Giant Food Growing in Maryland

Giant Food, a regional grocery chain in greater Washington, D.C., is excited with the opening of a new store in Bethesda, Maryland, located at 5320 Zenith Overlook. Doors officially opened at 6:00 A.M. on Friday, January 26th, marking the grand opening of this highly anticipated addition to the community. The Bethesda store introduces a range of amenities, including a full-service pharmacy, expansive meat and seafood departments, an enhanced gourmet cheese selection, prepared food offerings, freshly made sushi, and a Starbucks. The new location aims to provide ample space, diverse departments, great value, and numerous services and conveniences for customers in the Bethesda community.

Ira Kress, President of Giant Food, expressed excitement about the new store, stating, “We’re thrilled to introduce a new store to the Bethesda community, including our newest pharmacy, offering ample space, expansive departments, great value and plenty of services and conveniences to delight our customers.”

The full-service Giant Food Pharmacy offers various services, including vaccine administrations by certified pharmacists, free consultations, and assistance with selecting over the counter and prescription products. The store has expanded its Flexible Rewards loyalty program, allowing members to earn points through eligible pharmacy transactions, including prescriptions and immunizations. Notably, Giant has expanded its partnership with local favorites, including Ledo Pizza and Ben’s Chili Bowl. Ledo Pizza, known for its square pizzas, will have its 13th Corner Shoppe location within the new store. Customers can enjoy fresh handmade dough with high-quality toppings, either as Take and Bake Ledo Pizza or by ordering one hot from the oven. Additionally, Giant has partnered with Ben’s Chili Bowl, an iconic D.C. restaurant, bringing beloved comfort foods to its one-stop-shopping experience.

Ira Kress emphasized the importance of featuring local favorites, saying, “Food is a reflection of the communities in which we live. Unique restaurants like Ledo Pizza and Ben’s Chili Bowl are special, integral fixtures that truly provide a taste of home.” The new Bethesda store replaces the Giant Food store located at 5400 Westbard Avenue in Bethesda. All staff members were given the opportunity to transfer to the nearby store, ensuring a seamless transition for loyal customers with no interruption in service.

Giant Food, committed to being a Better Neighbor, operates 165 supermarkets in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia, employing more than 20,000 associates. The Bethesda store is poised to offer a dynamic shopping experience, showcasing local favorites and diverse offerings for the community.