Food City adds Starbucks in LaFollette, Newport

Betsi JamesOur Town Eats

The Food City team was in LaFollette on Aug. 1 to officially open the Starbucks inside the store, located at 2221 Jacksboro Pike, Ste. B1, LaFollette.

This marks the company’s 39th Starbucks location, with a number of others planned soon.

In fact, the 40th Starbucks inside Food City is set to open Monday, August 8, at 9:30 a.m. at 416 Eastern Plaza Shopping Center, Newport, Tennessee.

Starbucks offers a wide assortment of blended hot and cold coffees and beverages, including seasonal favorites, as well as an assortment of tasty breakfast sandwiches and pastries.

Food City has expanded its partnership with DoorDash, the local commerce platform, to include on-demand grocery delivery in 117 stores across five states. The partnership also includes on-demand delivery of a wide assortment of fresh floral arrangements in participating localities.

Food City also offers the added convenience of GoCart curbside pick-up, and online shopping for fresh-made deli items like party trays, special occasion cakes, holiday dinners, grab n’ go sandwiches and Shortcuts ready to heat and eat meals.

Jobs, jobs, jobs: Food City continues to hire for full- or part-time jobs, entry-level or skilled positions. Interested candidates can apply online at or visit any Food City store to complete an application.

Betsi James is special events manager for Food City’s Knoxville and Chattanooga divisions. BMS and Food City’s corporate office contributed to this report.

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