11/20/2012 01:59 pm ET

Harris Teeter, North Carolina Grocery Store, Gives Customers Free Groceries After Tech Glitch

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.



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