Some of these restaurants have started selling their ingredients directly to customers, and this is a convenient new option for families who are looking for more ways to buy their groceries.
While there are a handful of national restaurant chains that have already adopted this practice, we’ve heard of countless local restaurants and bakeries that are selling their ingredients directly to customers. Keep your ears open or reach out directly to your favorite local eateries, and you’re almost certain to find a new place to fill your fridge or shop for pantry essentials!
Here are the national chains selling their ingredients directly to customers:
CPK has a new Pop-Up Market in restaurants and online, where they’re selling meal kits, pantry items, milk, meat, seafood, and even beer and wine to go at select locations. You can get contactless curbside pickup when you use mobile pay through the CPK app.
Select Denny’s locations in California and Oregon are now participating in a new grocery initiative that was launched last week. So far, there are about 30 restaurants where you can pull right up, place your grocery order, and get your items delivered to your vehicle.
To find out whether a Denny’s near you is participating, find your local restaurant on Facebook. If they’re offering grocery pickup, you’ll see a printable order form posted to their page. If not, your local Denny’s may be offering Shareable Family Packs, which contain everything you need to serve a family of 4-5 with build-your-own burgers, Grand Slams, and more!
Einstein Bros. is selling Family Meal Kits with all the fresh ingredients you need to put together an easy DIY breakfast, lunch, or dinner for your family. There’s a brunch box, a bagel deli kit, a pizza bagel kit, and even a jumbo cookie kit with cookie dough you can bake at home!
Jason’s Deli is offering a selection of meat, bread, dairy products, snacks, dressings, beverages, and even toilet paper! Bulk produce is also available at select locations. Visit Jason’s Facebook page to see the complete list of items available, and call your local deli to order. Orders can also be placed through the Door Dash app.
Jimmy John’s is now offering its Freaky Fresh Bread on Demand, allowing customers to purchase loaves of the chain’s freshly-baked French bread. You can order through the website or app for pickup or delivery.
Moe’s has launched an online neighborhood market where customers can buy freshly-prepared protein, sides, and dips. You can order online or through the Moe Rewards App for Curbside Pick-Up or Door-to-Door Delivery.
Panera Bread recently launched Panera Grocery, which allows you to order fresh ingredients and receive them via Rapid Pick-Up or Contactless Delivery (at select locations only). Customers can order bread, bagels, fruit, vegetables, milk, and other dairy products through the restaurant’s website or app.
Select Subway restaurants in California and a handful of other locations in Connecticut, Oregon, Tennessee, and Washington are now offering freshly-baked bread and cookies, meat, veggies, cheese, frozen soups, chips, sub platters, bottled water, and juice for in-restaurant or contactless curbside pickup.
If you live within 5 miles of select locations, you can even order groceries for contactless delivery right to your home! Head on over here to place an order or to find out if a Subway near you is participating.
You can also shop the grocery stores without setting foot inside!
If you’re trying to limit in-store grocery shopping in accordance with the CDC’s latest recommendations, there are several different options that let you shop the grocery stores without going inside.
Services like Instacart and Shipt deliver from major retailers like ALDI, Costco, Sam’s Club, Target, and a long list of regional grocery stores. Some retailers, like Amazon, Walmart, Kroger, and Meijer, just to name a few, have their own grocery pickup and/or delivery services too.
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