Giant Eagle’s Market District food stores introduced on Thursday the company’s first innovative neighborhood restaurant dining and food shopping experience. The new Market District Express store is located on Route 19 and Circle Road in McMurray, Pa. The concept combines fresh, chef-created meals to eat in or take out with a curated selection of traditional and specialty groceries.
“As a company, Giant Eagle is always looking for ways to continue to enhance and expand our multi-format strategy to anticipate and exceed ever-evolving customer needs,” said Giant Eagle CEO Laura Karet. “Market District Express is the next step in the development of our concepts, combining a modern dining experience in a contemporary rustic atmosphere, with a grocery selection that allows area customers to shop close for their everyday needs.”
At approximately 15,500 s.f., the Market District concept is open from 6 a.m.-midnight seven days a week, and offers easy-to-navigate aisles and soaring wood beam ceilings that provide a bright and airy feel, according to the company. Market District Express has an indoor dining room seating 84. Just outside, the patio seats 46 and features two linear fire tables.
“We’ve brought our passion for food to this new smaller footprint while continuing to refine our take on restaurant dining,” Karet said. “The chefs at Market District Express have created an exciting menu of meals prepared to order, brought directly to your table and served with unsurpassed quality and freshness.”
The breakfast menu features unique twists on popular breakfast fare like vanilla-buttermilk French toast and breakfast burritos topped with tomatillo chipotle salsa made with organic and farm fresh ingredients. Customers can also choose from custom-made omelets, fresh-baked bagels, mixed berries and breakfast sandwiches for those on the go.
The lunch and dinner menu offers a selection of made-to-order sandwiches, sides and entrees, including stone-hearth baked pizzas, gourmet burgers, fresh made-daily soups, herb-roasted salmon, flat iron steak and pommes frites and rosemary paillard of chicken, served to the table by Market District Express team members aided by a new electronic direct-table delivery system.
Additionally, the restaurant at Market District Express offers hand-made sushi rolls, a licensed Starbucks coffee kiosk, as well as the company’s first self-serve frozen yogurt bar with multiple flavors and an assortment of toppings.
Market District Express also offers a variety of farm-fresh conventional and natural and organic produce, unique seasoned and international foods, an assortment of specialty cheeses, olives and charcuterie, more than 300 varieties of domestic, imported and craft beers, a dairy department, deli meats, self-service meat and seafood cases, candy, frozen products and floral.
The Market District Express grocery offerings are focused on the most popular brand names, Market District branded products and specialty items. An in-house bakery produces gourmet pastries and desserts. The Chopping Block provides fresh pre-cut vegetables and meats and bulk foods, including beans, rice and grains, granola and cereals, dried fruit and party mixes.
Additionally, Market District Express includes an in-store pharmacy with drive-thru access and promotions like seasonal free antibiotics and free prenatal vitamins, the doubling of manufacturer coupons up to 99 cents and the ability to earn fuelperks! via the Giant Eagle Advantage Card. Customers can redeem fuelperks! at the adjacent 16-pump GetGo open 24 hours a day and get a car wash at the nearby WetGo.