Customers at Majoria’s Supermarket have begun to notice a new addition to the services offered that adds a dose of convenience to dinnertime.
The store now has boxes for both hot and cold “grab and go” meals for the customer that may not have the time or desire to cook a full meal nor sit down at a restaurant for dinner after work.
The ready-made meals include hot dishes like four or eight piece fried chicken boxes, boiled turkey necks, boiled shrimp, fried catfish, LeBlanc’s Hot Boudin, as well as cold offerings like desserts, chocolates, lemon and strawberry parfaits, salads and gumbo.
“They’re all ready to take home and eat, pretty much,” said Majoria’s owner Barry Majoria. “Some of it might be a full meal, like shrimp with corn and potatoes. Then the chicken may come with a bun and a side of red beans. The customer can kind of mix and match. You get your protein and grab a side dish to go along with it, and maybe a dessert, too.”
The hot box and cold box items were both introduced this year in response to customer requests, and Majoria said the items have been popular thus far. The cold box items have been offered after the first of the year, while the hot box meals have been for sale for approximately a month.
“This is all in addition to the hot food we’ve sold for a long time, like wonder roast chicken, mac and cheese, pork and beef ribs,” Majoria said. “We fry the chicken the same way as the drumettes and chicken tenders we’ve had on our deli menu for years. We also have finger-style sandwiches that people can come and pick up.”
Majoria said that the industry has seen grab-and-go items increasing in demand and popularity with a society of people who are increasingly on the move.
“A lot of people want to come in, grab some good, hot food that’s basically home-cooked and have it ready to go home and eat, be it items hot already or that you can just microwave,” Majoria said.
Another new service the store has been offering is a propane exchange.
Majoria’s also has a selection of wine, liquor and beer that Majoria believes is unique to St. Charles Parish.
It’s all part of a constantly evolving list of services that has made Majoria’s a go-to stop for parish residents for more than 50 years.
Majoria’s is located at 13413 Hwy. 90 in Boutte and can be reached at (985) 785-2431.