Archive for November, 2013

Sizzler Adds Traditional Turkey Dinner for Thanksgiving

Family and friends can gather without cooking or cleanup

Mission Viejo, CA  (Food News)  Fresh turkey is being added to Sizzler’s menu for Thanksgiving, November 28, 2013. A traditional feast will be served for $11.99 at participating locations.

The Thanksgiving platter features slices of fresh, not frozen, roasted turkey with stuffing, green beans, mashed potatoes with gravy, sweet potatoes with maple topping and cranberry sauce. A slice of pumpkin pie completes the meal.

Sizzler’s regular menu of steak, seafood, chicken and Endless Salad Bar also will be available, along with a selection of beer and wine by the glass or bottle.

“Planning and preparing a big meal can be stressful for time-starved families,” said Kerry Kramp, president and CEO. “At Sizzler, you can relax and enjoy spending time with family and friends. We’ll even handle the cleanup.” Kramp added that when considering today’s food costs, the Thanksgiving dinner is a great value at $11.99.

For those who love Thanksgiving leftovers, additional orders of the Turkey Dinner can be placed to go.

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About Sizzler

From U.S.D.A. Choice steaks cut fresh in-house every day, to salads, soups and baked goods – all created from scratch in real kitchens – Sizzler® is where America comes for great food and value. Famous for its 50+ item appetizer, soup, salad and dessert bar, guests enjoy the flexibility of paying in-line and dining at their own pace, with servers delivering meals and clearing tables. There are more than 150 Sizzlers in the United States, including Puerto Rico.

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Bob Evans Restaurants Announce Thanksgiving Hours

Limited Hours, Menus Offer Guest Favorites for Dine-In or Carry Out

New Albany, OH  (Food News)  This Thanksgiving, Bob Evans invites guests to celebrate the holiday with friends and family at its restaurants with the delicious, homestyle fare it is known for.

Restaurants will be open on Thanksgiving Day with limited hours from 7 a.m. until 2 p.m., allowing guests to enjoy breakfast or a holiday meal through the early afternoon.

According to the National Restaurant Association, 43 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, and nearly 14 million will dine out, with at least 16 million ordering takeout to supplement their meals at home. Bob Evans has them all covered with its delectable holiday menu.

“For years, our guests have asked us if we are open for Thanksgiving,” explains Bob Evans Restaurants President, Randy Hicks. “And with more people travelling, looking to avoid long hours in the kitchen, or looking to supplement their own celebrations at home, it makes sense to offer guests one more way to share the holiday with Bob Evans.”

Homestyle Favorites for Thanksgiving

The limited menu features slow-roasted turkey served with bread and celery dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, glazed fresh baby carrots, cranberry relish, rolls and choice
of pumpkin pie or double crust apple pie (green beans or macaroni & cheese can be substituted), all for just $12.99.

There’s also Hickory Smoked Ham served with bread and celery dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, glazed fresh baby carrots, cranberry relish, rolls and choice of pumpkin pie or double crust apple pie (green beans or macaroni & cheese can be substituted), also for $12.99.

Kids can enjoy the popular Turkey Lurkey dinner and a chocolate chunk cookie (turkey, mashed potatoes, chicken gravy, carrots – green beans or macaroni & cheese can be substituted) for just $3.99.

For early risers, Bob Evans will offer menu favorites like the Farmer’s Choice, The Rise & Shine, and for kids, the Lil’ Farmer’s Breakfast.

For those looking to continue the celebration at home, the turkey and ham meals will also be available in Family Meals To Go sizes for carry out. And Bob Evans popular $5 Family-Size Sides will also be available to supplement guests’ celebrations at home, such as mashed potatoes with gravy, bread and celery dressing, carrots, green beans and macaroni & cheese.

