Food City celebrates the Vols

Betsi JamesOur Town Eats

Knoxville held a parade down Gay Street to celebrate the Tennessee baseball team winning the College World Series. Food City was right in the middle, hosting the cheer team and Smokey in the big grocery cart. Watch short video here.

Dennis Quaid puts Food City on Public TV: Food City has partnered with Dennis Quaid on Viewpoint to educate and inform audiences about modern grocery practices and their impact on communities. See the first video here. Headquartered in Abingdon, Virginia, Food City operates 153 retail outlets across five states including southeast Kentucky, southwest Virginia, east Tennessee, north Georgia and Alabama.

Big Idaho Potato Truck: If you’re looking for a day trip on Saturday, Food City is excited to welcome the Big Idaho Potato Truck for a special appearance. It will be at the Cookeville Food City from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Central Daylight Time. The Big Idaho Potato Truck is the world’s largest potato on wheels. It tips the scale at four tons, which is about 21,562 medium-sized Idaho potatoes.

“A Big Helping” is the Big Idaho Potato Truck’s charitable component. They will be collecting signatures on their charity signature board during the appearance. Idaho is donating $1 (up to $500) to Breakthrough T1D (previously Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) for every signature captured during the event.

Betsi James is special events manager for Food City’s Knoxville and Chattanooga divisions.


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