Describe your establishment...
We are located in the heart of Portland, Oregon's downtown where we are the oldest restaurant. Our bar dates back to the saloon days, more than a century ago, and we have maintained the same atmosphere ever since.
How does turkey fit in with the scheme of your operation?
We have been serving turkey for more than 125 years and it has become our restaurant trademark.
How do you currently menu turkey?
We specialize in a traditional turkey dinners and a variety of turkey entrées such as turkey piccata, turkey enchiladas, turkey quesadillas, turkey pot pie and bang bang turkey, a Chinese inspired dish. Please check out our menu at hubers.com.
What are the compelling points that make turkey adaptable for lunch and dinner dishes?
Turkey can be utilized in a variety of ways for everything from a simple turkey sandwich to a turkey piccata. Turkey can be used instead of chicken most of the time and is also better for you than chicken.
Why do you think your patrons order these turkey items?
Customers know we've been serving turkey for a long time and we do it right so they know if they order a turkey item it will be delicious.
From a business perspective, as the chef from Huber's, why do you include turkey on your menu (food cost, versatility, consumer demand, etc)?
We include turkey on the menu because it has become our trademark product. The serving of turkey at the restaurant is a tradition that goes back to the saloon days when a turkey sandwich came free with the purchase of a drink. The food cost on turkey is very low. Customers also know that turkey is good for them and is the healthy choice.
When thinking about other proteins you serve why did you choose turkey for this menu item as opposed to chicken, beef or pork?
Tradition plus turkey is a healthier choice.
With the recent push in the industry for healthy menu options and the release of the revised Government Food Guidelines in 2005, how does turkey help you meet this growing consumer demand?
Turkey is versatile and can be combined with lots of healthy options.
How do you use the web as a tool in your work?
We have our own web site with the history, the menu and catering information to help market the restaurant. Also we send out a monthly e-mail. We also use the web to find new recipes for the restaurant.
Do you use the NTF web site as a resource?
I have not used the site before, but now that I know about it I will be going there for recipes in the future.
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