Fast Casual Restaurant featuring Tri-Tip and Local Brews inside new Modesto store

Modesto, Calif—The Save Mart Companies (TSMC) announced this morning that its flagship Save Mart store, opening October 2 in Modesto, will feature a fast-casual restaurant called, “The Tipping Point.” The restaurant, with both indoor and outdoor garden seating, will feature tri-tip barbequed to perfection and served five different ways—wet or dry sandwich, torta, taco or salad alongside street corn, churros and other favorite side dishes. Guests may even choose to order a whole tri-tip!

In addition to its signature tri-tip, The Tipping Point will have a wide selection of local beer and wine on tap. When the store opens, it will feature Dust Bowl, Blaker Brewery, Heretic, Drakes, 21st Amendment, and Tioga. It will also host four William Hill and Louis M. Martini wines on tap, along with a variety of bottled wines. Local beer and wine selections will change seasonally and be announced to followers on the store’s Facebook page at:

“We have a strong identification with how good food brings people together—and tri-tip is a staple in the Central Valley,” explains Nicole Pesco, Chief Executive Officer for The Save Mart Companies. “The Tipping Point gives the community a new gathering spot to enjoy this amazing food in a comfortable atmosphere—and you won’t have to clean the grill at the end of the evening!”

In the coming weeks, The Tipping Point food menu and other signature prepared foods from throughout the new store’s hot bar and service deli will be available for on-demand delivery by DoorDash.

The Save Mart Companies operates 83 Save Mart stores throughout California and Northern Nevada. The grocery chain is part of The Save Mart Companies, the largest family-owned grocer in California. Based in the Central Valley, TSMC is committed to sourcing fresh, locally grown produce and a wide variety of local products to the communities it serves. The company operates 207 traditional and price impact stores under the banners of Save Mart, Lucky, FoodMaxx and MaxxValue Foods. It also operates Smart Refrigerated Transport and is a partner in Super Store Industries (SSI), which owns and operates a distribution center in Lathrop and the Sunnyside Farms dairy processing plant in Turlock. For more information on the company, please visit:

For more information about The Tipping Point or the new Save Mart store opening next week in Modesto, contact Victoria Castro at 925.833.6136 or