Just Heat and Serve with Bob Evans Farmhouse Feasts

Hoping to spend the holiday at home with a complete meal? Bob Evans is also offering its popular Farmhouse Feast again this year. The Feast serves up to eight, comes complete with your choice of a slow-roasted whole boneless turkey breast or sliced boneless ham, bread and celery dressing, mashed potatoes with gravy, buttered sweet corn, green beans with ham, cranberry relish, rolls, a loaf of pumpkin bread and a pumpkin pie with whipped topping, all for a great value. Instructions are included – just heat and serve. The Farmhouse Feast allows families to enjoy a wholesome, delicious holiday feast without all the worry, time consuming preparation or heavy duty post-meal clean-up.

The Bob Evans Farmhouse Feast is available in two sizes: serving up to four for just $49.99, or for larger families up to eight people for $79.99*. Additional servings of turkey or ham, bread, savory sides and desserts may be added a la carte. The Farmhouse Feast is available throughout November and December for all holiday entertaining. For more information or to order a Bob Evans Farmhouse Feast, visit www.bobevans.com.

*price may vary by market

About Bob Evans Farms, Inc.

Bob Evans Restaurants Announce Thanksgiving HoursBob Evans Farms, Inc. owns and operates full-service restaurants under the Bob Evans Restaurants brand name. At the end of the first fiscal quarter (July 26, 2013), Bob Evans Restaurants owned and operated 560 family restaurants in 19 states, primarily in the Midwest, mid-Atlantic and Southeast regions of the United States. Bob Evans Farms, Inc., through its BEF Foods segment, is also a leading producer and distributor of refrigerated side dishes, pork sausage and a variety of refrigerated and frozen convenience food items under the Bob Evans and Owens brand names. For more information about Bob Evans Farms, Inc., visit www.bobevans.com.

Boston Market Research Indicates Non-Traditional Dishes Will Round Out Thanksgiving Menus This Year

Holiday Experts Expect to Serve More than 1 Million Customers on Thanksgiving

Golden, CO  (Food News)  While turkey remains the most popular Thanksgiving entrée, served as a main course in 89 percent of all households, a new survey from Boston Market found that a few surprising dishes will round out menus this year. Specifically, lasagna will be served as a main course in 12 percent of households, while 10 percent will also serve a vegetarian entrée.

Boston Market makes every day Thanksgiving, and this year, the home style food chain anticipates that it will serve more than 1 million customers on Thanksgiving Day alone. In fact, all 460 of its locations will be open on Thanksgiving Day providing guests with home style Thanksgiving meals and solutions for all of their holiday food needs.

“The Thanksgiving meal is so much more than just food – it’s about creating memories, and it’s not something to take a risk on,” said George Michel, CEO of Boston Market (a.k.a. “The Big Chicken”). “At Boston Market, these holiday foods are our everyday staples, so you can trust us to make the food that everyone loves. Our goal is to make sure our guests’ holiday meals go smoothly and we look forward to serving many customers on November 28 and beyond.”

The holiday season is the busiest time of the year at Boston Market. Last year alone, the home style chain served more than 3 million pounds of mashed potatoes and more than 122 million mini cornbread loaves in November and December.

Additional research from Boston Market indicates that beyond turkey, stuffing is the MUST HAVE item for a Thanksgiving meal. In total, 33 percent rate stuffing as their desired food choice after turkey. The survey also found that people anticipate spending nearly $30 less on Thanksgiving dinner in 2013 – $133.07 – than what they actually spent in 2012 – $160.40 – for an average of 10 guests.

