(NEXSTAR) – This year, be thankful that someone else is offering to cook.
If the thought of preparing an entire Thanksgiving feast is too much to stomach, fear not: Plenty of national restaurant chains and retailers are selling heat-and-serve options that barely require any prep work — aside from picking up the phone or placing an online order.
Feeling less-than-motivated to dish up your own dinner? Try one of the following options and free yourself up to focus on friends, family, football, or anything else that has nothing to do with cooking.
The “Farmhouse Feasts” at Bob Evans include turkey, ham or both, along with sides and desserts. The largest serves up to 10 people, but meals for smaller, more intimate gatherings are also available. Customers can also choose to pick up their orders or arrange for delivery.
Boston Market has complete meals for up to 12 people, with options for not only turkey, but prime rib and spiral ham. Sides and desserts are included with most meals, but customers can order extras à la carte. Select meals are available for delivery, too, for customers who order by Oct. 23.
Cracker Barrel’s holiday offerings include turkey dinners for families small and semi-large, with traditional feasts (a main, sides, desserts) that serve up to 10 people. Additional family-style sides can be purchased as add-ons, just in case the crowd is feeling extra hungry.
Buffet chain Golden Corral is offering to-go holiday dinners featuring turkey, ham or fried chicken. Orders must be placed 72 hours prior to pickup, but “last-minute” orders may be accommodated at each individual restaurant’s discretion.
The Honey Baked Ham Company
When your company specializes in hams, it’s a safe bet they’re offering holiday meals. Fans of The Honey Baked Ham Company can currently order meals — with ham or turkey — for pick-up in store, or shipped straight to their doors.
Popeyes is taking on turkey for Thanksgiving with the return of its precooked — but frozen — Cajun-style turkeys (sides and desserts not included). The take-home turkeys are only available at participating locations, and customers are encouraged to call or visit their local restaurants to inquire about availability.