Great crowd, great fun at Food City 300

Betsi JamesOur Town Eats

Good friends, good times at Bristol Motor Speedway on Sept. 15 at the Food City 300. Dale Earnhardt Jr. finished the race, and the crowd was spirited. Was going to refer you to the website, but it’s already gone. Replaced by next spring’s Food City 500. Details here.

The Food City team at Bristol


Food City Pep Rally coming to Halls

That’s right. Travis Woody and the team at Halls Food City will host a parking-lot party on Friday, Sept. 22, to get fans fired up for the UTSA Roadrunners. Do they really have a linebacker named Pig Cage? Food City in Halls is at 7202 Maynardville Hwy. Two more pep rallies are set for:

  • Friday, Sept 29 – pre-South Carolina – Food City #626, 1388 Tesla Blvd., Alcoa
  • Friday, Oct 13 – pre-Texas A&M – Food City #682, 7608 Mountain Grove Dr., South Knox

Come meet cheerleaders; Smokey, both dog and mascot; vendors with samples; and register to win tickets to the game.

School Bucks: Food City has pledged $800,000 in contributions for the upcoming school year. With Food City’s School Bucks Challenge, it’s easy to earn reward points. For every $1 you spend, using your Food City ValuCard, you’ll receive 1 point for the school you have selected. The competition is underway and will run through May 7, 2024. To ensure your points credit to the school of your choice, simply go online to to link your Food City ValuCard to your preferred school. Since the program’s inception, Food City has awarded over $22 million to more than 1,000 schools. Info: coordinator Lisa Johnson at 1-800-232-0174.

Seasonal flu vaccine: Food City Pharmacy locations will once again be providing the flu vaccine this immunization season. Seasonal flu vaccine provides protection against the most common strains of influenza. Vaccinations are available on a walk-up basis at Food City immunizing pharmacies and will continue throughout flu season, based upon vaccine availability. Visit for a complete list of immunizing locations. Food City Pharmacists can immunize individuals 12 years and older.

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.


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