When the General Comes to Town: How Dollar Stores Create Food Deserts
Dollar stores fill the gap when grocery stores leave small communities. As a result, they make food inequity even worse.
Though we’re currently unable to dine in at our favorite restaurants, many food service chains have expanded their most popular foods to grocery shelves. Restaurants are able to offer their signature flavors for consumers to enjoy from home by licensing their branding for grocery distribution. Popular restaurants are using brand recognizability and loyalty to market in grocery, with products ranging from frozen entrees to snacks and condiments.
TGI Friday'sIf you can’t make it out for some after work socializing, TGI Friday’s signature flavored potato snacks are an ideal companion for at-home happy hour. Produced by snack company Utz, these packaged munchies are sold in a variety including party sticks, pub bites, snack mix and potato skins.
Taco BellTaco Bell has continuously expanded its offerings to cater to a variety of dietary needs. The latest leans into the keto craze, with a line of cheddar crisps. The high fat, low carb snack flavors are inspired by Taco Bell’s Nacho, Mild and Fire sauces.
Chick-fil-aSometimes single serving sauce packets just aren’t enough. Chick-fil-a is stepping into retail with its signature Chick-fil-A and Polynesian dipping sauces, sold in 16 ounce bottles at Target, Publix, Walmart and Winn-Dixie stores.
P.F. Chang's Frozen options are now available from P.F. Changs, the Asian inspired casual restaurant. Meals are sold as single and multi servings, to be prepared quickly and conveniently. Frozen snacks, sides and sauces are also available to help bring dinner together.
California Pizza Kitchen In the freezer aisle, you can find frozen pizzas in CPK’s most popular flavors, like BBQ chicken, Margherita and Sicilian. Crust varieties catering to dietary preferences include crispy cauliflower and gluten free.
PaneraStaples from the fast-casual eatery Panera are sold in a range of grocery stores. Soups, breads, mac ‘n cheese, dressings and coffee are all up for grabs to create your own ideal cafe-from-home.