Restaurant examples are McDonalds, Pret A Manger Burger King, Pizza Hut, Papa Murphy’s and Starbucks, each having a fresh Ready-2-Eat or Heat-N-Eat fresh prepared food. In the Casual Dining sector Maggiano’s Little Italy offers a buy one take a 2nd home for free in their Classic Pastas menu section, Olive Garden, Chili’s, Boston Market and Denny’s. That is to name but a few.
Drug Store examples Walgreens as a food destination yet Walgreens sells fresh soft-serve yogurt, coffee, sandwiches, salads and sushi at selected stores, so they are technically grocerants.
Convenience Store examples are 7 Eleven, Wawa, Sheetz, Sheetz, and QuickChek, all of which sell fresh and prepared sandwiches, salads, beverages.
The numbers of Grocerants now offering their services are almost to many to number. It is a trend that will only grow and grow as the American customer becomes busier and busier.