Restaurants, Grocers Offer Thanksgiving Alternatives
Looking to spend more time enjoying family or perhaps football
this Thanksgiving? A growing number of restaurants and grocery stores are offering
options other than spending hours in the kitchen cooking and cleaning this
A report on the Nation’s Restaurant News website lists restaurants,
including Boston Market, Cracker Barrel, Energy Kitchen, Luby’s, McCormick & Schmick’s,
Popeye’s and Ruth’s Chris Steak House, that are offering consumers a variety
of sit-down and catering options for those looking to cut their workloads.
Chris Steak House, which prices a sit-down turkey dinner for $34.95 per person,
offers seafood gumbo as appetizer option to go along along with a salad, roasted
turkey breast with sausage-and-herb stuffing, cranberry relish and a choice
from side options. Pumpkin cheesecake and vanilla ice cream are on the dessert
A wide variety of grocers have special catering deals, including a bird
and sides, to help cut preparation time and reduce worries over how meals with
"Sharing beautiful meals at the holidays with those we love can be one
of life’s deepest joys," said Amanda Roberts, Wegmans catering
manager, in a press release. "But every family has a different way of
creating these celebrations. We look to make things easier by offering extra
help in lots of different ways."
New Jersey-based Kings Super Markets
is offering turkey dinners for parties of six to 18 at prices ranging from
$99.99 to $269.99. Meals consist of three side dishes, a choice of two extras
including turkey gravy, cranberry-orange relish or apple-cranberry compote,
a bread option and dessert.
Discussion Questions: Given the economy, do you see more consumers opting
out of preparing traditional Thanksgiving meals? How can retailers and restaurants
best capitalize on this opportunity?
- Chains prepare feasts for Thanksgiving – Nation’s Restaurant News
- Celebrating Thanksgiving and the Holidays Your Way – With Wegmans’ Help – Wegmans
Food Markets, Inc.
- This Thanksgiving, We’ll Do All the Cooking – Kings Super Markets