Inn serves traditional holiday dinner on Thanksgiving

The Quality Inn and Conference Center in Springfield offers buffets for both Thanksgiving and Christmas. BILL LACKEY/STAFF

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The Quality Inn and Conference Center in Springfield offers buffets for both Thanksgiving and Christmas. BILL LACKEY/STAFF

If you’re looking for someone else to do the cooking on Thanksgiving, the traditional buffet with turkey, ham and more at the Quality Inn and Conference Center may be the perfect place to celebrate the holiday.

Quality Inn and Conference Center

Thanksgiving Day Buffet on Thursday, Nov. 22

Location: 383 East Leffel Lane, Springfield

Contact: www.canus.gm@gmail.com, (937) 323-8631

Background/Overview:

Quality Inn and Conference Center by Choice Hotels replaced Springfield’s Holiday Inn in 2009. Its sole proprietor is New York resident Andy Mullick.

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Johnathon King was still in high school in Macon, Ga., in 2000, when he began working as a laundry attendant, before quickly working himself up to be housekeeper’s supervisor for Choice Hotels.

In 2016, the previous general manager at this Quality Inn and Conference Center in Springfield telephoned King to ask if he could help him out here for a while. He agreed to a short-term relocation. When that man couldn’t return to his position, King took over the duties and was granted the title as general manager at this location.

Roscoe Shellman was then hired by King as head chef. He was a U.S. military chef, and a Wittenberg University chef for years before retiring. He left retirement behind for this position.

Kelly Campbell was the Quality Inn transportation driver. In 2017, he was hired in to be trained by Shellman as sous chef.

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Quality Inn and Conference Center has carried on the hotel’s tradition of its Thanksgiving Day Buffet. This feast is a family-encouraged special event with a customary holiday menu set in a decorated venue for your comfort and enjoyment.

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The Quality Inn and Conference Center in Springfield is taking reservations for its Thanksgiving buffet. BILL LACKEY/STAFF

The Quality Inn and Conference Center in Springfield is taking reservations for its Thanksgiving buffet. BILL LACKEY/STAFF

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The Quality Inn and Conference Center in Springfield is taking reservations for its Thanksgiving buffet. BILL LACKEY/STAFF

Thanksgiving Day Buffet prices:

(7.25 percent tax, and gratuity are not included)

Adults: $15.95 (plus tax)

Seniors (62 & older): $13.95 (plus tax)

Children (ages 4-12): $6.98 (plus tax)

Children (3 & younger): Free

Thanksgiving Day Buffet Menu:

Beverages (included in price): Coffee; iced tea/tea; soft drinks (no alcohol is permitted at this event)

Bread: Warm rolls w/butter

Entrees: Herb roasted turkey; Honey Baked ham

Salads: Garden salad w/assorted dressings; potato salad; traditional cranberry salad

Sides: Green bean casserole; honey glazed carrots; housemade stuffing; mashed potatoes and gravy; sweet potatoes

Desserts (included in price): Apple pie; pecan pie; pumpkin pie; sweet potato pie

Hours:

Thursday, Nov. 22

10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

More Information:

Please telephone now for Thanksgiving Buffet reservations; however, space will be reserved for any group size up to the day of this event. Dress in your “Sunday best” for this special occasion, yet, it’s not a requirement.

Crazy Joe’s Jamaican Bar can be entered from inside and to the left of the Quality Inn lobby, and from an outside entrance with the bar’s name on the door. You must be 21 years of age to enter. Hours: Everyday, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. (spirits and food); 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. (spirits).

Quality Inn and Conference Center is also now taking reservations for its Christmas Buffet, so ask the staff for the details.

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