Boston Market is offering guests a variety of holiday meal options this season, including:

  • Oven to Table Holiday Meals: Whether it’s meals for four or 12, turkey or ham, Boston Market handles all the cooking and seasoning. All hosts need is two hours to heat and serve. This year, diners can purchase a whole roasted turkey meal for 12 – including one whole turkey, spinach artichoke dip, mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberry walnut relish, vegetable stuffing, dinner rolls and two whole pies – for only $94.99.
  • Hot & Ready Catered Buffets: Whether you need a holiday meal for the family or the office, Boston Market will take care of every detail, and even deliver the feast.
  • A la Carte: Whether you burned the green bean casserole, need to pick up a pumpkin pie on the way to grandma’s house or are simply pressed for time in the kitchen, Boston Market has all the sides and desserts you need for a worry-free holiday.
  • Thanksgiving Day Meal: For those planning to dine out or need last-minute side items, all Boston Market restaurants will be open on Thanksgiving Day (hours vary by location) and offer holiday favorites like the Thanksgiving Day Meal, which features roasted turkey breast with two home style sides, freshly baked cornbread and a slice of apple or pumpkin pie for $10.99.

To assist guests during Thanksgiving week, each Boston Market location will also designate two crew members as Holiday Ambassadors. These knowledgeable ambassadors will welcome guests and help ensure they have a pleasant in-restaurant experience.

Boston Market has also partnered with Julie Benz, actress, and (Defiance, Dexter, Desperate Housewives) avid cook and entertainer, to develop holiday tips and easy-to-prepare recipes incorporating home style sides from Boston Market.

To help with last minute planning, Oven to Table (while supplies last) and catering orders for Thanksgiving Day will be accepted until 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 27. In addition to online ordering via www.bostonmarket.com, orders can also be placed by calling 866-977-9090.

For additional information, visit bostonmarket.com.

About Boston Market

Boston Market Research Indicates Non-Traditional Dishes Will Round Out Thanksgiving Menus This YearBoston Market Corporation, headquartered in Golden, Colorado, has given time back to busy families and individuals for more than 25 years with quality, home style meals at a convenient value in 460 nationwide locations. A staple on dinner tables, Boston Market prepares its fresh, never-frozen, natural chicken in signature rotisserie ovens and features an extensive selection of home style sides and made from scratch cornbread. In 2011, the company completed updates to locations across the country, adding new healthier menu items and enhancing the dine-in experience. As one of the country’s largest providers of catering services, Boston Market offers convenient, same?day orders and delivery for corporate and personal events of all sizes.

For more information, visit the company’s website at www.bostonmarket.com. For the latest news and deals, follow @bostonmarket on Twitter or join us on Facebook.

Gobble Up a Tasty Thanksgiving Feast and Leave the Cooking to Ryan's, HomeTown Buffet & Old Country Buffet

Popular buffet restaurants offer special holiday menu until 7 p.m. on Thanksgiving, November 28

Greer, SC  (Food News)  For those looking to dine out for Thanksgiving, Ryan’s®, HomeTown® Buffet, and Old Country Buffet® will be serving dinner until 7 p.m. on Thursday, November 28. Guests may feast on special menu items that will be served all day until close, including roast turkey, roast beef, ham and Rancher’s Select® Sirloin along with all the classic favorites, plus a wide selection of homemade desserts. Special menu prices vary per location.

“Our restaurants serve up home-style meals throughout the year for our guests,” said Alice Crowder,

Vice President of Marketing for Ovation® Brands. “We are delighted to offer a special Thanksgiving menu with traditional favorites that will delight our guests on one of our favorite holidays.”

In addition to the Thanksgiving menu, guests may enjoy other favorites typically available at the restaurants including the fresh salad bar, fried chicken, soups, baked potatoes with toppings and more.

“Thanksgiving is the perfect time to gather with loved ones to enjoy a great tasting meal together,” said Crowder. “Our diverse selection of dishes will be sure to please everyone in the family.”

For more information about Thanksgiving at the buffet restaurants, visit online at www.Ryans.com, www.HomeTownBuffet.com, or www.OldCountryBuffet.com.

About Ovation® Brands

In the Fall of 2013, Buffets, Inc., one of the nation’s largest restaurant companies, marked its 30th anniversary.  New executive leadership spearheaded a reinvention of its structure and culture and subsequently renamed the company Ovation® Brands.

