The stores will be a “Gen 3” version expected to include kiosks that allow customers to order from touch screen computers.
“We want to be in all three towns,” Weigel said in a phone interview. “We’re working with all three towns … we hope sometime next year to get started in Kingsport. … We’ll be looking at several locations in Kingsport, Johnson City and Bristol. We’re looking forward to it. … We think it will be a good market for us. … The folks have been very nice to us.”
The Powell, Tenn.-based business, established in 1931, has more than 80 locations across East Tennessee.
When asked what is unique about the business, Weigel responded: “We hope it’s the people who run our stores. That’s our strong point. We’re a dairy and bakery. We have some products that are unique to our industry. … But the people who operate our stores are our biggest asset.”
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