CHESTERFIELD, Mo. (CBS Local) — The experts say some things will never be the same following the coronavirus pandemic. This may be an example of what they’re talking about.
The Dierbergs supermarket chain, based in Chesterfield, Missouri, with locations all over the state, recently transformed it’s traditional community salad bar into a grab and go booze bar, filling the station’s slots with 99-cent shooters and cans of beer.READ MORE: Splash Brothers Curry, Thompson Lead Warriors Past Pistons, 102-86
The Manchester location was the first to make the change. A rep for the store said workers simply got creative after the greens were removed two months ago to prevent customers from spreading COVID-19.
My grocery store has replaced the salad in the salad bar with…. liquor. pic.twitter.com/eGemUkvbj8
— Emily A. (@emzorbit) May 19, 2020
“We had some real estate, and we were trying to put a little humor into our daily chaotic life,” Store Director Rick Rodemacher told Insider.READ MORE: Friends, Loved Ones Remember Michelle Go, Killed In NY Subway Attack At San Francisco Chinatown Vigil
The switch was so well received that other stores copied it, adding mini cereal boxes, candy and energy bars with a “tiki bar” theme. At some locations, the word “salad” was crossed out of salad bar.
Pictures and videos of these displays have gained traction online.MORE NEWS: 2 Pedestrians Killed, 2 Hurt In Crash In San Jose
“My grocery store has replaced the salad in the salad bar with…. liquor,” shopper Emily A. posted on Twitter.