Minyard Food Stores is a chain of retail grocery stores that began in 1932. Started as a more than 500-square-foot clapboard store, the company now operates over 60 supermarkets and nearly 30 pharmacies. Headquartered in Coppell, Texas, the company has a workforce of more than 5,000 people. Among the brands it features are Minyard, Carnival and Sack n Save. The company operates deli, bakery, produce, gas station and floral departments. Its pharmacy department offers prescription refills and consultation services. The company s stores provide a variety of meat and poultry products, including ham, beef, bacon, sausage and pork. Its stores also feature various types of beer and wines. In addition, some of the company s stores provide photo development and banking services. The company funds and supports various nonprofit organizations, including schools, churches and civic groups. Minyard Food Stores maintains several locations in Dallas.