Sherman restaurant also acting as make-shift grocery store

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SHERMAN, Tex. (KXII) - With dine-in eating banned across the state of Texas due to the coronavirus, Cackle & Oink BBQ in Sherman is making the most out of this situation.

You can still order take-out on this side of the store, but where you would normally dine-in, has now become a grocery store.

"We've kind of beefed things up and brought in more product," said restaurant owner Aaron Vogel.

Along with selling some raw beef, chicken, and pork, Vogel reached out to his vendors to sell some... unconventional things at his barbecue restaurant.

"We've got dried pinto beans, we've got rice, we've got bread. Canned goods, pasta," said Vogel.

They even have a couple items that are hard to come by these days.

"Toilet paper, and paper towels," he said.

Vogel said they buy all of these products from their vendors, and have daily shipments to make sure they stay in stock.

He said they've already sold a thousand pounds total in meat this week.

"They don't have to be around the mass population of people, worried about people taking things out of their carts, or long lines," said Vogel.

Vogel said he wanted to give back to the community who helped following a near-death experience.

In May, on his way to Memphis for the World BBQ Competition, his trailer crashed in Arkansas.

He lost $15,000 worth of equipment and food that day, but said his community at home is who helped him and his business recover.

"We really wanted a way to return to the community for all their help with the GoFundMe and stuff," said Vogel.

Vogel has one last request for those coming in to shop.

"We don't want anyone hoarding the food, lets try to make it go around as much as we can," he said.

Vogel said the grocery store will be open the same hours as the restaurant every day of the week.