Source: AP - AP Wire Service
Mar 28 12:54
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) _ A South Dakota restaurant that has been limited to take-out and delivery orders because of the coronavirus has revived a 1960s staple to boost business.
The Colonial House Restaurant & Bar in Rapid City is advertising TV dinners.
Restaurant owner Kevin Beshara and his staff are packaging meals in a reheatable container that allows customers to freeze the food for later, if desired.
The trick, Beshara said, was finding a container suitable for dinners to be reheated. He found a recyclable bowl with a clear lid to replace the traditional foam box used for takeout orders and leftovers, the Rapid City Journal reported.
Most of his TV dinners, which range from $7.99 to $9.99. can be reheated in a microwave oven in four minutes. Since he began offering the retro meals, Beshara said his lasagna and southern fried chicken entrees have emerged as customer favorites.
``What Rapid Citians need right now is comfort food,'' he said.
Received Id AP12008869B88A84 on Mar 28 2020 14:45