The Original Just Turkey, a fast-casual restaurant serving up a myriad of turkey-based dishes, celebrated its 10th anniversary by hosting a block party on Sunday, August 19, immediately following the Air & Water Show. Hosted by national radio and TV personality Tone Kapone (@tonekapone33 on Instagram), the FREE four-hour (3 p.m.-7 p.m.) event took place right outside Just Turkey’s doors at 4353 S Cottage Grove. Nia Kay (@itss_niakay on Instagram), popular rapper featured on Jermaine Dupri’s Rap Game, took the stage along with other local talent and a live DJ to entertain attendees while they enjoyed complimentary tastings of signature Just Turkey dishes.
“It’s hard for any business to keep its doors open for 10 years, especially in the restaurant industry. We wanted to take a moment to celebrate our accomplishment as well as show appreciation for the community that helped get us here,” says co-owner Brian Morton.
Just Turkey’s 10th Anniversary Block Party Celebration was fun for all ages. In addition to live performances and free vittles, the event featured a bounce house for kids, shaded VIP area for the adult guests (21+) who wanted a reprieve from the sun and a refreshing beverage, local artisan vendors, and giveaways including school supplies for students!
“Giving back to the community is important to Just Turkey. We are grateful to be in a position where we can provide a positive, safe and affordable outlet for people to enjoy the weather and some good food,” said Brian—inventor of the Turkey Tips and the Italian Turkey, a fowl twist on the famous Chicago Italian Beef.
About Just Turkey—Just Turkey was founded by brothers Brian and Greg Morton with the goal of offering their community healthy, affordable food served fast. When they opened their doors 10 years ago, they were the first and only restaurant serving all turkey-based dishes. Since, Just Turkey has solidified their position as an innovator in their category creating unique dishes such as BBQ Turkey Tips, Butter Crusted Turkey Burger and the Turkey Italian.
Just Turkey is taking their concept across the country to California where they recently broke ground on their first LA location. Brian and Greg hope to open their doors by fall 2018. www.originaljustturkey.com.