These chain restaurants are offering take-home Easter feasts
The second Easter Sunday during the novel coronavirus pandemic brings more dining options than last year.
With indoor dining rooms currently open at 25% capacity throughout Southern California, many chain restaurants will serve traditional or special Easter menus for dine-in on April 4.
But many will be offering family meals to-go that can be heated and served at home.
Here is a sampling of what’s out there from chains with more than one location in Southern California. Most require pre-ordering, so check websites for deadlines and pickup times.
Black Angus Steakhouse: Easter Prime Rib Family Meal serves four for $99 and includes prime rib with three kinds of horseradish, mashed potatoes or rice pilaf, broccoli, molasses bread and chocolate chip cookies. Pick up April 3-4. blackangus.com
Buca di Beppo: Easter package for five costs $55 and features choice of salad and pasta, bread and cannoli. A package that adds a chicken entree or eggplant Parmesan costs $65. bucadibeppo.com
Claim Jumper Restaurant & Saloon: Platters are priced $135-$160 with choice of ham, turkey or tri-tip, with mashed potatoes, stuffing, garlic cheese bread and choice of side. claimjumper.com
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store: Heat-and-serve feasts for four to six people include ham for $89.99 and prime rib for $129.99. They include mashed potatoes, gravy, rolls and two sides. There is also a larger ham feast for six to eight people at $154.99. It includes three sides and two buttermilk pies. crackerbarrel.com
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit: The Classic Family Pack features pulled pork and beef brisket and sides starting at $62.99 at participating locations. dickeys.com
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar: Easter at Home heat-and serve meal includes 32-ounce Fillet Wellington, mashed potatoes, salad and sides for $300. It serves four to six people. Order by April 1 to pick up April 2-4. flemingssteakhouse.com
Honey Baked Ham Co.: Easter feast costs $129.95 and feeds 14-16 people with 7 pounds of ham, green beans, cheesy potatoes and carrot cake. honeybaked.com
Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que: An Easter Family Supper feeds four to six people and costs $119-$129. It includes sliced ham with Coca-Cola glaze, two racks of baby back ribs, two half chickens and four sides. An Easter Super Feast feeds 12 or more for $259-$279 with three racks of baby back ribs, four half chickens and salad. Pre-orders start March 28. lucillesbbq.com
Marie Callender’s: Heat-and-serve ham feasts for four include mashed potatoes, cornbread, vegetables and an apple or pumpkin pie for $134. There is also a turkey feast for the same price. Pre-order begins March 26. Quiche brunches and muffin platters are also available at participating locations, and fresh strawberry pies are on sale. mariecallenders.com
Norms: Family meal specials that serve four people include breakfast with ham steak for $29.99; ribeye steak and eggs for $39.99; ham steak dinner with choice of potato, green beans, soup and salad for $35.99; and ribeye dinner for $45.99. norms.com
Urban Plates: Family meals to-go serve four and include choice of chicken, steak, ahi, salmon or meatless loaf, two sides and bread. Prices range from $43.95 to $53.95. urbanplates.com