Grocers Expand Salad, Hot Bar Concepts

With tough economic times ahead, consumers are expected to eat at restaurants less, and perhaps indulge in supermarket prepared foods more. As a result, many grocers are adding new prepared foods programs or expanding existing ones in hopes of catching those migrating dollars. Some operators are expanding their popular hot buffet and salad bar offerings this year. For example, Market Street, the upscale

With tough economic times ahead, consumers are expected to eat at restaurants less, and perhaps indulge in supermarket prepared foods more. As a result, many grocers are adding new prepared foods programs or expanding existing ones in hopes of catching those migrating dollars.

Some operators are expanding their popular hot buffet and salad bar offerings this year.

For example, Market Street, the upscale chain operated by United Supermarkets, Lubbock, Texas, is expanding its Si

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