Lunch Box Deli Celebrates 1st Year With Open House And Ribbon Cutting

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

The Lunch Box Deli will celebrate its first year in business with an Open House and a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Friday. The business is at 5959 Shallowford Road, Suite 201, and the ribbon cutting will take place at 10:30 a.m. The Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce is coordinating the event, and the open house will run from 9 a.m. until noon. Lunch Box Deli co-owners Donna Laster and Leasha Price will be welcoming guests and they will be serving various samples from the restaurant’s menu.

Located in the business center off the Shallowford Road Highway 153 exit, across from Shooter’s Depot, the Lunch Box Deli serves a variety of specialty sandwiches, homemade soups, salads and wraps. The Lunch Box Deli also features delicious home-baked desserts, and the restaurant offers excellent grab-and-go breakfast choices, including croissants, muffins, bagels and egg-and-cheese sandwiches. The Lunch Box Deli employs a staff of three and seats up to 50 guests. Additionally, the Lunch Box Deli has developed a well-respected catering service for corporate customers, groups and individuals.

The hours of operation for the Lunch Box Deli are from 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

For more information concerning the Lunch Box Deli, please contact Donna Laster or Leasha Price at 423 510-9860. For menu information, catering and the latest news on the Lunch Box Deli, please visit

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