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ZORN’S OF BETHPAGE
COMFORT FOOD, MODERNIZED
BY ALEX MITCHELL
Who says you need to go to Kentucky
to get outstanding fried chicken?
Zorn’s of Bethpage has been the comfort
food destination on Hempstead
Turnpike since opening its iconic
blue-and-white doors in 1940.
Starting as a poultry farm with a
plywood sign that attracted travelers
to "buy your turkeys here,”
nowadays Zorn’s provides all the
components for a savory meal rather
than just a bird. With chicken
and waffles, spare ribs, and even
spaghetti and meatballs, the takehome
market’s menu encompasses
much more than its farmstead
In May, Zorn’s moved into a newly
done restaurant and workspace on
its original plot of land in Bethpage
while closing its original historic
market in the process.
“We are focusing on old traditions
with new beginnings, as we open this
new chapter in the history of Zorn’s of
Bethpage,” said Merrill S. Zorn, the
“The entire design, build and movein
process has been emotional for me
and my staff,” she said about moving
into the 8,000-square-foot
facility that will also handle
Zorn’s catering division.
space offers a dine-in area,
something that many customers
have been long awaiting, in addition
to other comfortable amenities
that mix a Long Island family business
history with changing times.
“We will continue to serve up our
well-loved traditional recipes,” said
Zorn. “Everything you have come to
know and love about Zorn’s — our
quality, freshness and friendly staff
— will not change.”
That’s in addition to turkey dinners,
homestyle chicken dinners for one,
and mouth-watering side dishes like
homemade chicken pot pie, corn
Zorn's of Bethpage is a local institution.
nuggets, and potato pancakes, with
classics like fries, mashed potatoes,
and macaroni and cheese naturally
thrown into the mix.
For those hosting one last summer
party, there’s Zorn’s
backyard picnic package. It
provides a rotisserie chicken,
a skinless Southern
fried chicken, all-beef hot
dogs, potato salad, coleslaw,
macaroni salad, corn on the
cob with butter, apple pie, and
watermelon, with (of course) ketchup,
mustard, relish, plates, forks, knives,
serving utensils, and napkins.
Zorn's of Bethpage is located at 4321
Hempstead Tpke. in Bethpage. It
can be reached at 516-731-5500 or
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