"We usually go to the one in Penndel, but this one is much closer for us," said Richardson. "It has good, quality products at good prices. That's what keeps me coming back."
By 8 a.m., Richardson was joined by more than 100 eager shoppers ready to take advantage of a coupon for $10 off the first $20 spent and a free re-usable bag of groceries.
Representatives from Bottom Dollar Food and local dignitaries cut the ribbon at 8 a.m. and invited the awaiting public to grab a cart and get shopping. Store manager Bob Swank was on hand to welcome the customers and help them navigate through the aisles.
"We want to set ourselves apart by having quality items at low prices," said Swank, who opened the Penndel Bottom Dollar Food in 2010. "If someone just needs to grab two things, we want to get them in and out of the store as efficiently as we can."
Helping Swank with the management are the 40 new employees hired to man registers and keep the shelves stocked. State Representative Tina Davis welcomed the creation of new, local jobs in her district.
"I am absolutely thrilled for more jobs in the community," said Davis as she browsed through the store. "The staff here is very friendly, and the cheaper prices are great. I have three kids, and I know how careful families have to be with money."
As part of the grand opening festivities, Bottom Dollar Food made a $1,500 donation to local non-profits. A $500 check was presented to the Bristol Borough Community Action Group to provide the organization with needed food safety handling equipment. The remainder of the contribution was presented to Philabundance, which will provide funding to additional feeding agencies in the area to support hunger relief efforts.Bottom Dollar Food is located at 2990 Edgely Rd. in Bristol Township. Hours: Mon.-Sat. 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sun. 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. For more information, call (215) 949-9140.