Established in 1979, Tom Thumb is a chain of food stores that offers a range of food items, snacks and beverages. The chain additionally provides gift certificates of several denominations. Tom Thumb operates more than 125 stores located in the Gulf Coast and Alabama. The chain offers turkey, coffee, iced tea, ice cream, energy drinks and grilled chicken. Tom Thumb provides several coffee flavors, such as Bavarian strudel, caramel delight, dark roast, decaf, French vanilla and signature blend. The chain also offers green, lemon and diet tea, lemonade and soft drinks. Tom Thumb additionally provides a variety of domestic and imported beers and wines. The chain is owned and operates by The Kroger, which was founded in 1883.