Grocery shortage spurs restaurant self-promotion

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ILLINOIS (WCIA) — An area eatery is changing things up to help feed Americans during the global COVID-19 pandemic. Since grocery stores are seeing shortages of fresh food, Texas Roadhouse locations around the state are selling ready-to-grill steaks including ribeyes, strips, sirloins and filets, directly to the public.

Currently, all locations are open for daily pick-up service and offer “family value packs.” They include dinners for four with choice of an entree, large salad, four side dishes, fresh-baked rolls and honey cinnamon butter.

“The decision to sell steaks was based on demand from guests. Restaurants are a vital part of our nation’s food supply and we’re stepping in where we can to help fill the gaps,” says Travis Doster, Texas Roadhouse vice president of communications.

In 2018, Texas Roadhouse was named one of America’s Best Large Employers by Forbes and, in 2019, was recognized by Newsweek as one of America’s Best Customer Service restaurants in the Casual Dining category.

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