Safeway Said to Plan Freestanding Restaurant

Safeway here plans to open a freestanding restaurant in Northern California that will serve as a test kitchen for the food-service side of its business, industry sources told SN.

PLEASANTON, Calif. — Safeway here plans to open a freestanding restaurant in Northern California that will serve as a test kitchen for the food-service side of its business, industry sources told SN. The restaurant is scheduled to open later this year, the sources noted. Safeway officials declined comment. The sources said the chain does not intend to use the restaurant as a prototype to roll out to additional locations but simply as a way to quietly test culinary ideas for use at store level

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