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Americans want to Eat-Out while Eating-In according to
Foodservice Solutions® Grocerant Guru® Steven Johnson. The National Restaurant Association has
forecast that 4 million Americans would order a full takeout Thanksgiving meal
from a restaurant back in 2013, while 14 million would order parts of their
Thanksgiving meal to be eaten at home. There is a battle for customers share of stomach underway.
Things have not slowed down The Grocerant Niche is Booming. Here
are some examples from previous years of Restaurant Sales Success with Take-Out
Meals empowering consumers to Eat-Out while Eat-In:
Bill Miller Bar-B-Q offers an assortment of Holiday
Meals to go. Broad Breasted Turkey Hen, Broad Breasted Turkey Tom, Honey
Glazed Spiral Cut Ham and more. All orders must be placed by 8:00 p.m. on
Monday, November 24th and picked up by 7:00 p.m. on November 26th, as stores
will be closing early. Closed on Thanksgiving Day. View menu.
Bob Evans will be open
Thanksgiving from 8 am until 8 pm, but the chain is also offering its popular
heat and serve Farmhouse Feast. The Feast serves up to eight, comes complete
with your choice of turkey or ham, bread and celery dressing, mashed potatoes
with gravy, buttered sweet corn, green beans with ham, cranberry relish, rolls,
pumpkin bread and pumpkin pie. $79.99 (prices may vary by location).
Additional servings of turkey or ham, bread, savory sides and desserts may be
added a la carte.
Boston Market – Menu includes everything from
whole roasted turkey or spiral-sliced ham to all the sides you crave, like savory
stuffing and creamy mashed potatoes. Dinner options to feed 4 to 12
people. You can order online, by phone or at your local Boston Market
restaurant. Everything is already cooked, and it only takes about two hours to
heat the entire meal.
Buca di Beppo Italian Restaurants Thanksgiving
Feast To Go includes sliced white meat turkey or hickory-smoked ham, homestyle
gravy, roasted garlic mashed potatoes, spicy Italian sausage stuffing, green
beans and cranberry sauce. Half pan serves ten for $159.99. Full
pan serves 20 for $299.99. Prices may vary by location.
Chompie’s offers delicious complete
Thanksgiving meal packages to go that serve 12-15 generously, as well as
complete Thanksgiving dinners for 6 or more on Thanksgiving day. In addition to
coming as part of the meal packages, Chompie’s also offers its extra large
(18-20 lbs. raw weight) whole oven-roasted turkeys to go alone. A la carte
Thanksgiving side dishes also available. See full menu.
Cowboy Chicken is offering a Wood Fire
Rotisserie Turkey Holiday Package, which feeds between eight to ten guests and
features a 10-12 pound Wood Fire Rotisserie Turkey, Twice Baked Potaters, a
Wild West Side, Country Style Stuffing, 12 dinner rolls, and Peach or Southern
Blackberry Cobbler, all for $84.95. Guests may order their Wood Fire Rotisserie
Turkey Holiday Package at any Cowboy Chicken location between now and December
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store is offering
Thanksgiving Dinner To-Go from November 22nd through November 30th. Serve
up to six for $59.99. Oven Roasted Turkey Breast, Cornbread Dressing,
Gravy, a sampling of Sugar-Cured Ham, choice of Three Country Sides, Cranberry
Relish, choice of made from scratch Biscuits, Corn Muffins, or a Loaf of
Sourdough Bread. Click for more details.
Famous Dave’s is offering a Hickory Smoked
Glazed Ham and Ham Feast and Cherrywood Smoked Turkey and Turkey Feast for pick
up. Feasts include Garlic Red-Skin Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Dave’s
Cheesy Mac & Cheese, and Green Beans. Order by November 23rd for
Thanksgiving and pick it up November 26th.
Luby’s offers an extensive selection of holiday meals, side items
and A la Carte selections. Choices include Roasted Prime Rib, Whole
Roasted Turkey Breast, Spiral Cut Ham, Whole Roasted Turkey, Whole Smoked
Turkey, Whole Deep Fried Turkey and much more. Click for menu.
Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que offers
individual Thanksgiving Dinners to go which include slow-smoked turkey, ham or
both, served with Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Sweet Mashed Potatoes, Green Bean
Casserole, Southern Stuffing, Apples Sauteed in Jack Daniels, Giblet Gravy,
Cranberry Sauce, Biscuits with Apple Butter and Sweet Potato Pie. Adults
$24.99, Kids $11.99. Lucille’s Thanksgiving Day catering menu includes a
choice of Smoked Sliced Turkey and/or Marinated Ham with all the fixings.
Guests can also order Hickory Smoked Whole Turkeys. All holiday orders
must be placed by November 25.
Maggiano’s Thanksgiving Day Carryout
Package includes choice of salads, sides, desserts and pastas. Entrees
include Traditional Roast Turkey Breast, Country-Style Baked Nueske Ham and
Parmesan-Crusted Tilapia. Carryout orders must be placed by Monday,
Marie Callender’s offers Holiday Feasts, Sides,
Party Platters, Boxed Lunches and Desserts for carryout. For selections
and pricing, download Marie Callender’s Holiday Guide.
Max & Erma’s will be open Thanksgiving Day
for dine-in, but guests can also order the chain’s Thanksgiving meal for
carryout. Guests can also order from the regular Max & Erma’s menu.
Mimi’s Cafe is offering Holiday Feasts
To-Go, serving eight to ten, for $89.99. Selections include
Herb-Butter Basted Turkey with Gravy, Candied Pecan Sweet
Potatoes, Whipped Mashed Potatoes, Buttered Cornbread Stuffing, Apple Cranberry
Orange Relish, Green Bean Casserole, Whole Pumpkin Pie, six freshly-baked
brown-sugar-topped Pumpkin Muffins. Mimi’s will also offer “Just the
Sides” and “Brunch at Home” to-go options. Click for more information.
Ruffino’s will offer
its annual Thanksgiving To-Go services from 10:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. The
award-winning restaurant will also be open for dine-in guests during these
hours, serving up traditional home-cooked meals alongside Ruffino’s signature
“Creole meets Italian” favorites.
Ruth’s Chris Steak House offers your favorite side items
to-go. Sweet Potato Casserole, Green Beans with Roasted Garlic and Creamed
Spinach are all available in family-sized portions for $29.95 (serves ten to
Sticky Fingers Smokehouse is offering smoked turkey
(10-12 lb), 5 quarts of Southern sides and pumpkin pie for $69. Serves
4-6 people. Pre-order by November 23
Texas Land & Cattle has its
Thanksgiving Catering Menu available for Thanksgiving. Orders must be
placed by Nov. 24 for Thanksgiving Day pick up. Restaurants will be open
Tuesday, Nov. 27 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Woody’s Bar-B-Q – Preorder your smoked turkey
by November 15th. 8 – 10 lb. turkey $29.99.