Because most of these restaurant-supply warehouses do not stock grocery stores, the inventory could go to waste, Harman said. Meanwhile, grocery stores have been inundated with shoppers who are sweeping the shelves clean of some items so quickly that some grocery companies have had to shorten store hours.
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Fusian’s solution: deliver groceries along with its own sushi rolls and bowls and other menu items.
Vegetables such as avocados, cucumbers, red onions, bell peppers, scallions, pineapple, white rice and more will be available for same-day delivery from all three Dayton-area Fusian restaurants and the chain’s seven other locations statewide, Harman said. Delivery will be made by Fusian’s fleet of delivery drivers and by third-party delivery drivers, he said. The delivery fee will be $1.
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“We’re leveraging our own online ordering platform,” Harman said. “This is a unique opportunity to get produce and food supplies into people’s homes.
Fusian diligently follows CDC guidelines and local health department sanitation codes, Harman said. “This produce has far fewer hands touching it than what you buy in grocery stores,” the Fusian co-founder said.
There is a possibility Fusian will add groceries such as eggs and dairy items to the delivery menu, Harman said.
For more information, go to Fusian.com.