By Lori Comstock
Submitted by Sysco Corporation
It took about a day or two for it to register in Steve Scro’s mind that his restaurant, known for its warm atmosphere and unique dining experience, had to shutter due to the novel coronavirus, but he has chosen to rise to the occasion.
Working in partnership with Pat LaFrieda, a family-run meat purveyor — who has been dubbed “America’s most famous butcher” by several publications — Scro is offering a pop-up butcher shop and a market with essential items in the parking area of his restaurant, located just off Route 517 in Sparta.
Scro has also partnered with Sysco Metro NY to offer a pop-up market filled with everyday necessities, such as fresh and frozen produce, including fruits and vegetables, dairy products, eggs, water, toilet paper and pastas.
Due to COVID-19, restaurant operators across the country have ceased dine-in services and grocery stores are stressed with product offerings. Sysco is providing restaurants with an alternative, temporary, business model during the coronavirus pandemic to bring in customers safely to purchase the essential pantry items that they need for their families
Sysco Pop Up Shop has the inventory for you to offer to your customers, to meet the needs and demands that they are not finding at the local grocery store. Sysco Pop Up Shop products vary by location but will include essential commodities such as eggs, condiments, bread, toilet paper, and paper towels to provide nourishment and a sense of reassurance in your community..
Sysco is the global leader in selling, marketing and distributing food products to restaurants, healthcare and educational facilities, lodging establishments and other customers who prepare meals away from home. Its family of products also includes equipment and supplies for the foodservice and hospitality industries. The company operates 186 distribution facilities serving approximately 400,000 customers. For the fiscal year 2009 that ended June 27, 2009, the company generated more than $36 billion in sales.
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