It’s all gravy!Cover Story
October 30, 2022
Story By: Kyle Galdeira | Photos by: LAWRENCE TABUDLO
As Thanksgiving approaches, Zippy’s is ready to help local ohana create and rekindle memories with family and friends, while holiday staples of moist turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy take the spotlight.
Thanksgiving provides a wealth of positive experiences, but the holiday also tends to conjure up moments of anxiety as hosts plan for the stress and mess typically involved with preparing and coordinating a grand spread.
Zippy’s is alleviating some of that pre-feast stress by offering complete Thanksgiving meals, including the Whole Turkey Package for $189.95 if ordered at the restaurant or by phone, and just $169.95 if ordered online. The convenient packages are easy to reheat and serve, and by pre-ordering packages online before the 10 p.m. Nov. 17 deadline via zippys.com, customers save up to $20.
“Our customers are our extended family, and we want to make sure their Thanksgiving celebration is a special one,” says marketing manager Jeanine Mamiya-Kalahiki. “We realize families spent limited time with each other during recent holidays and we want to make sure this year is special by providing an easy and stress-free feast — spend less time in the kitchen and more time catching up with family and friends!”
The Whole Turkey Package serves eight to 10 and includes a 10-to-12-pound (cooked weight) 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 dinner rolls. The Half Turkey Package ($104.95 at the restaurant or by phone, $89.95 online) serves four, and includes a 5-to-6-pound (cooked weight) half turkey that is fully cooked and easy to reheat; 2 pounds of poultry gravy; 2 pounds of real mashed potatoes; 1.5 pounds of stuffing; half a pound of cranberry/pineapple relish; and six King’s Hawaiian sweet dinner rolls. Additionally, guests can pick up a Whole Turkey Only option ($90.95 restaurant/by phone, $82.95 online), a 10-to-12-pound (cooked weight) whole roast turkey that is fully cooked and easy to reheat.
Simple reheating instructions are provided, and each Thanksgiving meal may be supplemented with a pumpkin or custard pie for an additional $13. Guests may also add on maki sushi rolls ($6.95 each, uncut, not available at Kahului or Hilo locations), mashed potatoes (2 pounds, add to a package for $10.95) and poultry gravy (2 pounds, add to a package for an additional $5.75).
As a reminder, prices are slightly higher at Zippy’s Kahului and Hilo, and the meals are not valid with any discount cards, coupons, Zipcoins or other promotional offers. Prepayment is required to guarantee an order at zippys.com, and package purchases are not refundable. Guests may preorder packages with a credit card (Visa, Master-Card, Discover and American Express) starting Nov. 9 by calling 808-973-0880 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, while supplies last, and prepaid orders will be accepted at the Zippy’s Administration Office.
The packages may be picked up Nov. 23-24, at the following locations: McCully, Nimitz, Vineyard, Koko Marina, Kahala, Waipahu, Waiau, Wahiawa, Kapolei, Mililani, Kaneohe, Kailua, Kahului and Hilo.