press release

November 1, 2012

Christopher Brand
[email protected]


Carlisle, PA – GIANT Food Stores today announced that the doors to the new Beer Garden and Eatery have opened in its Linglestown Road Super Food Store located at 2300 Linglestown Road in Harrisburg. Recently the chain was granted a restaurant liquor license from the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB).

The new Beer Garden and Eatery seats seventy-five and will be open Monday - Saturday 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM and Sundays 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM.

GIANT remodeled the Linglestown Road store to include the new Beer Garden and Eatery, offering the grocer’s largest selection of domestic and imports in the Commonwealth with an emphasis on craft and specialty beers. Customers will find a “mix-a-six” option where they can create their own six packs with a variety of craft beers. A wide variety of eat-in and take-out selections will also be offered including:

  • Hot and cold sandwiches, wraps, subs and Panini’s
  • Rotisserie and fried chicken
  • Made to order salads, an abundant salad bar with all the fixings, and savory soups
  • Piping hot pizza
  • Full service Chinese food
  • Luscious sushi selections
  • An array of baked goods and desserts
  • A wide selection of other beverages and coffee

GIANT is enforcing a 100% proof-of-age policy. 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 seventh GIANT/MARTIN’S store to sell beer in Pennsylvania.


Headquartered 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 31,000 associates. Founded in 1923, GIANT and MARTIN’S have a long-standing commitment to eradicate hunger and improve the quality of life for children in addition to working with hundreds of local organizations annually. The company was recognized for its leadership in the fight against hunger with the Golden Grocer Award by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. In addition, GIANT/MARTIN’S is one of the top ten fund-raisers in the country for local Children’s Miracle Network hospitals. GIANT and MARTIN’S are Ahold companies. For more information visit and Find us on Facebook at and