For one local grocery store, the customer is definitely king.
A Harris Teeter store in Charlotte, NC, gave about 70 customers free groceries on Sunday after a computer glitch left cash registers out of commission for about an hour and a half, according to a the Charlotte Observer.
Customers -- who waited up to 40 minutes in line because of the tech hiccup -- were also treated to free sandwich samples, pimento cheese crackers and sushi rolls.
David Coburn, a local customer, received about $110 of groceries free of charge. "I think Harris Teeter handled it really well," Coburn told the Observer.
Customer satisfaction will be especially important for the local chain with Publix, a Florida-based supermarket, set to move into the area in coming months.
Back in June, Priss, a German supermarket, gave over 200 customers free groceries -- but not because of a computer glitch. The store, located on the German-Danish border, promised shoppers a basket full of free groceries worth 270 euros if they came entirely nude.