Prisco’s Family Market
Hours: Monday - Friday, 7 am to 8:30 pm | Saturday, 7 am to 8 pm | Sunday, 8 am to 7 pm
For the past few years we have been enjoying steady and consistent growth in our prepared food section. It is clear that among our most loyal customer base, our home cooked or prepared-in-store meals have been the focus of a larger share of our business. Folks appear to like the convenience and, thanks to my Mom’s efforts (along with her capable staff), they must love the taste.
Once folks have tried these items, we seem to have little difficulty getting them back to try others -- and consistently repeat purchases of their favorites. On any given day in the refrigerated case across from the deli you can find single and two serving packages pf homemade, pre-cooked, heat-and-eat entrees like our meat lasagna, chicken parmesan, beef stroganoff, Swedish meatballs, stuffed peppers, cabbage rolls, and many more.
So what’s our plan? Well, we figure it makes sense to continue expanding this part of our business and continually offer additional items. We also intend to be on the lookout for new ideas that are trending and strong in popularity at restaurants and in social media chats. I’ll leave that research up to my sisters Bridget and Jacquie because they have done a super job of coming up with new concepts, like the now popular grab-and-go party bowls we featured near the holidays.
In addition to the deli, where meal ideas are already cooked and packaged to take home to warm and eat, we are also trying to offer shoppers meal ideas with some of the prep-work already taken care of by our staff. One good example of such an item can be found this week in our meat case, where we have all the makings of chicken fajitas with plenty of crispy, fresh, pre-sliced veggies available. Another offering this week in our meat case is our homemade tomato basil chicken using our all-natural skinless and boneless Miller Amish Country chicken breasts.
If you have yet to try one of our entrees I’d encourage you to do so, and if for any reason you aren’t absolutely satisfied with the food, ask for me or my mom, Beth, next time you are in and we will happily give you your money back. If you have an idea for another prepared food dish that you would like to see us offer, by all means stop at the deli and share your thoughts.