KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Shoppers will now see items from Fiorella's Jack Stack Barbecue in grocery stores.
The barbecue restaurant is teaming up with different Price Choppers to sell their products.
Jack Stack products will be available in the McKeever's Family Price Choppers on March 21, and in the Cosentino's Price Choppers on March 22.
They said it's a way to give stores meat to sell, since many are out or low on meat, as well as help their employees get paid.
"For us it's really key because it keeps one of our manufacturing USDA facilities operating," said Keaton Dorman, a managing partner with Jack Stack. "And we're able to leverage employees who would be working in our restaurants to go to that USDA facility and help out there and still gain hours of employment."
Restaurants across the metro are finding different ways to stay afloat during the coronavirus pandemic.
Many have closed in-person dining and now resort to delivery and pick-up service
"Essentially the whole hospitality community in Kansas City just got devastated over the last week," Dorman said. "We've never been stretched so much... on how to find new work to do."
Price Choppers are also helping to hire Jack Stack employees on a temporary basis.