One Food City location’s construction is now underway. Two other Georgia locations were recently announced. (Photo: Contributed)

Construction began on one new Food City location, while plans for two more stores were announced.

Construction on a new, updated Missionary Ridge location began recently at the store’s former site.

The new location will span more than 38,100 square feet and feature an in-store bakery and deli; a hot bar; a bigger café and seating area; expanded grocery, produce and frozen sections; five additional check-out lanes, one express lane and four self-check-out lanes; a drive-through pharmacy and a three-pump gas station with diesel.


The store will also have new energy-saving upgrades like energy-efficient glass cooler doors and motion sensor lighting.

“The Mission Ridge area residents have certainly been supportive of our company and we’re
excited to have the opportunity to build a new, larger, much improved Food City to replace the
former outdated facility,” Food City President and Chief Executive Officer Steven C. Smith said in a prepared statement.

New stores announced
Two new Food City stores were recently announced for Dalton, Georgia and Ringgold/Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia.

The Dalton location will have more than 48,600 square feet and will feature an in-store bakery and deli; a large café seating area; a deluxe fresh food bar and pizzeria; expanded grocery, frozen food, and produce departments; a floral boutique; and a large gourmet, international and specialty items.

This store will also use several energy-saving techniques in its technology.

The Ringgold/Fort Oglethorpe location will have these same departments and features, but will also include an in-store branch of Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union and a gas station with five pump stations and diesel fuel.

“Our customers will find the same exceptional customer service, top quality products and
competitive pricing they have come to expect from Food City, housed in a more energy efficient
model, along with some exciting new features and conveniences,” Smith said in a prepared statement.