worse, they rarely have more than two full service stations open, preferring people to check themselves out. They did this during the height of the pandemic, but it's long since outlived its usefulness. Wal-Mart is the worst and I will never shop there unless I HAVE TO.