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.”
One of the new things on the menu is a completely new concept that Welch says they have added due to the demand of their customers—Open Flame Grill Catering. “We have two guys and grill that we send out to a party. We let the people mingle and we do the grilling. We take the stress out of your party so you can just enjoy it. People have been begging us for years to do this so we decided to start and we’re taking orders now,” says Welch.
Fresh off our grill to your guests include all of Welch’s Stop and Shop’s popular sandwiches and sides including Welch’s famous rib-eye steak sandwiches, hot dogs, brats, hamburgers, cheeseburgers, chicken sandwiches, Welch’s pulled pork, Welch’s pork chop sandwiches, and BBQ ribs, plus Welch’s famous BBQ smoked beans, potato salad, pasta salad, coleslaw, cut watermelon in season, and assorted individual bags of chips. They also provide all the paper goods so parties are worry free. Condiments are included too—sliced and diced tomatoes and onions, grilled onions, relish, ketchup, mustard and assorted cheese. “We also offer our family-style catering with selections like our Italian beef and mostaccioli,” says Welch.
Don’t forget to supplement the catering package 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.
Great food and great service is what Welch’s Stop and Shop brings to Open Flame Grill Catering. “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.