This Mother’s Day, social distancing means togetherness.
That’s the idea behind restaurants offering takeout or delivery this year with traditional brunches out of the question due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Several chains have put together family-style menus to please everybody, not just mom, on the holiday. Mother’s Day falls on this Sunday, May 10.
But some include brunch and breakfast favorites, like quiche.
Some takeout meals include beverages like mimosas, thanks to California’s temporary relaxation of liquor laws.
Here’s a sampling of current offers. Most require ordering at least a day or two in advance, and some have specific pickup windows. Also, many of them require reheating or cooking, particularly steaks or other meat entrees. Make sure you understand what you’re getting before you offer up your credit card.
Coco’s Bakery: Specials include Crème Brûlée French toast, $9.99 a la carte or $12.99 with eggs and choice of ham bacon or sausage; top sirloin and eggs or sirloin dinner, $14.99; and chimichurri chicken breast, $12.99. Available May 8-10. cocosbakery.com/mothers-day
Corky’s Kitchen & Bakery: Mother’s Day breakfast costs $35 includes quiche, fruit, hash browns, and muffins. There is also a mimosa pack with two bottles of sparkling wine and a gallon of orange juice for $25. A $49 ham dinner includes scalloped potatoes, green beans and dinner rolls for four people. Pickup on May 9-10. Preorder at Corky’s website. corkyskitchenandbakery.com
Cracker Barrel: Family Meal Baskets To-Go include a $10 gift card on Mother’s Day weekend. Selections include pancakes with choice of meat, $37.99, and fried chicken, $35.99. crackerbarrel.com
Daily Grill: A Mother’s Day Surf and Turf for two goes for $60-$80. dailygrill.com
Islands Fine Burgers & Drinks: In addition to family meals, Islands has 14-ounce Mai Tais for two at $14 or four at $20. islandsrestaurants.com
King’s Fish House: Family-style dinners feed four to six people with some home cooking. Cedar plank roasted salmon, $150, and surf and turf with filet mignon and lobster, $225, include potatoes, roasted brussels sprouts, greens, and dessert. Pickup is on May 9 only. watergrill.com
Lazy Dog: Mother’s Day brunch kit feeds four to five people for $45 and includes a craft kit to make a hand-print flower bouquet and card. The meal includes pancake mix, syrup, Nutella, whipped cream, 15 eggs, 1 pound of bacon, breakfast potatoes, coffee and orange juice. There is also a mimosa kit for $20 and heat-at-home quiche for $7-8. Preorder for pickup May 8-10. lazydogrestaurants.myshopify.com
Marie Callender’s: A quiche brunch meal includes bacon and cheddar, vegetable or ham quiche, fresh strawberries, whipped cream, and orange juice, and at some locations sparkling wine. Check your local restaurant for availability. A spot check shows prices at $40-$45. mariecallenders.com
P.F. Chang’s: Mother’s Day meals cost $20 per person and can be ordered for four, six or eight people. They include entree, dim sum, appetizer, and soup. There’s also a Celebrate Mom Kit for $20 that includes dessert, either Great Wall of Chocolate or New York-style cheesecake and a bottle of sparkling wine. Available May 9-10. Alcohol orders are pickup and takeout only. pfchangs.com/mom
Polly’s Pies: Eight Mother’s Day family meal bundles range from brunch to picnic lunch and chicken dinner, $32.99-$49.99. Pre-order online through May 8 or by phone through May 9. pollyspies.com
Romano’s Macaroni Grill: Family size lasagna bolognese for $65, or a three-course meal for four to five people at $100. It includes choice of lasagna or Florentine chicken penne, two sides, and choice of dessert. Braised lamb shank is also available at $25 extra. Preorder before May 9. macaronigrill.com
Yard House: Three-course Mother’s Day meal serves four for $80-$85 and includes salad, two sides, and dessert. Among the entrees are crab cake, grilled filet or ribeye steak, Maui pineapple chicken and whiskey glazed salmon. Pre-order by 3 p.m. May 9. yardhouse.com