Gobble Up a Tasty Thanksgiving Feast and Leave the Cooking to Ryan's, HomeTown Buffet & Old Country BuffetOvation® Brands currently operates 342 restaurants in 35 states, comprised of 333 steak-buffet restaurants and nine Tahoe Joe’s Famous Steakhouse® restaurants.  The restaurants are principally operated under the Old Country Buffet®, HomeTown® Buffet and Ryan’s® brands. Ovation employs approximately 18,000 team members and serves approximately 100 million customers annually.  Corporate headquarters are based in Greer, SC with a Corporate Support Center located in Eagan, MN. For more information, visit www.OvationBrands.com.

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Cowboy Chicken Offers Wood Fire Rotisserie Turkeys For the Holidays

Popular Holiday Turkey Meal Feeds 8-10 Guests and features a Wood Fire Rotisserie Turkey, Twice Baked Potaters™,Wild West Side, Country Style Stuffing, 12 dinner rolls, and Southern Blackberry Cobbler

Dallas, TX  (Food News)  Cowboy Chicken -Wood Fire Rotisserie®, the popular eight-unit Dallas-based fast casual brand, has brought back their popular holiday Wood Fire Rotisserie Turkey for a limited time.  Just the way their famous wood fire rotisserie chicken is done, whole turkeys are seasoned and cooked over the same wood fire, bringing the best of the season to holiday dinner tables. This year, 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 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 31st, 2013.

“Our Wood Fire Rotisserie Turkey offers the perfect flavor and taste of the season and paired with our seasonal Southern Blackberry Cobbler makes every November and December special for our guests,” said Sean Kennedy, President of Cowboy Chicken. “By using our proprietary Cowboy seasoning, and cooking over a wood burning fire, you get layers of flavor.”

There’s no need to wait until Thanksgiving or Christmas to enjoy your favorite bird, Cowboy Chicken’s Wood Fire Rotisserie Turkeys are available now through December 31st.  However, they are so popular for Thanksgiving Day that they sell out every year!  Be sure to ORDER EARLY at any Cowboy Chicken location and have yours waiting for your holiday dinner!

Along with the return of its seasonal Turkeys, and old-time favorite, Southern Blackberry Cobbler, Cowboy Chicken has introduced Southern Blackberry Tea.   Cowboy Chicken’s new Southern Blackberry Tea is available at all Cowboy Chicken locations for a limited time and is freshly brewed from black tea leaves infused with blackberries.  The new Southern Blackberry Tea is also offered in a convenient portable gallon container for family gatherings or games to enjoy with a genuine Cowboy Chicken meal for only $4.99.

For over 30 years, the “down home Cowboys” at Cowboy Chicken have been cooking all natural chicken over a wood burning fire, and today guests enjoy the same delicious wood-fired rotisserie chicken along with seventeen different fresh homemade sides, including Southern Blackberry Cobbler for fall.

Since its humble beginnings in 1981, Cowboy Chicken has perfected the taste of chicken on a wood burning rotisserie and created the now famous Twice-Baked “Potaters”. Other long time favorites are the famous Cowboy Chicken Enchiladas stuffed full of delicious all white meat rotisserie chicken and their amazing Chicken salad sandwiches. Homemade Cobbler finishes off any Cowboy meal and, both their award-winning Chicken Enchiladas and homemade Cobbler have been on the menu since Cowboy’s inception, more than thirty years ago.

Along with the new Southern Blackberry Tea, Cowboy Chicken also features healthy and delicious fresh salads and sandwiches, grilled skinless chicken breast and nutritious sides such as baked Sweet Potato, Green Beans, and Campfire Veggies, which can all be ordered online.  Cowboy Chicken offers online ordering for lunch and dinner, take-out, home delivery and catering services.  Visit Cowboy Chicken at www.cowboychicken.com for more information or to order online.

