press release

August 30, 2012

Christopher Brand
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Carlisle, PA – GIANT Food Stores today announced that the doors to the new Beer Garden and Eatery have opened in its Gettysburg store located at 44 Natural Springs Road. Recently the chain was granted a restaurant liquor license from the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB). The new Beer Garden and Eatery seats thirty-two 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 Gettysburg store to include the new Beer Garden and Eatery, offering a selection of domestic and imports 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
  • An abundant salad bar with all the fixings
  • Piping hot, savory soups
  • 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 fourth GIANT/MARTIN’S store to sell beer in Pennsylvania.


Headquartered in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, GIANT/MARTIN’S is a leading retail grocer in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia, operating under the names of GIANT Food Stores and MARTIN’S Food Markets and employing nearly 30,000 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. GIANT/MARTIN’S was recently awarded the Golden Grocer Award by the U.S. Department of Agriculture for its leadership in the fight against hunger. 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