Restaurant operators are adapting to continued coronavirus outbreaks (COVID-19).
panera Bread, St. Louis, Subway, Milford, Connecticut have started selling some groceries to customers.
Panera Grocery is a new service that offers customers milk, bread and fresh products as well as soups, salads or sandwiches.
Products can be ordered through the chain application or website and can be collected by contact less delivery, receipt or driving.
From limited options on grocery shelves to the growing need to limit the number of trips outside the home, it’s an incredibly stressful time when it comes to putting healthy food on the table, and we know Banner can help, said Niren Chaudhary, CEO of Bannera: From Through this new service, we can help provide good food and fresh ingredients from the pantry to you, helping to provide better access to essential items that are increasingly difficult to obtain.
The Panera program is available at participating outlets nationwide.
More than 200 subway restaurants in five states sell sandwich ingredients, including bread, meat, cheese, and vegetables, as well as chips, cakes, and soups to consumers seeking to avoid crowded grocery stores.
This initiative, dubbed Subway Grocery, is available in California, Connecticut, Oregon, Tennessee, and Washington.
Similar to Panera, participating restaurants offer off-ramp pick-up, on-site pickup and delivery to specific locations. According to the company, most groceries are sealed in packaging, and vegetables and breads are either wrapped or packed.
With most of the dining rooms in Subway closed due to COVID-19, we are using our food distribution access to deliver Subway components to our communities during this difficult time, the company said.
Many items offered by Subway Grocery are competitively priced compared to regular grocery stores, according to the company. The 12-inch loaf of bread, available in items such as wheat, cheddar jalapeno, herbs and Italian cheese, is $ 1.50.
A package of 150 pre-cooked bacon steaks costs $ 35.75.
Spinach Bag 16 oz $ 3.50.
A spokesman for the company said the new grocery subway offer is necessary because government restrictions and recommendations have become tougher, even advising against entry to grocery stores.
Consumers who are at high risk or are trying to follow strict social dispersal guidelines have an easy and fast way to get grocery basics into their doors