The Fresh Grocer of Upper Darby Opens

September 30, 2016
Contact: Carly Spross 
Office: (610) 622-1520 x212 
cspross@drexeline.com 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

UPPER DARBY, PA (Sept. 30, 2016) -The Fresh Grocer of Upper Darby celebrated its grand opening 
earlier today with a ribbon cutting ceremony and check presentation to Philabundance. Doors opened 
to the public immediately following the ceremony at 9:00 a.m. 

Upper Darby Township Mayor Thomas N. Micozzie along with Sen. Tom McGarrigle, Rep. Margo 
Davidson, and other local elected officials joined the celebration which culminated with the 
supermarket’s $10,000 check presentation to Philabundance. The donated funds will support local 
huger relief efforts, providing over 20,000 meals to people in need. 

The 53,000-square-foot Fresh Grocer is owned and operated by Patrick J. Burns and the Burns family, 
who have more than 30 years experience in the supermarket business in the Greater Philadelphia area. 

“We are delighted and excited to open our newest Fresh Grocer supermarket in Upper Darby,” said 
Burns. “We look forward to providing the community with a first-class shopping experience for years to 
come.” 

The store offers a state-of-the-art shopping experience with over 40 varieties of home style prepared 
hot entrees made fresh daily, fire grilled chicken, Chinese cuisine, a garden fresh salad bar, and Fresh 
Grocer’s signature made-to-order hoagies and sandwiches. Customers will also find an in-store bakery 
featuring special occasion cakes, an expansive meat department offering a service case with trained 
butchers available for custom cuts and special orders; a wide variety of fruits, vegetables and local 
produce; full service deli and seafood departments, and a beer and wine garden with wide variety of 
domestics and imports. The store also offers an online shopping service via thefreshgrocer.com with 
store pick-up and home delivery options available daily. Additionally, shoppers who spend $50 or more 
are welcome to utilize the store’s shuttle service that provides complimentary rides home for customers 
and their groceries. 

The new Fresh Grocer of Upper Darby employs approximately 200 full-and part-time workers and is 
open daily from 6:00 a.m. to Midnight. The store is located at 421 S. 69th Street, Upper Darby, PA 19082. 

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About Burns’ Family Neighborhood Markets 
A member of the Wakefern Food Corp., a retailer-owned cooperative, Patrick J. Burns currently operates 
six Fresh Grocer supermarkets and two ShopRite supermarkets, located throughout the Greater 
Philadelphia area. Under Patrick’s leadership, Burns’ Family Neighborhood Markets specializes in 
providing high-quality perishables in urban and suburban environments and are committed to 
understanding the needs, tastes and traditions of the communities in which their stores are located, and 
make it a priority to offer an assortment of products and services to meet those various needs. Burns’ 
Family Neighborhood Markets are also committed to improving food access and to promoting the health 
and wellness of its customers, associates and communities. 

 

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