Restaurants tack on extra to takeout orders


Beach Cafe in Manhattan advertises free toilet paper and gloves with every order.

Melissa Repko | CNBC

Buy a meal, get a free roll of toilet paper. 

Restaurants are turning to bundling in-demand consumer products with food and drinks to reach out to their communities even as the future of their businesses is unclear. 

States have closed dining rooms, forcing eateries to pivot to takeout and delivery. Total restaurant transactions plunged 36% during the week ended March 22 from a year earlier, according to the NPD Group.

Many U.S. consumers are eating only the food in their pantries, refrigerators and

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