Photo courtesy of Brookshire Grocery Co

Photo courtesy of Brookshire Grocery Co.

Supermarkets Look to New Foodservice Concepts

Supermarkets take on quick service and fast casual restaurants with new ventures

Todds BBQ restaurant at the newly opened Mariano’s Fresh Market in Frankfort, Ill., looks just like a fast casual eatery, except that it’s located in a grocery store.

Customers approach a cashier where they can choose from ribs or two types of meat, along with traditional sides like mac and cheese and grilled corn on the cob. They can even grab a beer and eat at the counter, with a full view of the restaurant’s meat smoker and prep team.

“Barbecue is really hot ri

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