press release

December 22, 2015

Media Contact:
Samantha Krepps
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NEW BEER GARDEN AND EATERY OPENS AT ST. DAVIDS GIANT FOOD STORE New convenience saves time for customers

Carlisle, PA – GIANT Food Stores opened its new Beer Garden and Eatery in its store located at 550 E. Lancaster Avenue, St. Davids. The Beer Garden and Eatery seats 32 and is open Monday – Saturday, 7a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sundays, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.

“We’re focused on saving time for our customers, and our newest Beer Garden and Eatery gives our St. Davids area customers the convenience of purchasing beer while grocery shopping,” said Erik Keptner, senior vice president of sales, merchandising and marketing, GIANT.

Customers will have a “mix-a-six” option where they can create their own six packs from a variety of craft beers. Customers can also choose from eat-in and take-out selections offered, including a hot buffet, salad bar, sandwiches, wraps and subs, sushi, piping hot soups, Chinese food, baked foods and desserts, and a wide selection of other beverage and Starbucks coffee.

GIANT enforces a 100% proof-of-age policy at the new Beer Garden and Eatery. Cashiers will ask for proper identification – a valid driver’s license, passport or military identification card – from any customer wanting to purchase alcohol, regardless of age.

This location marks the 17th GIANT/MARTIN’S store to sell beer in Pennsylvania.


GIANT/MARTIN’S is committed to working every day to help its customers save money, save time and eat well. Founded in 1923 in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, GIANT/MARTIN’S operates nearly 200 grocery stores in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia, under the names of GIANT Food Stores and MARTIN’S Food Markets. GIANT/MARTIN’S employs more than 33,000 associates and is a division of Ahold USA. In addition to working with hundreds of local and regional organizations annually, GIANT/MARTIN’S has a long-standing focus on efforts to eradicate hunger and improve the quality of life for children. GIANT/MARTIN’S is one of the top ten fund-raisers in the country for local Children’s Miracle Network hospitals. The company was also recognized as 2015 Chain Retailer of the Year by Grocery Headquarters. For more information visit the GIANT or MARTIN'S websites.Find GIANT and MARTIN'S on Facebook and on Twitter @GiantFoodStores or @MartinsFoodMkts.