Community. This is good food for thought!
Local restaurants are selling surplus products and pantry essentials directly to customers during the coronavirus pandemic. Part of being a part of the community is supporting local vendors, including restaurants. While restaurants are closed to sit down business due to the Coronavirus, they are redefining their role in the economy.
Many restaurants have take to offering food and supplies like a mini-market along side their take out food options. See the list of Austin restaurants adding pop-up markets to their lineups here.