Mayor John Grimes, flanked by members of Food Lion management and employees, cuts the ribbon on the new Food Lion To Go program at the Siler City Food Lion last Monday morning. The new concept in the local store offers online shopping with delivery to the customers car for a low fee. The To Go program is now in operation.

Shopping just got easier at a local grocery store.

Food Lion on U.S. Hwy. 64 in Siler City has launched a new service, called Food Lion To Go, that allows a customer to order and pay on-line, and have their order placed in the car, without having to leave the vehicle. The concept is exciting the management at Food Lion.

“It allows customers to experience Food Lion in a different, more efficient way,” Regional Director Joe Panasei said. “It allows you to place an order from the comfort of home. We load up, and they drive off.”

Melissa Meadows is in charge of the new concept in the Siler City Food Lion store, after being a part of the To Go crew in the Liberty Food Lion.

“I love to shop, because I love to cook,” said Meadows. Because of her love of cooking, Meadows can also look at the customer’s order and make suggestions via text while picking up orders. She praised the new concept as part of the times that we live in. “People have been waiting for it. We have to keep up with the times.”

Mayor John Grimes cut the ribbon on the new delivery lanes last Monday, and praised the beginning of the new service at Food Lion.

“It’s a show of confidence that we’re on the right track for growth and jobs,” said Grimes. “They wouldn’t have improved the store if they didn’t see growth in the county and economy.