Many of us have seen our plans change for Thanksgiving this year. Now that the pandemic is a reality, we are likely staying home and cooking a meal to enjoy ourselves.
Of course, it has always been enjoyable, albeit stressful, to cook a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. We often may have looked for the opportunity to have somebody else cook it for us, and this year, Cracker Barrel old country store is doing it in style. They are offering a stripped-down version of the traditional Thanksgiving heat and serve dinner which would usually feed up to 10 people. The new version comes in at $69.99 and feeds between four and six people.
The menu in this heat and serve family dinner includes oven-roasted turkey breast, cornbread dressing, turkey gravy, cranberry relish, and two sides. As long as you place an order on the website at least 24 hours in advance, you can pick it up and enjoy it at home. It is available between November 21-29.
You really can’t beat the convenience of this delicious dinner. Store it in your refrigerator and bake it at home so it is ready to eat within two hours. It even has heating instructions included! If you order and pick it up on the Monday or Tuesday before Thanksgiving, you also get a five dollar gift card.
For those who are interested in having a larger gathering, the large heat and serve feast is still available. It is also able to be picked up between November 21-29 and has similar offerings. The difference between the large and the small is that the large has extra goodies and either a pumpkin or pecan pie. You get a $10 gift card with the larger feast but it will cost you $139.99.
If you aren’t planning on staying home for Thanksgiving but don’t have anywhere to go, the restaurant will offer a dining service. Individual Homestyle turkey and dressing or country fried turkey plates will be on the menu from 11:00 A.M. until 9:00 P.M. on Thanksgiving day. You can also try the new breakfast of Grandma’s Holiday Sampler, which has hand-breaded country fried turkey and buttermilk pancakes.
Cracker Barrel is always busy on Thanksgiving, and this year, they want things to be just the same. They have been serving Thanksgiving meals to those dining-in since 1969 and they aren’t stopping in 2020.
You can use the online waitlist on the restaurant’s website to request a table and to reduce your wait time. If there is a long wait and you don’t have a reservation, you will be asked to stay in your car and you will get a text message notification when your table is ready. Employees will be wearing face masks and Cracker Barrel would like it if guests would wear them when they aren’t at their table.SKM: below-content placeholder