About Cowboy Chicken

Cowboy Chicken Offers Wood Fire Rotisserie Turkeys For the HolidaysFounded in Dallas, Texas in 1981, Cowboy Chicken is an eight-unit fast casual restaurant chain specializing in real wood-fired rotisserie chicken.  Cowboy Chicken is ranked among the Top Fast Casual Movers & Shakers of 2013 by FastCasual.com, a prestigious restaurant industry award, and was chosen number one, “Hot Restaurant Chain to Buy into Now”, in 2012 by Forbes magazine.  Open for lunch and dinner for dine in; take out, catering, online ordering and delivery. Cowboy Chicken is continuing to grow through franchise opportunities contact us by visiting www.cowboychicken.com.

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Linda Duke
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415-492-4534

Cracker Barrel: Honoring Thanksgiving Traditions, One Table at a Time

Sit back and enjoy your family, friends and we’ll prepare the feast

Lebanon, TN  (Food News)  Thanksgiving Day is about the delicious smells of homestyle favorites coming from the kitchen and quality time with family and friends. Let Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® prepare your feast. Whether you’re hosting or looking for a place to provide a warm, genuine welcome, put down the cooking mitt and allow us to dish up a memorable Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings done right.

Gather around Cracker Barrel’s table to enjoy a festive turkey n’ dressing meal complete with baked ham, sweet potato casserole with pecans, cranberry relish, your choice of vegetable, a beverage (milkshakes not included), and made-from-scratch biscuits or corn muffins, as well as a tasty slice of Pumpkin Pecan Streusel pie for dessert, all for 9.99 for adults and 4.99 for children. The child’s meal does not include ham or sweet potato casserole and is served with a half slice of pie. This special Thanksgiving offering is available only on Thursday, November 28, starting at 11 a.m.

“As families gather at the table to celebrate with a traditional Thanksgiving feast, whether at home or in our stores, Cracker Barrel is honored to provide American country cooking to our guests,” said Chris Ciavarra, Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® Senior Vice President of Marketing. “We’ll be open from 6 a.m. until 10 p.m. so travelers and neighbors can spend time with their families in a relaxed setting while enjoying our warm hospitality and the favorite flavors of the season.”

Are you celebrating with family and friends at home? Get out of the kitchen and spend more time with them, by calling in your order for Cracker Barrel’s Thanksgiving Dinner To-Go. Available from Nov. 23 through Dec. 1, just call at least 24 hours ahead and we’ll have everything hot, packed and ready to go. It’s a turkey n’ dressing meal to serve up to six people, complete with gravy, sampling of sugar-cured baked ham, choice of three vegetables, cranberry relish, and made-from-scratch biscuits, corn muffins or a loaf of sourdough bread for 54.99. Reward those who save room for dessert with freshly baked whole Holiday Pies for 8.49. Choices include: Pumpkin Pecan Streusel and Pumpkin Pie (Nov. 23-Dec.1), Apple Pecan Streusel, Chocolate Pecan, Pecan, and All-American Apple Pie (Nov. 23-Dec. 24.)

About Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc.

Cracker Barrel: Honoring Thanksgiving Traditions, One Table at a TimeCracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. provides a friendly home-away-from-home in its old country stores and restaurants. Guests are cared for like family while relaxing and enjoying real home-style food and shopping that’s surprisingly unique, genuinely fun and reminiscent of America’s country heritage…all at a fair price. The restaurant serves up delicious, home-style country food such as meatloaf and homemade chicken n’ dumplins as well as its made from scratch biscuits using an old family recipe. The authentic old country retail store is fun to shop and offers unique gifts and self-indulgences.

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. (Nasdaq:CBRL) was established in 1969 in Lebanon, Tenn., and operates 625 company-owned locations in 42 states. Every Cracker Barrel unit is open seven days a week with hours Sunday through Thursday, 6 a.m. – 10 p.m., and Friday and Saturday, 6 a.m. – 11 p.m. For more information, visit crackerbarrel.com.

