Providing Quality Thanksgiving Feasts To GoCover Story
November 12, 2017
Story By: Kyle Galdeira | Photos by: LAWRENCE TABUDLO
As the days get shorter and holiday decorations make their appearances, one thing becomes apparent: Thanksgiving is right around the corner.
With less than two weeks remaining before Thanksgiving provides a respite from the daily grind by bringing together family and friends for highly anticipated get-togethers, holiday staples of moist turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy shift into the spotlight. However, while classic dishes and indelible memories delivered at Thanksgiving provide a wealth of positive experiences, the holiday also tends to conjure up moments of anxiety, as hosts plan for the stress and mess usually involved with preparing and coordinating such a grand spread.
Zippy’s is poised to assist with planning the perfect Thanksgiving feast by providing Meals to Go Packages, including the Whole Turkey Package for $112.95 if ordered at the restaurant or by phone, and just $97.95 if ordered online. The convenient packages are easy to reheat and serve, and this year, by preordering packages online before the Nov. 16, 10 p.m. deadline via zippys.com, customers will save $15 off the regular price.
“Our Thanksgiving Meals to Go turkey packages are a sure hit for you and your family,” says Jeanine Mamiya-Kalahiki, marketing manager at Zippy’s Restaurants. “It saves so much time in the kitchen; all you need to do is reheat the turkey and sides — everything is so delicious. I order packages every year and am never disappointed, and my family really enjoys it.”
The Whole Turkey Package includes: a 10to 12-pound (cooked weight) refrigerated whole roast turkey that is fully cooked and easy to reheat; 4 pounds of poultry gravy; 4 pounds of real mashed potatoes; 3 pounds of stuffing; 1 pound of cranberry/pineapple relish; and a dozen King’s Hawaiian sweet rolls. A Half Turkey Package ($61.95 when ordered at the restaurant or by phone, $51.95 if ordered online) also is available and includes: a 5to 6-pound (cooked weight) refrigerated half turkey that is fully cooked and easy to reheat; two pounds of poultry gravy; two pounds of real mashed potatoes; 1.5 pounds of stuffing; half a pound of cranberry/pineapple relish; and six King’s Hawaiian sweet rolls. Additionally, guests can pick up a Whole Turkey Only option ($71.95 when ordered at the restaurant or by phone, or $62.95 if ordered online), a 10-to 12-pound (cooked weight) refrigerated whole roast turkey that is fully cooked and easy to reheat.
To aid in the preparation process, simple reheating instructions are provided, and instead of spending all day toiling in the kitchen, one can prepare the entire meal in an hour or two, depending on the package selected. To sweeten the deal, each Meals to Go Package may be supplemented with a pumpkin pie or custard pie for an additional $9.50 each (up to two pies per package). Additionally, guests may add on maki sushi rolls ($5.25 each, available at Oahu locations only, limit five rolls per package), mashed potatoes (2 pounds, can be added to a package for $8.25) and poultry gravy (2 pounds, can be added to a package for an additional $4.25).
As a reminder, prices are slightly higher at Zippy’s Kahului and Hilo, and the packages are not valid with any discount cards, coupons or other promotional offers. Prepayment is required to place an order, which guests can do at zippys. com. Guests may preorder packages with a credit card by calling 973-0880 through Nov. 22, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. while supplies last. The packages may be picked up Wednesday, Nov. 22 and Thursday, Nov. 23 at the locations listed in the contact information at the top of this page.
Zippy’s Serves Up
In addition to offering the convenient meal packages, Zippy’s also is serving up special seasonal dishes available from Nov. 21-23 to coincide with Thanksgiving. Options include Roast Turkey ($13.05 restaurant, $11.35 fast-food counter), Baked Ham with Rum Raisin Sauce ($11.45 restaurant, $9.95 fast-food counter), Roast Turkey and Baked Ham Combo ($13.75 restaurant, $11.95 fast food) and Grilled Salmon with Crab & Artichoke Sauce ($17.25 restaurant only). The special items are available from 10:30 a.m. on the specified dates while supplies last (prices may vary by location).