Editor’s Note: The article below is from our archive, for a current story on Easter Dining Deals, see: Easter 2018 Dine-In, Takeout Deals
Easter 2016 Restaurant Deals
Whether you’re planning to don your Sunday best for a traditional Easter brunch, serve up Easter dinner with all the fixings, or add a little whimsy to an Easter egg hunt with spring-themed sweets, you can celebrate Easter by sharing a meal from your favorite restaurant with your friends and family. Easter Sunday is March 27, 2016. Here are the Easter dining deals from the nation’s leading chain restaurants.
Baskin-Robbins has special cakes for Easter and a promo code for $3 off, good through March 27, 2016. Their specialty Bunny Roll Cakes can be the perfect centerpiece for Easter gatherings. Also choose from Easter Egg Cakes, Chick Cakes and more. Order online and save $3 by using promo code SAVE3 at checkout. For more details, including a link to the $3 off coupon, see this Baskin Robbins Email.
Bob Evans announced they will be open at 6 a.m.* on Easter Sunday and will offer brunch menu items all day, starting at $4.99. For families who still want to enjoy a farm-fresh, homestyle meal from Bob Evans, but want to celebrate in their homes, Bob Evans will once again offer the popular Farmhouse Feast, which must be ordered in advance. The meal includes hickory smoked ham served with mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans and ham, buttered sweet corn, coleslaw, rolls and lemon supreme pie. This meal can feed a family of four for $49.99* or a family of eight for $79.99*. Guests can order the Farmhouse Feast at any Bob Evans Restaurant or at http://www.bobevans.com/our-restaurants/easter and schedule their own pick-up date through Easter Sunday. The meals are fresh and made-to-order, but quantities are limited, so ordering early is highly recommended. Bob Evans announced the Easter specials in this press release. Click here to start your online order. *Price and hours may vary by market.
Boston Market will be serving an Easter menu on Good Friday though Easter Sunday. Enjoy a Hand Carved Ham Meal, complete with dessert, for $11.99. See Boston Market Easter Special for more details. Boston Market says they will be open on Easter Sunday.
For takeout at Boston Market, get a Complete Spiral Sliced Ham Dinner for 12 for $104.99 ($8.75 per person), while supplies last. Includes a whole ham, three sides, cornbread, gravy and two apple pies. Take the meal home chilled, then just heat and serve. Boston Market also has Turkey Breast Meals, meals for 4 – 6 and a la carte offerings. Click here to view the complete Easter menu. To place your order, visit bostonmarket.com or call (866) 977-9090. Boston Market will be open Easter Sunday.
Carvel Ice Cream is featuring a lineup of Easter Cakes. Choose from Bunny Cakes, Chocolate Bunny Cakes, Bunny Robert & Bunny Robin Cakes, Easter Basket Cakes, Easter Egg Cakes and more. Click here to view the full selection of cakes and start your online order.
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit has an Easter Feast starting at $99.95, or get a Barbecue Honey Ham starting at $59.95. Price and participation may vary. More details at the Dickey’s BBQ site.
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse has a three-course Easter brunch for $39.95 per person ($18.95 for the children’s menu), served from 10 AM to 3 PM on Easter Sunday. Entree choices include Eggs Benedict with filet mignon or Brioche French Toast with sausage, maple blueberry syrup and chantilly cream. For more details see the Fleming’s Easter Menu. Flemings’ regular menu is also available.
Honeybaked Ham has a multiple ham selections for Easter, with coupons available on some items and extended hours on Friday and Saturday at some locations. For links to coupons and more details, see HoneyBaked Ham Coupons.
Krispy Kreme has three varieties of limited-edition Easter-themed doughnuts. Choose from a Chick Doughnut, Egg Doughnut or Bunny Bum doughnut. Available at most Krispy Kremes through Easter Sunday. More details at the Krispy Kreme Home page.
McCormick & Schmick’s is hosting an Easter brunch and buffet on Easter Sunday. Please contact your nearest location for brunch and/or buffet offerings and hours.
Mimi’s Cafe is serving a special Easter Menu starting at 11 am at most locations on Easter Sunday. Mimi’s Easter special is priced at $16.99 for adults and $8.99 for children. Choose from a starter and a main course of roast turkey, smoked ham or grilled Salmon, followed by a Bread Pudding dessert. More details at: Mimi’s Easter Menu.
Morton’s Steak House has a $55 Steak and Lobster special for Easter Sunday. Visit the Morton’s website for more details or to make a reservation.
Many Ruth’s Chris Steak House locations will be open early on Easter Sunday and will be serving a special Surf ‘n Turf menu starting at $49.95. Visit the Ruth’s Chris Easter Specials website for more details or to make a reservation.
Shoney’s will feature a home-cooked Easter Buffet, featuring traditional holiday favorites, freshly prepared on Easter Sunday. Shoney’s Easter Buffet includes sliced ham, hand-carved turkey, fresh fried chicken, vegetables, salad, soup, fruit and more. Shoney’s will also top the meal with Shoney’s peach cobbler. Shoney’s Easter Buffet starts at $11.99 per person. Shoney’s announced the Easter special in This Press Release.
Spaghetti Warehouse has a $40 Easter Feast for 4 with a coupon. CLICK HERE for your Spaghetti Warehouse coupon. The special is good on Saturday and Sunday, March 26-27, 2016. More details are on the Spaghetti Warehouse Specials website.
According to statistics from a variety of retailers, $14.6 billion is spent annually on Easter-related goods, with $2.1 billion of that amount spent on Easter candy. That equates to 120 million pounds of Easter candy purchased annually, of which 70% is chocolate. Ninety million chocolate bunnies are made each year.
About Easter (from Wikipedia)
Easter (Old English usually Ēastrun, -on, or -an; also Ēastru, -o; and Ēostre), also called Pasch (derived, through Latin: Pascha and Greek Πάσχα Paskha, from Aramaic: פסחא, cognate to Hebrew: פֶּסַח Pesaḥ), or Resurrection Sunday, is a festival and holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, described in the New Testament as having occurred three days after his crucifixion by Romans at Calvary c. 30 AD. It is the culmination of the Passion of Christ, preceded by Lent (or Great Lent), a forty-day period of fasting, prayer, and penance.
Easter is linked to the Jewish Passover by much of its symbolism, as well as by its position in the calendar. In many languages, the words for “Easter” and “Passover” are identical or very similar. Easter customs vary across the Christian world, and include sunrise services, exclaiming the Paschal greeting, clipping the church, and decorating Easter eggs, a symbol of the empty tomb. The Easter lily, a symbol of the resurrection, traditionally decorates the chancel area of churches on this day and for the rest of Eastertide. Additional customs that have become associated with Easter and are observed by both Christians and some non-Christians include egg hunting, the Easter Bunny, and Easter parades. There are also various traditional Easter foods that vary regionally.