Weigel’s, Knoxville, Tennessee’s oldest local dairy, is opening its 68th store—a state-of-the art convenience store at 4401 West Stone Drive in Kingsport, Tennessee.
A ribbon cutting ceremony is planned for Thursday, July 18, at 1:30 p.m. A special grand opening celebration starts on Monday, July 22, and runs through Sunday, July 28.
“We’ve had many requests to expand to the Kingsport market.” said Ken McMullen, CEO, “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, 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.
Tennessee-produced fresh Weigel’s milk continues to be delivered locally from Weigel’s Powell, Tennessee, 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 donuts, 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. Our focus on fresh local product offerings and convenience is what we strive for every day,” said McMullen.
Weigel’s operates 68 convenience stores, a dairy and a bakery, all within a 100-mile radius of corporate headquarters in Powell, Tennessee.