A few people have emailed me asking me more about the new grocery store that I am always raving about. So I decided to make of list of all the reasons that I love our new Food Lion. I'm not alone in my love of this store either, Lucas thinks going is a BIG treat.
*It is 5 seconds from our house (it's on Dean Forest across from the entrance to Southbridge)
*Everyone is friendly and greets you with, "welcome to YOUR neighborhood Food Lion"
*The people in each department always point out the specials going on so you don't miss them
*They have kid sized carts that Lucas can push
*They have race car carts for when Lucas doesn't feel like walking
*They have free balloons
*They have 69 cent coffee (in the Bakery section)
*Not too Big and still has a decent selection
*Black & White pictures of local places around the store
*The sweet lady in the frozen foods section always gives Lucas a free banana Popsicle
*They had free Easter Bunny photos & free Easter egg cookies at Easter
*This past Saturday they gave a free loaf of bread to every customer that wanted it (it was going to expire the next day, but still good)
*They mark their meat and lunch meat down REALLY cheap several days before the expiration date. (We've gotten 1.5 lbs of fresh boneless skinless chicken breast for $0.87!) I always stock up and toss it in the freezer.
*Since they are always marking stuff down well before it expires they always have FRESH stuff on the shelf
*They donate OODLES of food twice a week to the 2nd Harvest Food Bank (they ask customers if they would like to donate a can or box of something that is on sale usually something around fifty cents and then 2nd Harvest comes and picks up the food)
*When you leave they always thank you for coming and tell you that they hope to see you soon.