Gobble Up All Things YummyCover Story
November 3, 2019
Story By: Kyle Galdeira | Photos by: LAWRENCE TABUDLO
As the calendar makes its turn to November, the highly anticipated Thanksgiving holiday draws nearer — so do fond memories of family and friends coupled with holiday staples of moist turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy taking the spotlight.
While the classic dishes and lasting 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 typically involved with preparing and coordinating such a grand spread.
Zippy’s is ready to help with planning the perfect feast by providing Thanksgiving Meals, including the Whole Turkey Package for $122.95 if ordered at the restaurant or by phone, and just $107.95 if ordered online. The convenient packages are easy to reheat and serve, and by pre-ordering packages online before the Nov. 22, 5 p.m. deadline via zippys.com, customers will save up to $15 off the regular price.
“Our Thanksgiving Meals 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.”
The Whole Turkey Package serves eight to 10 and includes a 10-to-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; one pound of cranberry/pineapple relish; and a dozen King’s Hawaiian Sweet Dinner Rolls.
The Half Turkey Package ($68.95 at the restaurant or by phone, $58.95 online) is also available to serve four, and includes: a 5-to-6 pound (cooked weight) half turkey that is fully cooked and easy to re-heat; 2 pounds of poultry gravy; 2 pounds of real mashed potatoes; 1½ pounds of stuffing; a half-pound of cranberry/pineapple relish; and six King’s Hawaiian Sweet Dinner Rolls. Additionally, guests can pick up a Whole Turkey Only option ($77.95 at the restaurant, or $68.95 online), a 10-to-12 pound (cooked weight) whole roast turkey that is fully cooked and easy to reheat.
To help with the preparation process, simple reheating instructions are provided, and to sweeten the deal, each Thanksgiving Meal may be supplemented with a pumpkin pie or custard pie for an additional $10.50 (up to two pies per package). Additionally, guests may add on maki sushi rolls ($5.95 each, limit five rolls per package), mashed potatoes (2 pounds, can be added to a package for $9.65) and poultry gravy (2 pounds, can be added to a package for an additional $4.75).
As a reminder, prices are slightly higher at Zippy’s Kahului and Hilo, and the meal deals are not valid with any discount cards, coupons or other promotional offers. Pre-payment is required to place an order at zippys.com. Guests may preorder packages with a credit card (Visa, MasterCard and American Express) by calling 973-0880, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., while supplies last, and pre-orders with prepayments will be accepted at Zippy’s Administration Office; a special call center will be available on Nov. 24 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The packages may be picked up on Wednesday, Nov. 27 and Thursday, Nov. 28 at the locations listed in the contact information.
Serving Up Some Seasonal Specials
In addition to offering the convenient Thanksgiving Meals, Zippy’s is also serving up special seasonal dishes available Nov. 27 and 28. Options include Roast Turkey Plate ($12.15 fast food/$13.95 restaurant), Baked Ham with Rum Raisin Sauce ($9.95 fast food/$11.45 restaurant), Roast Turkey & Baked Ham Combo ($12.15 fast food/$13.95 restaurant) and Grilled Salmon with Crab & Artichoke Sauce ($17.75 restaurant only). The delicious special items are available from 10:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. on the specified dates while supplies last (prices may vary by location).