Louisiana-based Rouses Markets also told The Shelby Report they were looking to hire restaurant workers who are out of work due to the coronavirus. Rouses Markets CEO Donny Rouse said to potential new hires, “I encourage you to apply. We will teach you the grocery business.”
In addition to helping the employees of restaurants, Rouses Markets is helping the restaurants themselves. The stores are testing out offering meals-to-go from their customers’ favorite restaurants, too. Rouse said they are also trying to purchase foods from restaurants with a surplus of inventory.
Rouse told The Shelby Report, "We are one food community, and much as we can, we will support each other during these difficult times.”