News Release
 May 25, 2021
CONTACT: Kathy Sautter

Williamsville, N.Y. – Memorial Day is just around the corner and at Tops we’re smiling for summertime favorites! It’s time to fire up the grill and enjoy some savory burgers, break out those berries that are bursting with flavor that we’ve been waiting all winter long for, and relax with a cold beverage as we honor those who have so honorably served our country.

While Memorial Day weekend tends to be viewed as the unofficial kickoff to summer, we remind and encourage you to take a moment to pause and reflect on the significance of this holiday. Join us at 3:00 pm at all Tops locations where we will observe a National Moment of Remembrance. Here are some important Memorial Day facts as a way of paying tribute to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice:

• This year marks the 153rd year that the United States will be celebrating this time honored tradition. • Memorial Day did not become an official Federal holiday however until 1971. • Memorial Day was initially called Decoration Day following the Civil War. It was called this by General John A. Logan, leader of an organization for Northern Civil War veterans, because it did not honor any one particular battle. • In 1966 the federal government declared Waterloo, New York, the official birthplace of Memorial Day.


For all of your Memorial Day celebration needs stop at Tops and enjoy over 30 delicious and ready to grill varities of burgers from Tops Burger Bar! We’re smiling for summer sizzle with Gourmet NY Strip burgers for just $8.99 or try Today’s Kitchen Jalapeno & Pepper Jack Burgers for something with a kick for just $7.99! Want to serve up something different? Try our Ready to grill chicken kabobs with vegetables, marinated or plain for just $7.99lb. And who doesn’t like a classic hot dog hot off the grill with all the fixings? Just $9.99 for a 3lb package of Sahlen’s Smokehouse Hot Dogs!

And if you’re anything like me-you can’t skip dessert! From fresh whole seedless watermelon for just $3.99 to great deals on patriotic pastries like decorated cupcakes or novelty cakes, you’ll be sure to have something sweet for your family to enjoy as they kick back, enjoy the fresh air, and gaze up at the night sky. Want to serve something extra special for the holiday? Why not dish up a delicious bowl of Tops Red, White, and Boom Ice Cream & Sherbet-back by popular demand. This limited edition flavor contains no artificial flavors or high fructose corn syrup. And there’s even great deals on Perry’s Ice Cream, buy one get one free!

For great Memorial Day recipe ideas, coupon savings, and the best brands at the best prices, visit today!

*All Tops store will be open regular hours Memorial Day, Monday, May 31.

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About Tops Friendly Markets

Tops Markets, LLC is headquartered in Williamsville, NY and operates 157 full-service supermarkets with five additional franchise stores and is the largest private, for-profit employer in Western New York. As a leading grocery retailer in New York, northern Pennsylvania, and western Vermont, and with the support of 15,000 associates, our core mission is to help our communities flourish. We support programs that seek to eradicate hunger and disease; promote the education of our youth; and to ensure we reduce environmental waste and energy consumption while providing our customers with sustainably sourced, high quality products. For more information, visit


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