Beefsteak turns into grocery to aid those in quarantine

If you’re still living on campus, Beefsteak is a new option to grab groceries and other supplies while you’re in quarantine.

Foggy Bottom and DuPont Circle Beefsteak locations have converted into small groceries offering household goods like toilet paper and groceries, along with their regular menu for pickup or delivery Friday. Customers can pick up the items or get them delivered between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. daily.

“We know how important it is to have a one-stop shop for everything you need while you practice social distancing & limit trips to the store,” Beefsteak tweeted Friday.

Customers can order eggs, milk, flour, fresh produce, paper towels, toilet paper and hand sanitizer along with items from Beefsteak’s menu.

Acclaimed chef and visiting professor José Andrés, who owns the chain, said in a press release Friday that the markets are “intended to connect the community to staple items” while people are in quarantine.

Andrés has also turned several of his D.C.-area restaurants into kitchens providing low-cost meals for those financially impacted by the pandemic.

Andrés’ Spanish tapas spot Jaleo will also transition into a mini-market starting Monday, offering the same products from 12 to 8 p.m.

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