The staff is what sets this location aside from all others. The food selection is good, the roasted chickens are to die for, but the staff pays attention: example: while standing in line with two people ahead of me and three behind, a second check-out was opened. The cashier invited the person in front of me to come over - she declined as she was next, so I was asked, and happily moved over. When similar situations occur with competitors, we have had the people behind us, who have not yet been waiting that long, invited to the new line, while we stand there waiting - those folks, late to the party, are checked out and gone while we still wait. Doesn't happen that way at Smart and Final.
The membership is worth it just for the price of gas. Oh, my review has to be at least 100 characters! Okay, I like "grazing" the samples at lunchtime, although there aren't as many sampling stations as there used to be. I guess they see me coming.
Avoid the tire department. I paid for a 60K warranty, but manager Ricardo Piccirilli refused to honor it at 40K.