By Laura Daily
“Eat, drink and be thankful.” That’s the way one national chain restaurant is promoting its Thanksgiving Day feast. If you plan to indulge in the merriment, and be thankful you don’t have to prepare your own meal, here’s a list of chain restaurants planning to be open on November 27, 2014. At some you can dine in, others also offer meals to go. And you’ll not only walked away stuffed, but your wallet won’t be that much lighter, with meals often costing only $10 to $15 per person. A few caveats: make reservations where accepted ahead of time, prices, hours and participation may vary, and beverages are extra at most venues.
- Boston Market offers several ways to purchase a holiday meal this season. Stop in on Thanksgiving Day for the Thanksgiving Day Meal, featuring turkey breast, two sides, cornbread and a slice of apple or pumpkin pie for $11.99. For those planning a feast, consider the Oven to Table option for 12 at $99.99. It’s a complete meal with a whole roasted turkey, several sides, rolls and two whole pies. Just heat and serve. Hot & Ready is the catered buffet style meal you can order for delivery. If you just need an item a la carte, you can get that, too.
- Buca di Beppo plans to serve a family style meal ($53.99 for service for three) starting at 11 a.m. The turkey dinner comes with gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans, whole cranberry sauce, spicy Italian sausage stuffing, and mini chocolate chip cannolis for dessert.
- Cracker Barrel starts serving its Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner at 11 a.m., on Turkey Day. For $10.99 ($5.99 for children). The traditional meal includes turkey breast, cornbread dressing (stuffing), turkey gravy, sugar-cured ham, vegetables of choice, sweet potato casserole, cranberry relish, biscuits or corn muffins, a slice of pumpkin pecan streusel pie with whipped cream, and beverage. Order Thanksgiving To-Go from November 23 to December 1, servings for six, $59.99. You can also order pies and ham for take-out. A 24-hour advance notice is required.
- Golden Corral offers an endless bounty in its Thanksgiving buffet. Carved turkey or ham, sliced turkey, fried chicken, roast beef, meatloaf, and even steak and shrimp are featured, as well as more than a dozen side dishes – stuffing, potatoes, casseroles and corn on the cob. It’s the “Endless Buffet,” so you can plan to go back for seconds or thirds – all for just $12.99.
- Lone Star Steakhouse serves a traditional holiday meal for $16.99. Dessert, a creamy pumpkin cheesecake with caramel sauce, is extra for $6.99. Cocktails are available, as well.
- Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse offers a traditional three-course turkey dinner with a starter, entrée and dessert for $36.95. The price may vary according to location. Children 12 and under eat for $12.95.
- Shoney’s Restaurants dishes up a Southern-style buffet meal, including turkey, fried chicken, collared greens, sweet potato casserole and more for $10.99. It’s free for kids 4 and under. Dine in or take it home. They also offer whole pumpkin pies for $9.99, if that’s all you need.
- Village Inn restaurants will be open and serving traditional Holiday Turkey or Ham Dinner, with a slice of our Pumpkin Pie! At participating locations. Check with your local restaurant for hours as they may vary by restaurant.
Many of these outlets will take your orders or reservations online, so be sure to click on the links to find the location nearest you. Aren’t you hungry now?
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