WTOP: Shuttered restaurants spawn drive-thru market in Loudoun County

APRIL 29, 2020 — The fresh produce, large boxes of meat, poultry, seafood and beer that usually end up being served in some of the D.C. area’s finest restaurants could be finding their way to your home.

 

With restaurants shuttered during the coronavirus pandemic due to restrictions on public gatherings, local food distributors are looking for other ways to move their products. Meanwhile, families are limiting frequent trips to grocery chains, which have been working to maintain social distancing while keeping shelves, freezers and bins full.

 

One solution: A drive-thru market in Loudoun County, Virginia, where shoppers can order online then pick up boxes of restaurant-quality food without physical contact during the transaction, and distributors can expand their customer base.

 

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