RaceTrac Opens First Convenience Store in Nashville Area
Kicking-Off Major Middle Tennessee Expansion
Kicking-Off Major Middle Tennessee Expansion
Up to 30 new locations and nearly 600 jobs planned for the regionNASHVILLE, TN (October 23, 2019) – RaceTrac proudly began its expansion into the Nashville area Wednesday with the grand opening of its first new convenience store in Gallatin, located in the Middle Tennessee region. The event featured a ribbon cutting ceremony performed by RaceTrac CEO Max McBrayer, RaceTrac Chief Legal Officer Joe Akers, Tennessee House of Representatives Majority Leader William Lamberth of Tennessee’s 44th District, Mayor of Gallatin Paige Brown and Lucia Folk, Board Chair of Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee, along with an appearance by T-Rac and the Tennessee Titans cheerleaders.
“The Nashville market continues its unprecedented growth with a daily influx of new residents and steady stream of new businesses,” said Max McBrayer, CEO of RaceTrac. “On behalf of RaceTrac, we are humbled by the opportunity to make our tasty food and beverage offers, friendly, professional people, and competitively-priced fuel a part of your daily routine.”
Mayor Brown spoke about RaceTrac’s future impact on the community. “We’re honored RaceTrac has chosen Gallatin to celebrate its entrance into Middle Tennessee,” said the mayor. “The city of Gallatin is filled with people that possess true grit and amazing grace – a perfect alignment for RaceTrac as they deliver on their mission of making people’s lives simpler and more enjoyable. With two stores planned for Gallatin, we’ll continue to work with RaceTrac on this mission by providing jobs for the hardworking and skilled people of our city.”
Next, Majority Leader Lamberth echoed his excitement for RaceTrac and the commitment the company has made to the state. “RaceTrac is investing over $100 million in Tennessee, and I look forward to the continued economic investment, delicious food and competitively-priced fuel they will bring to the state.”
Attendees were welcomed to the all-new convenience store with free food and beverage items, along with grand prize giveaways, including $500 RaceTrac gift cards, “Free for a Year” offers on RaceTrac’s “Crazy Good Coffee” and other beverages, made-in-store pizza and Swirl World frozen desserts. Those first to arrive were also provided coupons for various RaceTrac products.
During the grand opening event, RaceTrac and Second Harvest also announced their 2020 partnership dedicated to fundraising and donating to those struggling with food insecurity throughout Middle Tennessee.
RaceTrac will donate up to $50,000 to Second Harvest through its RaceTrac Gives Back Program that will be held at each Tennessee-area RaceTrac location that opens in 2020. These in-store fundraising efforts will provide more than 200,000 meals to the Middle Tennessee community.
“Second Harvest is dedicated to serving the Middle Tennessee community by providing meals to our neighbors struggling with hunger, so a partnership with a company like RaceTrac who’s already so actively involved in the various communities they serve will allow us to further expand our impact across the state,” said Lucia Folk, Board Chair of Second Harvest.
At RaceTrac convenience stores, guests can expect to find a variety of tasty food and beverage favorites, as well as its freshly-ground, freshly-brewed “Crazy Good Coffee,” made-in-store pizza, and Nathan’s Famous 100 Percent All Beef Hot Dogs. RaceTrac is also the only convenience store to offer Swirl World frozen desserts, which include a variety of ice creams, yogurts, sorbets and Italian ice. Whether it’s a taquito for breakfast or frozen yogurt for dinner, RaceTrac is a judgement-free zone that has a Whatever Gets You Going style of convenience for guests. Its professional, friendly team members are here to welcome you and ensure you have everything you need to refuel, recharge and get to your next destination.
RaceTrac will build about 30 stores throughout Middle Tennessee by 2023, including locations already planned or under construction in Clarksville, Murfreesboro, Smyrna, Hendersonville and Spring Hill.
About Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee
For 40 years, Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee has followed its mission of feeding hungry people and finding innovative ways to solve hunger issues in our communities. As a private, not-for-profit and tax-exempt organization, Second Harvest distributes food and other products to approximately 490 nonprofit partner agencies in 46 counties in Middle and West Tennessee. Our partners include food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, childcare facilities, senior centers, group homes, and youth enrichment programs. For more information about Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee, its mission and programs, please visit secondharvestmidtn.org.