At Tops, they came up with a "recession buster" menu, with different items on it for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
"Our recession buster breakfast includes coffee and a hot breakfast " a couple different things for the customer to choose for $3.69 plus tax," said Christou.
He said they have four to five lunch items daily that include a salad or soup or sandwich or combination of any two for $5.99. Dinner goes for $9.99 and includes a soup, salad, entrEe, starch and vegetable.
"One of our attractions here is the variety," said Christou. "We have something that meets everyone's budget, and we're very sensitive to not only what's going on with our business but to what's going on in the individual homes of our customers."