Mimi's Cafe Takes The Effort Out Of Thanksgiving With Traditional Thanksgiving Dine-In And To-Go Feasts

Mimi’s culinary team prepares authentic, affordable Thanksgiving classics with both dine-in and to-go options

Irvine, CA  (Food News)  Mimi’s Cafe® may have a brand new culinary philosophy and menu, but Thanksgiving is all about tradition as they bring back their beloved Thanksgiving Dine-In, Holiday Sides and Feast-To-Go offerings. Aligned with the company’s new commitment to fresh, high-quality ingredients and authentic preparations of their French-inspired bistro fare, Mimi’s is serving up the classics so their guests can enjoy quality time with loved ones – without spending hours in the kitchen.

Under the leadership of Mimi’s Cafe President Phil Costner and Executive Chef Katie Sutton, Mimi’s newfound promise of quality has driven the culinary innovation for the new menus and provided exceptional offerings and service nationwide.

“Thanksgiving is a time for family” said Phil Costner, President of Mimi’s Cafe. “We love giving our guests the opportunity to get out of the kitchen and spend more time with their loved ones, whether it’s coming in for Thanksgiving dinner, or taking our feasts home.”

In line with Mimi’s latest new menu offerings and Costner’s “Food First” philosophy, Mimi’s is dedicated to providing guests a delicious and traditional Thanksgiving meal, “without the countless hours of preparation, cooking and cleanup,” Costner added.

Mimi’s offers affordable Thanksgiving Dine-In and To-Go Options including:

Holiday Feasts To-Go are effortless and affordable options for families seeking quality food offerings and time to spend together–outside of the kitchen! Mimi’s signature Turkey Holiday Feast To-Go includes a Whole Pre-Cooked Turkey, Mashed Potatoes, Mashed Sweet Potatoes, Turkey Gravy, Cornbread Stuffing, Cranberry Relish, Fresh Broccoli, two of Mimi’s Classic Carrot Raisin Nut Loaves—all topped off with everyone’s holiday favorite, a whole Pumpkin Pie. For guests that prefer ham, Mimi’s offers a new Ham Holiday Feast To-Go that includes a whole boneless Applewood Smoked Ham, Au Gratin Potatoes, Mashed Sweet Potatoes, Fresh Broccoli, Apricot Chutney, two of Mimi’s Classic Carrot Raisin Nut Loaves, and a whole Pecan Pie for dessert. Mimi’s Cafe offers guests convenient online ordering or the option to call your local Mimi’s and place an order for pickup. Designed to serve six-to-eight people with a heating time of 1.5-2 hours, Mimi’s holiday feasts cost $99.99 each.

“Just the Sides” To-Go is designed for those seeking the perfect dishes to complement that traditional turkey recipe that has been passed down for generations. Providing families with exceptional Mashed Potatoes, Mashed Sweet Potatoes, Turkey Gravy, Cornbread Stuffing, Cranberry Relish and Fresh Broccoli, this package of delectable sides costs $39.99 and is designed to serve six-to-eight people—just reheat and enjoy! A la carte sides are also available to order.

Dine-In on Thanksgiving Day with a quintessential three course dinner for $16.99 per adult and $8.99 per child.  The feast begins with a choice of Mimi’s Original Corn Chowder, Mimi’s Original French Onion Soupe, Pumpkin Bisque, Petite Salade de Mimi’s or Petite Caesar Salade. The main course includes delectable Fresh Roasted Turkey Breast or Tender Dark Meat, Cornbread Stuffing, Mashed Sweet Potatoes, Mashed Potatoes, Fresh Steamed Broccoli, Cranberry Relish along with Mimi’s Signature Bread Basket. Guests complete their meal with the season’s sweetest favorites such as a slice of Pumpkin Pie served with real whipped cream or the choice of a slice of Pecan Pie. Mimi’s Cafe restaurants are now accepting reservations and will be open from 8:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 28.

In addition, Mimi’s Cafe offers a selection of red, white and sparkling wines to complement Thanksgiving dine-in options, as well as a variety of coffees, teas and other beverages.

