Central Texas has a new low-cost grocery store that should be on your radar.
The German-based Aldi opened last week in Pflugerville, and even though there are already 1,600 Aldi stores around the country, this is the first in the Austin area. The store is in the middle of a major U.S. expansion that will add nearly 1,000 stores by 2022.
Southwest Missouri is rarely ahead of the rest of the country when it comes to food trends, but I grew up near an Aldi when I was a kid. I remember that it was clearly a discount chain with a weird cart situation and where we had to sack our own groceries. But until yesterday, I hadn’t been to an Aldi in years, even though there are locations in College Station, Killeen and Temple.
This is the only Central Texas store they have planned, so far, but I have a feeling that the Pflugerville store is going to do well enough for the company that they’ll consider adding more locations.