Popular Restaurant Chains Moving To Supermarkets


Let’s say your favorite fast food restaurant started selling its products in supermarkets. Would you buy them? If your fave stops include P.F. Chang’s, Burger King and Jamba Juice, you better get ready to make that decision. All three restaurants licensed their names for new products to be sold in grocery stores, according to an article in USA Today.

This isn’t unknown territory. Many other high-profile restaurants chains have already made the move, including Starbucks, T.G.I. Friday’s and California Pizza Kitchen. I’ve drank those Starbucks drinks, and they’re actually pretty tasty. The mocha is my favorite. I’ve also had the CPK pizzas, and again, I really enjoyed them. However, I think I’d rather make my own restaurant imitation dish, rather than purchasing it. Here are some examples:

Chili’s Southwest Chicken Chili

Applebee’s Southwest Steak

Cheesecake Factory Cajun Jambalaya Pasta

Seems like these chains are also trying to explore alternate routes for revenue. I know I’m not the only who has cut back on going to restaurants since the recession hit.

P.F. Chang’s will be making eight frozen meals-for-two. I don’t even enjoy that restaurant to begin with, so I’ll pass on that.

Burger King has its own seasoned French fries that you cook in the microwave. My problem with that is that, why not just stop by BK and pick up some fries if I want them that bad? They’ll taste better, and will probably be cheaper.

Jamba Juice is the only one that intrigues me, since it would be frozen fruit sorbet and yogurt bars. Since I already buy those items, why not try an already established brand. Once I try those, I’ll let you know. Until then, here are some more great restaurant recipes you can make at home!

Panera Bread Cafe’s Sierra Turkey Sandwich

TGI Friday’s Jack Daniels Grill Glaze II

Olive Garden’s Zuppa Toscana

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  • Donna May

    This has actually been going on for a while. Home Run Inn Pizza for example. they are not a fast food chain, but there are many more like this. White Castle sliders, ChiChi’s salsa, I could go on and on!

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