How to know our daily menu specials without leaving your internet browser

Picture yourself at work.  It’s about 1 pm. You’re cranking on a killer project, time’s flying and you realize you haven’t eaten lunch. It’s cold outside, so soup might hit the spot. You know good ol’ Bi-Rite serves hot soups from scratch every day, but your desk mate is hogging the phone so you can’t call and ask what the daily soups are. You don’t want to risk walking all the way over and finding out that the two hot soups of the day are a creamy potato leek and a seafood chowder, while your New Year’s resolution was to swear off leeks and chowders (work with us here). You wish you had some way to check on our daily hot soups without picking up the phone….

Know your options before you're standing in front of the deli case

Bi-Rite deli crew to the rescue! Our own resolution for 2012 is to allow you to check on our daily hot soups (every day we offer one vegetarian and one not) and dinner specials (those platters on top of the deli case heaped with dishes like Meyer lemon & garlic roasted chicken, mushroom risotto,  pork empanadas, seasonal vegetable salads and more that our kitchen puts out every evening) without having to pick up the phone. So we’re posting daily specials online to our twitter and facebook pages! Here’s how it will work:

  • Every morning around 9, we’ll post our two soups of the day
  • Every evening around 4 or 5, we’ll post our dinner specials
  • In order to get all the latest, you’ll need to either like us on twitter or follow us on facebook!!

We’re bringing you into the inner circle of Bi-Rite lingo when we post these– twitter’s need for brevity demands it! So when you see “chix”, it means “chicken”, and when you see “rizo”, it means “risotto” and….we’ll let you decipher the rest of our Bi-Rite deli code.

Thank you to all of our guests who have suggested over the past months to make this info available in an easily accessible spot–we agree, it’s a no brainer!

2 Responses to “How to know our daily menu specials without leaving your internet browser”

  1. Emma says:

    Hey There –

    We LOVE Bi-Rite and come to your market a couple times a week to pick up dinner from the deli cases or groceries. Sometimes getting to the cases through the check out line is a little tricky and confusing and angers people – I am sure I am not the only one who has been blocked out by a shopping basket to the shins. It is awesome that you are posting the menu for the day on twitter – totally helpful, and definitely has enticed us to come in more often recently. I was wondering if you have considered online ordering for sandwiches and deli case items – that way customers can pick up at the register by the door and pay, or even better, pre-pay when they order – and get us out of that line 🙂

    You guys are great – love the brussels spouts! See you soon –

    Emma and Jason

    • Kirsten says:

      Hi Emma and Jason,
      Thank you so much for your feedback! Glad the new plan will help you a bit, and we hear you loud and clear on the idea that online ordering could speed things along. This is something we’d love to make happen, but it requires a bit of work on the IT end of things. All of our managers and deli team heard your comment and we’ll see what we can do!
      Keep the ideas coming,