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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.

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