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  •  Yes, that's the restriction. (3+ / 0-)
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    DemFromPit, aitchdee, wishingwell

    It's actually surprisingly difficult in law to differentiate a grocery store from a restaurant, particularly in major cities - think of a corner grocery in New York or LA or even Portland that sells both basic groceries as well as hot sandwiches and some baked goods - are they a restaurant?  A grocery store?  The states regulate them by saying, "If you sell packaged milk products, you must do (a) and if you serve hot food you must do (b), and if you do both, you must do both (a) and (b)."  But that doesn't tell you if Joe Schmoe's on Flatbush Avenue is a grocery or a restaurant or if Joe Schmoe is running a McDonald's franchise.

    It's a difficult law to write without keeping qualified participants out of most urban grocery and convenience stores.  So, the hot, prepared meal rule exists.  It's certainly imperfect but I can accept it as written.

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    by auron renouille on Wed Nov 21, 2012 at 06:36:29 PM PST

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    •  Some grocery stores allow precooked deli items (2+ / 0-)
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      aitchdee, auron renouille

      to be purchased on foodstamps, others don't.
      Here in Austin, i have literally seen one grocery store not allow it and then a couple of miles away, in a less well off, more foodstamps used, store (same franchise) allow it.

      I have seen store managers completely baffled as to what's approved and what isn't; I have purchased certain things in a local grocer that Wal Mart would not sell.

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      by Thousandwatts on Wed Nov 21, 2012 at 10:07:46 PM PST

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