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About Mimi’s Cafe

Mimi's Cafe Takes The Effort Out Of Thanksgiving With Traditional Thanksgiving Dine-In And To-Go FeastsFounded in 1978 by Arthur Simms, who was stationed in France during World War II, Mimi’s Cafe is a neighborhood bistro inspired by the wonderful flavors, wines, and unmistakable ambience of Paris. In February 2013 Mimi’s Cafe was purchased by Le Duff America, Inc., the North American subsidiary of Groupe Le Duff, a global bakery and restaurant company headquartered in Rennes, France.  Since then, the culinary team overseen by Mimi’s president Phil Costner and Executive Chef Katie Sutton has launched new menus reflecting a return to authentic, fresh ingredients, French bistro classics, and a “food first” philosophy.  There are currently 138 Mimi’s Cafe locations throughout 23 states in the U.S.

For more information, go to: www.MimisCafe.com.

Thanksgiving With Ruth's Chris Steak House Is Tradition At Its Best

Enjoy a three-course meal, special children’s menu, extended dining hours and sides-to-go

Orlando, FL  (Food News)  This Thanksgiving Day, gather the family and join Ruth’s Chris Steak House for a festive feast, $37.95 per adult and $12.95 for each child. Guests will enjoy a hearty soup or choice of salad, along with Sliced Oven Roasted Turkey Breast and Herb Stuffing, an additional choice of Ruth’s classic side dishes, and a harvest-inspired duo of Pumpkin Cheesecake and Vanilla Ice Cream for dessert.

“Family comes first at Ruth’s Chris Steak House and what better way to feed your soul than with loved ones and an exceptional traditional Thanksgiving menu,” stated Executive Chef Rick Crossland. “This time of year is about creating special moments and we are experts in cooking up food memories for our guests—the most delicious kind.”

The Thanksgiving menu will include:
STARTERS
(Choice of):
Louisiana Seafood Gumbo ~ Caesar Salad ~ Steak House Salad

MAIN COURSE
Sliced Oven Roasted Turkey Breast with Homemade Gravy, Ruth’s Sausage and Herb Stuffing and Cranberry Relish

SIDES
(Choice of):
Mashed Potatoes ~ Sweet Potato Casserole, Green Beans ~ Creamed Spinach

DESSERT
Pumpkin Cheesecake and Vanilla Ice Cream

Staying at home for the holiday? Make Thanksgiving preparation even easier with some of your favorite Ruth’s Chris 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.

To view extended hours and make a reservation on Thanksgiving Day, call the Ruth’s Chris Steak House location nearest you or visit www.ruthschris.com/promotions. Pricing, menu and availability of the Thanksgiving menu and sides-to-go may vary by location. The full Ruth’s Chris dinner menu will also be available.

About Ruth’s Chris Steak House

Thanksgiving With Ruth's Chris Steak House Is Tradition At Its BestRuth’s Chris Steak House is the largest upscale steak house company in the world, with nearly 140 restaurant locations around the globe. Founded in New Orleans by Ruth Fertel in 1965, Ruth’s Chris specializes in USDA Prime grade steaks served in Ruth’s Chris signature fashion … “sizzling.”

About Ruth’s Hospitality Group

Ruth’s Hospitality Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: RUTH) is a leading restaurant company focused on the upscale dining segment. The Company owns the Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Mitchell’s Fish Market, Mitchell’s Steakhouse and Cameron’s Steak house concepts. With more than 150 company- and franchisee-owned locations worldwide, Ruth’s Hospitality Group was founded in 1965 and is headquartered in Winter Park, Florida.

Lucille's Smokehouse Bar-B-Que Dishes Up Southern Hospitality For Thanksgiving Day

Famous Hickory Smoked Turkey Also a Centerpiece of Lucille’s Fall Classics

Signal Hill, CA  (Food News)  This fall, Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que’s mouth-watering, hickory-smoked turkey will be the centerpiece of both its Thanksgiving Day feasts and its lineup of Fall Classics specials.

