Another of my business stops in Lancaster County was BB’s Grocery Outlet. This is a “plain chain”, with four locations throughout southeastern PA.

BB’s actually has a website which gives you the background:

BB’s Grocery Outlet is a discount grocery chain that was started in 1986 on an Amish Farm in Lancaster County, PA.  It began with the simple idea of providing quality groceries at greatly reduced prices to the local community.  We specialize in offering quality salvage and surplus merchandise to our communities.

I asked my Amish friend who was with me about the store. He was not sure about the current ownership, but it sounds like there might be some outside owners beyond the original founder.

The store is large – more the size of a standard grocery store than an Amish “shop” – but definitely has an Amish feel.

But there were many non-Amish shoppers as well as Plain people browsing the aisles. The place has a large parking lot which was quite full.

From what I could tell they do sell a lot of items of the bent-n-dent or soon-to-expire category.

I picked up some snack crackers. Not a very exciting purchase, but did the trick for my rumbling stomach.

And cheap, which seems to be the one thing in common among the items for sale. Good deals here.

Many of the cashiers were Amish, as were the employees working the aisles or in the warehouse section in the back. We said hello to a couple of my friends’ friends up front and working the warehouse.

The lighting and cooling systems also indicate the Amishness of this place.

This is a skylight, common in Amish stores, and a ceiling fan which looks like it is driven by pneumatic power.

The address and hours of this Lancaster County location:

581 Camargo Road
Quarryville, PA

Mon. – Fri.: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Saturday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Sunday: Closed

The other three locations – one each in Berks County, Lebanon County, and Cumberland County:

Morgantown (Berks County)
150 Morview Blvd.
Morgantown, PA

Mon. – Fri.: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Saturday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday: Closed

Schaefferstown (Lebanon County)
430 N. Market Street
Myerstown, PA

Mon. – Fri.: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Saturday: 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Sunday: Closed

In 2012 a reader gave us a look inside this Myerstown location; he said the place reminded him of an “Amish Costco”.

Newburg (Cumberland County)
20 Quigley Road
Newburg, PA

Mon. – Fri.: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Saturday: 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Sunday: Closed

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