KENT, Wash. — It's turkey time at Cave Man Kitchen, the busiest time of the year for this family-owned business.
“The kids call it Turkey-geddon,” said Roseanna Donley, who has been working behind the counter since she was 17. “It really tests what you’re made of. We have kids that are here working 24 hours straight.”
They've been making Thanksgiving taste great since the early 70s. All day people are picking up their Thanksgiving meals.
“It's tradition, tradition, tradition,” Donley said.
And it's all thanks to "Dad" Donley (Mr. D,) the original caveman.
“I can still hear him yelling, ‘Roseanne, front and center!,'" his daughter said.
From Thanksgiving through Christmas, Cave Man Kitchen offers smoked turkey, ham, and prime rib with all the fixings.
“It's excellent,” Brett Simpson said. “It's moist. It's smoky and it's been brined so it's really good.”
Cave Man Kitchen sells hundreds of turkeys in the days leading up to Thanksgiving. The smokehouse in the back runs non-stop. Sometimes the old ways are the best.
“I mean the caveman did it that way,” Donley laughed. “We're just holding on to tradition.”
Whatever they're doing, they're doing it right.
“It's a big blessing for us,” Donley said.