The grand opening celebration for FriendShip Kitchen includes 11 days of deals and food sampling.
FriendShip Stores, a convenience, food and fuel retailer in Ohio, recently celebrated the Grand Opening of its new concept FriendShip Kitchen store in Elyria. The 5,500- square-foot store is the largest of the 25 FriendShip stores that the company operates along the shores of Lake Erie, from Toledo to Cleveland.
The Grand Opening kicked off July 26 at 11 a.m. and featured a ribbon cutting ceremony with Brian Beck, co-owner and leader of the company’s convenience store division. Also present were Tony Gallo, president of the Lorain County Chamber of Commerce, Brenda Davis, Elyria City Council Ward 2 and Lori Kokoski, Lorain County Commissioner.
During the 11-day celebration, guests will be treated to free coffee and cappuccinos, product sampling, as well as other specials from the FriendShip Kitchen. Our FriendShip Kitchen foods are freshly prepared on premises. There will be live radio remotes, spin and win prizes, and other fun activities and exciting giveaways. The first winner of the Free Chicken for a year was drawn during the radio remote on Thursday.
“The first 100 guests each day from July 26-29 will receive a Free FriendShip Coffee Travel Mug and be eligible to register to win a Free Chicken Dinner each week for a year,” explained Kevin Campbell, marketing director. “Guests will also be eligible to enter and win our Free Gas for a Year promotion, which will be drawn on the last day of the festivities.”
Located at 41186 Beechwood Drive (at Lorain Blvd), this new store features many firsts for FriendShip including its first new store of 2018, the introduction of the FriendShip Fuel brand, and the unveiling of its proprietary FriendShip Kitchen restaurant.
“Our Guests are enjoying our freshly hand-breaded chicken, FriendShip recipe pizza and hot breakfast sandwiches, prepared by our FriendShip Kitchen chefs,” said Ed Burcher, vice president of foodservice. “There really is something for everyone all through the day—from oven baked breakfast pizza, stuffed burritos and egg sandwiches for breakfast, paired with coffee made from premium roasted beans to lunch and dinner choices that range from salads to sandwiches, pizza and FriendShip’s signature hand-breaded chicken. We have worked for the last year to develop and refine the offer so that our Guests enjoy the tastiest chicken and pizza. This has been a real team effort in building this new store offer and format for FriendShip.”
Beck Suppliers and FriendShip Stores Founded by Virgil Beck in 1950, Beck Suppliers Inc. is a family owned and operated retail and wholesale petroleum marketer. The company distributes Marathon, Sunoco, BP and Shell motor fuels to independent retailers as well as to its company operated FriendShip store locations. Beck Suppliers also distributes propane and heating oil to thousands of Midwest homes and businesses. The company’s construction division specializes in the installation and removal of petroleum fueling systems as well as the installation, maintenance, support and operation of car washes.