Grocery store's take-out plate in demand - Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL

Grocery store's take-out plate in demand

Candy Berry Candy Berry

By Zahid Arab - bio | email

KAILUA (KHNL) - At a local grocery store, what started as a basic meat buy has now transformed into a lunchtime and dinner take-out staple.

You pick out your food and head to the checkout line to pay, it's basic grocery store 101.

But at Times Super Market stores across the island, a new trend is attracting appetites from all over.

Specially seasoned Sterling Silver steak. The store advertised and exposed it and people took a bite.

"Customers were really excited about it, then the next thing we offered was if you bought a steak, we would season and grill it for you. Then, the customers kind of went on and asked for a little bit more, then they asked for a plate," said Food Service Supervisor Candy Berry.

This food phenomenon took off from there and now includes shrimp. Whether it's workers taking a break, or other enthusiastic eaters, everyone has their favorite.

"Shrimp or steak, very good, delicious, cheap."

"Salmon's excellent."

"Sometimes we get orders of 120 plates."

" I always come here, thank you."

A scoop of rice, salad and a drink co-star the steak/shrimp plate main event, but it's this food's tickle of the taste buds that has eaters eager for an encore.

The store says the plates are so popular they sometimes have up to 40 people in line waiting.

They start at around $7 and go up to about $11 and are offered at all 12 Times Super Market Oahu stores once or twice a week from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

  • Hawaii News Now headlinesNewsMore>>

  • 'Papa! Papa!' Audio of children stokes rage over separation

    'Papa! Papa!' Audio of children stokes rage over separation

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 1:20 AM EDT2018-06-19 05:20:32 GMT
    Friday, June 22 2018 5:37 AM EDT2018-06-22 09:37:24 GMT
    (U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Rio Grande Valley Sector via AP). In this photo provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, a U.S. Border Patrol agent watches as people who've been taken into custody related to cases of illegal entry into the...(U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Rio Grande Valley Sector via AP). In this photo provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, a U.S. Border Patrol agent watches as people who've been taken into custody related to cases of illegal entry into the...
    An audio recording that appears to capture the heartbreaking cries of small Spanish-speaking children being processed by U.S. officials stoked the uproar over the policy of separating immigrant children from their...More >>
    An audio recording that appears to capture the heartbreaking cries of small Spanish-speaking children being processed by U.S. officials stoked the uproar over the policy of separating immigrant children from their parents.More >>
  • Trump defiant despite rising outrage over border separations

    Trump defiant despite rising outrage over border separations

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 12:30 AM EDT2018-06-19 04:30:55 GMT
    Friday, June 22 2018 5:35 AM EDT2018-06-22 09:35:08 GMT
    (U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Rio Grande Valley Sector via AP). In this photo provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, people who've been taken into custody related to cases of illegal entry into the United States, sit in one of the cage...(U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Rio Grande Valley Sector via AP). In this photo provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, people who've been taken into custody related to cases of illegal entry into the United States, sit in one of the cage...
    Trump defends without apology his administration's border policies despite rising outrage over separation of migrant children and parents.More >>
    Trump defends without apology his administration's border policies despite rising outrage over separation of migrant children and parents.More >>
  • The Latest: Mattis says Pentagon will respond 'if requested'

    The Latest: Mattis says Pentagon will respond 'if requested'

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 12:01 PM EDT2018-06-20 16:01:56 GMT
    Friday, June 22 2018 5:27 AM EDT2018-06-22 09:27:19 GMT
    (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File). FILE - In this Wednesday, June 13, 2018 file photo, Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Street to attend the weekly session of PMQs at parliament in London. The British government is facing anoth...(AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File). FILE - In this Wednesday, June 13, 2018 file photo, Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Street to attend the weekly session of PMQs at parliament in London. The British government is facing anoth...
    British Prime Minister Theresa May says the United States is wrong to separate migrant children from their parents, but has rejected calls to cancel President Donald Trump's visit to Britain next month.More >>
    British Prime Minister Theresa May says the United States is wrong to separate migrant children from their parents, but has rejected calls to cancel President Donald Trump's visit to Britain next month.More >>
Powered by Frankly