Making It Easy To Give ThanksCover Story Features
November 13, 2016
Story By: Ali Resich | Photos by: Lawrence Tabudlo
Since the first Zippy’s opened on King Street 50 years ago, Hawaii’s “Restaurant of Choice” has become part of the family, so to speak, bringing together loved ones over shared meals of the most comforting variety. This Thanksgiving, you can welcome the popular local dining chain into your home once again with one of its delicious turkey packages — a mouthwatering feast that’ll surely lead to another memorable ohana celebration.
In addition to offering the relief of a meal prepared by a familiar and trusted brand, Thanksgiving Meals To Go from Zippy’s Restaurants bring much-needed convenience to the all-too-hectic holiday season. Whether looking for a Whole Turkey Only ($62.95; roasted and ready to re-heat, serves 8-10) to supplement your potluck-style gathering, or the complete spread with all the trimmings, the local business has an array of fitting options to choose from.
The most popular, of course, is Zippy’s Whole Turkey Package ($97.95), which feeds eight to 10 hungry mouths. This culinary bonanza comes with a 10-12 pound Whole Roast Turkey, 3 pounds of Stuffing, 4 pounds of Real Mashed Potatoes, 4 pounds of Poultry Gravy, 1 pound of Cranberry/Pineapple Relish and a dozen Kings Hawaiian sweet dinner rolls. If you’re hosting a smaller get-together, the Half Turkey Package ($51.95; serves four) is just right, offering all of the same goodies as the aforementioned Whole Turkey Package, but half the quantity of each — including half of a roasted turkey (5-6 pounds).
“The Thanksgiving Meal To Go is not only simple to prepare, but it is absolutely delicious,” says marketing manager Jeanine Mamiya-Kalahiki. “It’s very convenient — a fully cooked turkey that just requires reheating, plus all the sides.”
Thanksgiving wouldn’t be the same without a golden Pumpkin Pie ($9), so don’t forget to order one to accompany your turkey package of choice. Customers may order up to two pies per package, and creamy Custard Pie ($9) also is available. “You could always add on gravy ($4 for 2 pounds), mashed potatoes ($7.50 for 2 pounds) and Maki Sushi Rolls ($5 each; limit five per package) as well,” notes Mamiya-Kalahiki.
Zippy’s urges kamaaina to place their orders as soon as possible, seeing as the packages sold out days before Thanksgiving last year. You may place your order online at zippys.com until 10 p.m.
Nov. 20, or in person at the following Oahu locations: McCully, Nimitz, Vineyard, Koko Marina, Kahala, Waipahu, Waiau, Wahiawa, Kapolei, Mililani, Kaneohe and Kailua. Orders also may be placed by calling Zippy’s Administration Office at 973-0880 week-days from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. until Nov. 23, as well as from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Nov. 19-20 (prepayment required for all orders).
Once you’ve ordered, digging into a succulent Turkey Day feast is as simple as picking up your package at one of the locations mentioned above, and reheating your delectable menu items at home. To accommodate a wide range of schedules, the packages may be picked up Thanksgiving Eve and Day (Nov. 23-24).
‘GOBBLE, GOBBLE!’ with These Specials
Ordering a Thanksgiving Meal To Go isn’t the only way to let Zippy’s make your Thanksgiving a little more tasty. You’ll also want to try the restaurants’ holiday specials available at Zippy’s locations Nov. 22-24.
“Our dine-in specials appeals to those who want to enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving lunch or dinner, without having to worry about cleaning the dishes or preparing anything. You can enjoy them in our dine-in restaurant, or take them home at our fast-food counter,” explains marketing manager Jeanine Mamiya-Kalahiki.
Savor a Roast Turkey Plate ($12.15 dine-in, $10.55 fast food), Baked Ham with Rum Raisin Sauce ($11.45 dine-in, $9.95 fast food), or the perfect combination of both: Roast Turkey & Baked Ham Combo ($12.80 dine-in, $11.15 fast food). As a special treat for dine-in customers, Mahi with Crab Artichoke Sauce ($17.95) will be served in the restaurants as well. As a reminder, prices may vary by location.
Various locations across Oahu and one in both Kahului and Hilo
973-0880 (Administration Office)
Most locations open 24 hours