According to The Asahi Shimbun, a Tokyo buffet restaurant isn't letting the coronavirus pandemic stop people from eating their veggies.
The Gran-Eat Ginza started offering a drive-through vegetable service on May 1 in the Tsukiji Outer Market in Tokyo's Chuo Ward.
“I will do everything I can do to help farms and our restaurant business survive,” said Yasuaki Takeda, 43, a restaurant representative.
Gran-Eat Ginza in the same ward has been closed since early March to cooperate with the government's request for voluntary closures to stem the spread of the outbreak.
The restaurant is offering for sale the vegetables it normally purchases for use in its dishes.
They are being sold in packages of 10 kinds of vegetables, including potatoes, onions and lettuces, priced at 1,980 yen (US$ 18.48), excluding the consumption tax.
The restaurant is accepting reservations on websites such as online sales LDH farm and had taken about 200 orders by April 30. On the first day of sales, there were many shoppers purchasing the vegetables from their cars.
The restaurant chose the Tsukiji Outside Market as a locale after gaining the cooperation of market traders, who have refrigerated facilities on the site.
It will offer the vegetables daily until May 6 and later plans to sell them twice a week.
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