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Soby’s contribute to the Thanksgiving tradition

Soby’s continues to contribute to the upstate Thanksgiving tradition

Soby’s in downtown Greenville had about 1,100 reservations as of Thursday



WHERE TO VISIT THE FAMILY. A UPSTATE RESTAURANT OPENS TODAY OFFERING FAMILIES THE OPPORTUNITY TO STEP OUT OF THE KITCHEN TO ENJOY A MEAL ALREADY PREPARED. RASHAD WILLIAMS IS IN GREENVILLE WITH A LOOK AT HOW SOBEYS BECAME A VACATION ALTERNATIVE. YOU KNOW, AS I LOOK AROUND, THIS IS PROBABLY THE QUIEST AND QUIET TOWN OF GREENVILLES IN A LONG TIME. AND IT IS PROBABLY BECAUSE MOST RESTAURANTS AND SHOPS ARE CLOSED TODAY. BUT SOBEYS HAS MADE IT A TRADITION TO SEND FAMILIES WITH REMINDERS OF THANKSGIVING AND THANKSGIVING AT SOBEYS. WE ARE READY AND WE ARE READY TO GO. HAS NOW BECOME A FAMILY TRADITION. INSTEAD OF SPENDING YOUR TIME IN THE KITCHEN, IT ALLOWS YOU TO BREAK IN AND JUST ENJOY FAMILY TIME AND NOT WORRY ABOUT CLEANING. DON’T GET THE STRESS OVER, HEY WILL THIS TASTE GOOD? WILL EVERYONE ENJOY THIS POTATO MACHINE PUREKETTE, HAM, PRIME RIB? THEY CALL IT. THIS FULL COURSE PREPARATION BEGINS LAST FRIDAY FOR ONE OF THE BUSIEST NIGHTS OF THE YEAR FOR SOBEYS. Unlike on a Friday evening, we do everywhere from 550 people and 600 people. But tonight we want to do over a thousand. AND WE WILL PROBABLY MAX AT ABOUT 1100. SO WHY DON’T LET THE PROS COOK EVERYTHING THEY GO OUT FOR DINNER THIS JUST ALLOWS US TO BE TOGETHER AND NOT COOKING ALL DAY BUT TALKING. JENNIFER ACROSS THE TABLE IS EDWARD BONNAR AND HE SAYS HE COOKED LAST YEAR BUT THIS TIME WANTED TO SWIP THE APRON FOR FORK AND KNIFE. YOU SPEND MOST TIME IN THE KITCHEN COOKING. YOU CAN’T INTERACT WITH THE, YOU KNOW, THE REST OF THE FAMILY. EDWARDS SAYS HE LOST HIS WIFE SEVERAL YEARS AGO NEAR THIS TIME AND THIS HAS GAVE HIS FAMILY A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF THE TIME. THE THING IN LIFE YOU CAN NEVER MAKE IT WHAT IT IS. YOU MUST ENJOY EVERY MINUTE OF IT, EVEN IF YOU CANNOT INCLUDE ANY MORE TIME, YOU CAN ALWAYS USE IT TO BE GRATEFUL. AND I THINK IT’S ALWAYS GOOD TO BE GRATEFUL FOR WHAT YOU HAVE BECAUSE IT COULD BE TAKEN AWAY IN A HEARTBEAT. AND THE CHEF SAYS HE’S LOOKING FORWARD TO DOING AGAIN THIS NEXT YEAR AT DOWNTOWN GREENVILLE, RAS

Soby’s continues to contribute to the upstate Thanksgiving tradition

Soby’s in downtown Greenville had about 1,100 reservations as of Thursday

Last year, Soby’s in downtown Greenville had nearly 900 reservations on Thanksgiving Day. This year, executive boss Kyle Swartzendruber said he expects about 1,110. Swartzendruber said preparations began last Friday and he, along with three other team members, helped bring everything together. “We’re prepared and ready to go,” Swartzendruber said. “Instead of spending their time toiling in a kitchen, they can come in and just enjoy family time. You don’t have to worry about cleaning up, and you don’t have to fret about whether that tastes good and is fun for everyone. Cooking in the kitchen and doing things that you don’t normally do every day is very stressful. It’s important to me to have a professional do that for you.” Jennifer Cooper and Edward Bonner were joined by their family members at Soby’s when cooking all day,” Cooper said. “You spend most of your time in the kitchen cooking,” Bonner said. “You can’t interact with the rest of the family. Time is one thing in life that you can never make more of. It is what it is and you have to enjoy every minute of it. I think it’s always like that. It’s good to be thankful for what you have because it can be taken from you in an instant.”

Last year, Soby’s in downtown Greenville had nearly 900 reservations on Thanksgiving Day.

This year, executive boss Kyle Swartzendruber said he expects around 1,110.

Swartzendruber said preparation started last Friday and he, along with three other team members, helped bring everything together.

“We’re prepared and ready to go,” Swartzendruber said. “Instead of spending their time toiling in a kitchen, they can come in and just enjoy family time. You don’t have to worry about cleaning up, and you don’t have to fret about whether that tastes good and is fun for everyone. Cooking in the kitchen and doing things that you don’t normally do every day is very stressful. Getting that done by a professional is important to me.”

Jennifer Cooper and Edward Bonner were joined by their family members at Soby’s.

“If we go out to dinner, we could just be together and talk instead of cooking all day,” Cooper said.

“You spend most of your time in the kitchen cooking,” Bonner said. “You have no contact with the rest of the family. Time is one thing in life that you can never make more of. It is what it is and you have to enjoy every minute of it. I think it’s always good to be thankful for what you have because it can be taken from you in an instant.”

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