Get Inspired with The Best Thanksgiving Restaurant Catering Packages
October 23, 2020
For restaurants, offering online catering for Thanksgiving is key to building guest relationships and driving revenue.
With COVID-19, Thanksgiving traditions will fundamentally change, as travel is impacted and restaurants limit indoor-dining capacities. However, restaurants now have a unique opportunity to bring their festive offering — normally reserved for on-premise dining — in the homes of their guests in the form of catering packages. For restaurants, offering Thanksgiving catering packages online is key to building invaluable connections with guests while boosting revenue. With BentoBox’s online catering store, restaurants can capture catering inquiries and orders faster and more streamlined than ever. And now, restaurants can access our catering tools with or without a BentoBox website. To inspire restaurants to start catering before Thanksgiving, we’ve highlighted a few creative ways that others have brought the Thanksgiving experience into the homes of their guests.
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Thanksgiving Dinner & Wine Kits
This year, Thanksgiving celebrations will likely be much more intimate with immediate family or nearby friends. Thanksgiving Kits like Dan Kluger’s Loring Place in New York City are the perfect way to support smaller celebrations. Their “Thanksgiving Dinner Kit for Four” is a fun, easy and accessible way for people to enjoy Thanksgiving while still providing the experience of a home-cooked, yet restaurant-quality meal. Even consider the “Thanksgiving Classics Wine Kit” for good measure, which includes their “favorite classic turkey and cranberry pairings from the cellar.”
“‘Cue For a Crowd” Thanksgiving Dinner and Pie Combos
The beloved New York City barbecue joint from Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group offers up online catering packages with the tagline, “‘Cue For a Crowd.” Available for pick up starting 11/24, guests can choose from a selection of packages, including “Thanksgiving Dinner For Four,” the “Three-Pie Combo,” bottled cocktails like “House-Smoke Boulevardier” and more. A must-not-miss for local New Yorkers.
Family-sized Thanksgiving Meals + Ready-to-eat Turkeys
Frontier, a Southern-inspired American gastropub in Chicago, sells a variety of Thanksgiving options for its guests online. Whether it’s a meal for four or a meal for fifteen, Frontier has it covered. Even more, guests can purchase a single turkey separately from the meal, choosing from different sizes to find the perfect fit. It’s a great option for those looking to forgo the hassle of cooking at home while still having the experience of a home-cooked meal.
Delicious Thanksgiving Pies
Thanksgiving isn’t right without a pie for dessert. Bubby’s makes incredible homemade pies directly in the heart of downtown Manhattan. This year, their website offers guests the opportunity to preorder pies for pickup. From the classic “Plain Pumpkin” to “Sour Cherry,” it’s essential for any November gathering. The best part? They ship to all 50-states for anyone to enjoy. (maybe add something about gifting to someone too?)
Thanksgiving Dinner, Sides and Wine Packs
Whiskey Bird is Atlanta’s cross-cultural fusion of yakitori meets bourbon. And this year, the restaurant is offering its guests Thanksgiving dinner for purchase online. Guests can choose from catering packages such as “Thanksgiving Dinner,”, which includes an entire meal that feeds up to four or from “Thanksgiving Dinner - Just The Sides” for those who already have a main course option. Even further, guests can purchase a “Thanksgiving Wine Pack” where guests can select a variety of wines recommended to serve alongside dinner.
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Hill Country BBQ
Thanksgiving Dinner Packages, Plus a la Carte Meats & Sides
Hill Country BBQ takes it one step further with its offerings this year. Through their dedicated catering website guests can place large-volume catering orders quickly online. Apart from offering “The Thanksgiving Dinner” for four or “The Thanksgiving Feast” for up to ten, the clouted barbecue restaurant offers up an a la carte menu of pit-smoked meats such as “Smoked Brisket” and a “Whole PIt-Smoked Thanksgiving Turkey,” all online. Guests have the option to purchase sides and even dessert pies.
Thanksgiving Dinner at Home: The Bird, Trimmings, Cider, Wine and more.
True to their style and image, Hearth, a Tuscan-American inspired farm-to-table restaurant uniquely offers up a selection of items online for Thanksgiving. “The Bird and Trimmings” can be purchased at $55/person and includes everything needed for a rustic, festive meal at home or away. To offer the full package, guests can also choose between a selection of ciders and wine that have been chosen to pair well with each meal.
Pies 'n' Thighs
Thanksgiving Pies: From Sour Cherry to Bourbon Pecan
What’s more satisfying than the moment Thanksgiving dinner hits the table? Arguably, the dessert. Pie-n-Thighs is lauded for its fried chicken throughout the New York City area, but it’s the pies that are the prize this Thanksgiving. Guests can visit their website to purchase classics such as “Pumpkin Pie” or delicacies like the “Bourbon Pecan Pie”. For those guests who aren’t in the New York City metro area, Pies-n-Thighs offers nationwide shipping.
Marlow & Daughters
Organic & Pastured Turkeys, Fixings and More
For guests who are interested in where their turkey is being sourced this Thanksgiving, Marlow & Daughters offers full transparency on the type of bird being offered and specifically where it’s from. Whether it’s the certified organic turkeys from Hidden Camp Farm in Canajoharie, NY or the pastured turkeys from Oink & Gobble Farm in Interlaken, NY, guests can order ahead online to ensure their prized main course is ready just in time for its big debut at the dinner table.
Mercantile and Mash
Thanksgiving Dinner, Sides and Desserts
Food and gathering traditions are not to be messed with, especially in Charleston, South Carolina. But if we know anything, it’s that this year will be an exception with COVID-19. Mercantile and Mash insist to be their guests’ personal sous chef for the evening by providing pre-cooked and assembled meals to-go. Whether it’s a whole turkey and sides, a solo turkey or for those attendees who contribute with a side dish — the restaurant has its guests covered. A few minutes in the oven and it’s ready to be the center of attention. Need a little extra of something? They offer a section where guests can add additional items such as cranberry sauce or turkey gravy.
Jones Wood Foundry
JWF Thanksgiving To-Go: Complete with Appetizer, Main and Dessert
One of the benefits of ordering “JFW Thanksgiving To-Go” from Jones Wood Foundry is that the turkey is carved by professional cooks in their kitchen. But that’s just one of the benefits. Not only can guests order ahead of time and pick up a meal for four, but it also comes with appetizers and dessert. Even more, for those in the delivery zone of the Manhattan or Westchester locations, the restaurant will deliver directly to their homes.
As the holidays near, the temperatures drop and COVID-19 continues to affect indoor dining, restaurants can take advantage of the opportunity to offer online catering services through their websites. By doing so, restaurants can benefit from increased revenues while providing a hospitable and festive experience for their loyal guests who long for a taste of normal. These restaurants serve as a great example of the ways in which restaurants of all kinds can get creative and do the same. To learn more about online catering, get in touch with a BentoBox specialist today or reach out to your account manager.
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