Since 1953, Welch’s Stop and Shop has offered customers the finest quality meats, prepared dishes, side dishes, groceries, produce, and fresh baked bread. Ed Welch, owner of Welch’s Stop and Shop along with his mother, Jeanette, says that the region has come to depend on the quality of food at their store and that they have added many new items to their offerings to meet the needs and requests of customers. “We’re continuously changing,” says Welch. “We’ve added some new things to the menu.”
Among the new items is a twist on one of their standards, marinated chicken breast. They have added new flavors to the menu. Customers can choose from flavors like butter garlic, Italian marinated, sundried tomato, and Santa Fe salsa. Of course, these marinades and chicken breasts are all homemade and the finest quality for which Welch’s is known. Another new item is one that brings together the best of both worlds—brats and beer. Partnering with Crown Brewing Company of Crown Point, Welch’s offers a brat made fresh daily, mixed with Crown brown beer for fantastic flavor. Other flavored brats include a jalapeno bacon cheddar brat and a supreme pizza brat. There are also a variety of stuffed hamburgers that are great for grilling. Choose from a bacon cheddar burger, jalapeno cheddar burger, and a bleu cheese mushroom burger.
Welch says that they have also added a number of heat and eat items to the menu. “These are so convenient to grab on the way home from work. They’re quick, easy, and a tasty wholesome meal for the family to sit down to and enjoy together. People are asking for better quality meals as they move away from fast food and they want something for the whole family. We have our homemade beef stroganoff, homemade chicken and noodle, and homemade chop suey, which are new. We offer a lot of dishes that you can’t find much anymore, such as stuffed cabbage, barbecue pork and beef, and stuffed peppers,” says Welch. Other items include steaks, sausage, smoked meats, marinated chicken, bakery items, deli salads, lunchmeats, cheeses, barbeque ribs and chicken, sloppy joe, soups, Swedish meatballs, sauerkraut and sausage, Italian beef, and roast beef.
Parties are a breeze with Welch’s huge selection of trays. There are trays for nibbling and entertaining, like cheese and meat trays or vegetable trays. And there are plenty of combo trays so you can make your own custom selection for guest with a variety of fresh meats for every occasion. They also offer a dozen different flavors of beef jerky and beef sticks.
Welch’s Stop and Shop is dedicated to their customers. Welch says, “We’ve been a foundation in the region because we provide the best product with the best service. I really think our service is the best around and people see that,” he says. Customer service means fast, friendly, smiling staff, says Welch. “My staff enjoys the interaction with people. They’re fast and they’re good at what they do,” he says.
For more information:
Welch’s Stop and Shop
11333 West 95th St.
St. John, IN