In the "Bistro Blvd" portion of the store, shoppers can visit several foodservice stations such as the Fish Fry, Fresh Sushi and Custom Burgers, where the food is prepared in front of them.
Lewis Shaye, VP of culinary concepts (pictured), worked with Neil Golub and Steven M. Duffy, VP of architectural design and purchasing services, on implementing the store concept.
Touch of whimsy
Market Bistro has soft lighting, well-placed spotlights and artistic flourishes such as the trees above a seating area.
New York state of mind
Price Chopper started down the fresh foodservice road with the Jewish-style deli Ben & Bill's at a few locations. Neil Golub sent corporate chef David Hamlin to New York for a week to research the delis. The menu has several recipes from the former Albany deli Joe's.
The Chef's Grill sit-down restaurant offers breakfast, lunch and dinner.
A chef prepares food in front of customers.
At the bar
The restaurant has silverware and cloth napkins.
The Chef's Grill has seating at the bar and at tables, and the waitstaff accepts tips.
On the floor
The restaurant concepts are next to the Italian Market area that has fresh pasta, sausages, olive oils and vinegars.
Pasta for dinner
Fresh marinara sauce is merchandized near the Italian Market for a quick meal.
An associate assembles a hamburger with house-smoked bacon.
Eye on rotisserie
Customers line up at the chicken station.
Heat and eat
In addition to the hot offerings, Market Bistro has a variety of grab-and-go cold meals.
Customers can also purchase cold prepared food specials.
Price Chopper decided to use electronic signs for their convenience.
Pizza's are available cold, but the hot pizzas fresh from the oven are the most popular.
Choose a green
The Veggies and Greens salad station has made-to-order salads for $6.49 or "Chef Inspired Salads" the have proteins from $7.99 to $8.00.