Lucille’s serves award-winning, savory, Southern-style food in 18 full-service, high-energy restaurants throughout California, Arizona and Nevada. Beginning in November, Lucille’s will offer four specials for fall, and on Thanksgiving Day will serve up a memorable and flavorful Southern feast to enjoy in the restaurants or to take home for a hassle-free holiday.

The Fall Classics specials include:

  • A Smoked Turkey Half-Sandwich includes hickory smoked turkey breast, Southern stuffing, cranberry sauce, baby lettuces, and mayonnaise on a French roll, and served with a choice of tossed salad, Caesar salad or mixed baby greens. This lunch portion is $8.99. The dinner meal includes a whole turkey sandwich served with a choice of one side for $11.99.
  • The Hot Turkey Sandwich features fresh smoked turkey breast, Southern stuffing, roasted garlic mashed potatoes, sliced white bread, turkey gravy, and served with cranberry sauce. Offered for lunch and dinner for $12.99.
  • Lucille’s Smoked Turkey Casserole mixes smoked turkey breast with sautéed button and portabello mushrooms, sweet corn, carrots, turkey gravy, and is topped with Southern stuffing and cranberry sauce. Served with choice of tossed salad, Caesar salad or mixed baby greens. Offered for lunch and dinner for $16.99.
  • Smoked Turkey and Bacon Hash is a savory mix of smoked turkey breast, mushrooms, carrots, sweet corn, white rice, parmesan cheese, scallions, applewood smoked bacon, blue cheese crumbles, cherry tomatoes, and scallions. The lunch portion is $8.99, while the dinner meal is $16.99.

A Savory, Southern-Style Thanksgiving Without the Hassles

For those who prefer to spend less time in the kitchen on Thanksgiving Day and more time enjoying their meal and the company, Lucille’s presents two, in-restaurant Thanksgiving options and a hassle-free, holiday catering option. All dinners are served with Southern stuffing, roasted garlic mashed potatoes smothered in Lucille’s giblet gravy, green bean casserole, sweet mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, apples sautéed in Jack Daniels, and homemade biscuits with apple butter.

  • For a more intimate meal in the restaurant, Lucille’s individual Thanksgiving meals are perfectly plated with a choice of slow-smoked turkey or Hickory-smoked marinated ham (or both) with Sweet Potato Pie. Each meal offered at $21.99.
  • Larger groups of 10-12 people who come to Lucille’s will be thankful for three savory feasts served family-style with a family-size salad and a whole Sweet Potato Pie. Parties can choose between a delicious combination of smoked sliced turkey and marinated ham ($159.99), smoked sliced turkey breast ($149.99), or smoked and marinated ham ($159.99).
  • Lucille’s Thanksgiving Day catering menu includes each of the three savory feasts for large groups (above) with all the fixings. Or a whole smoked turkey served ready to heat is available for $49.99.
  • Kids meal are priced at $9.99.

About Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que

Lucille's Smokehouse Bar-B-Que Dishes Up Southern Hospitality For Thanksgiving DaySignal Hill, Calif.-based Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que (lucillesbbq.com) offers award-winning, savory, Southern-style food in 18 full-service, high-energy restaurants throughout California, Arizona and Nevada. Signature slow-smoked barbeque, flavorful appetizers, soups, salads, burgers, sides, and desserts are served with a large helping of down-home, friendly service. Lucille’s restaurants are reminiscent of a Southern roadhouse replete with its distinctive front Southern decor, and also offer Live Blues entertainment in the Flying Pig Lounges. Family-owned, Lucille’s has plans to expand its unique brand of Southern hospitality to more locations in the future. For more information, visit lucillesbbq.com, facebook.com/LucillesSmokehouseBBQ or twitter.com/Lucilles_BBQ.

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Erin Peacock
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