Weigel’s, East Tennessee’s oldest local dairy, announced the opening of its 68th store in Kingsport, Tenn.
“We’ve had many requests to expand to the Kingsport market,” said Weigel’s CEO Ken McMullen. “So we are excited to now offer our newest store design and fresh food offerings in this community. We have eight gas pumps with easy access, so our customers can get in and out and be on their way quickly. We have designed this store to serve our customers in Kingsport the best in every way possible.”
Located inside the store, guests can order made-to-order food items for all dayparts at the new Weigel’s Kitchen, now open, a dedicated quick foodservice kiosk. Fresh pizzas, paninis, burritos, breakfast bowls and hot soft pretzels are self-ordered from a guest-friendly touch screen ordering system. The Weigel’s Kitchen also offers soft-serve ice cream and shakes, along with other made-to-order subs.
Award-winning and Tennessee-produced fresh Weigel’s milk continues to be delivered locally from Weigel’s Powell, Tenn. dairy, established in 1931. All Weigel’s milk is from local East Tennessee dairy farmers and is delivered from farm-to-store within 24 hours.
The new store also offers Weigel’s fresh baked goods like doughnuts, cinnamon rolls, muffins and cookies, delivered daily from Weigel’s Knoxville-based bakery. It also features no-fee ATMs.
“We want to assure our customers of a great shopping experience,” said McMullen. “Our focus on fresh local product offerings and convenience is what we strive for every day.”
A ribbon-cutting ceremony is planned for July 18 at 1:30 p.m. A special grand opening celebration will run July 22 through July 28.
Weigel’s is Convenience Store Decisions’ 2019 Chain of the Year.