New Flash Foods coming to Fair Road

Bailey Adcock

Developers are constructing a new Flash Foods on Fair Road between Popeye’s and Heritage Bank. Construction is being done by the Solid Rock Company, a construction company out of Jesup, Ga.

This will be the second Flash Foods in Statesboro, with the other located at the corner of Main Street and Veteran’s Memorial Parkway.

Flash Foods is known to many students as having some of the cheapest gas in town. As of Tuesday, Feb. 16, the Flash Foods on Main St. was only charging about $1.69 per gallon of regular fuel.

“I like Flash Foods. I like cheap and convenient gas,” Rachel Parker, junior childhood and family development major, said.

The new location on Fair Road will be closer for most Georgia Southern students.

“I feel like it will make cheap gas more convenient so I don’t have to drive all the way across town,” Jessica Browning, sophomore childhood and family development major, said.

Like many gas stations around town, Flash Foods has a few loyalty programs you can take part in.

Their Go Blue payment card, a franchise credit card, allows cardholders to save 5 cents per gallon and receive 2 percent cash back on purchases made within the store.

As a non-credit alternative, Flash Foods provides customers with a loyalty program called Rewards in a Flash.

This program provides frequent customers with discounts and rewards just for being customers. These rewards range from free drinks to cash back to contests and sweepstakes.

Flash Foods features monthly and daily specials on snacks, gas, and other purchases. February’s specials include two Java Monsters for $4, Crack Jack’d snack mix two for $4 and all Stride gum flavors are only 99 cents.

On the other hand, their daily deals include two king-sized Hershey’s bars for $3.33, Buy 10, Get 1 free beverage clubs and 49 cents money orders.

“I don’t have a car, so I don’t pay attention to the gas prices, but if I could walk to one to get snacks and stuff that’d be great,” Megan Moss, freshman accounting major, said.

Construction permits were acquired in November 2015, but no date has been announced for completion.

Photo courtesy of Kelly Lowery.