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King’s Hawaiian turns Thanksgiving travel into a treat

King’s Hawaiian is helping Northeast travelers “Roll Home in Style” with signature Thanksgiving meals served in custom-designed dining cars at New York’s Penn Station on November 19th. The special charter dining cars operated between New York, Philadelphia and Boston.

Vacation travel is notorious for being hectic — in fact, Thanksgiving is the busiest travel week of the year, according to Amtrak. Eager to turn one of vacation’s greatest stresses into an enjoyable experience, King’s Hawaiian – makers of the dinner roll No Geist earlier this year.

Leisure travelers were invited to board a free charter train from Philadelphia to New York City or from New York City to Boston — or stop at 30th Street Station (Philadelphia), Penn Station (NYC), or South Station (Boston) — to catch a glimpse treat yourself to a pre-Thanksgiving meal in a stationary King’s Hawaiian dining car at one of these stations.

Holiday guests were treated to a one-of-a-kind Thanksgiving meal in memorable dining cars, giving them the full story — and plenty of buns — to share at the table throughout the holiday season.

Whether in a center-table breadbasket or to make the ultimate leftover slider for the next day, King’s Hawaiian Rolls are a perfect, versatile addition to any holiday meal. Roll Home in Style railroad travelers showed off all the delicious ways to enjoy King’s Hawaiian this holiday season and were treated to a Thanksgiving-inspired menu during their trip Northeast.

Courses included a garden salad with King’s Hawaiian croutons, a Thanksgiving leftover sandwich between King’s Hawaiian rolls, and a King’s Hawaiian pumpkin bread pudding for dessert.

“We are honored that our products have played an important ‘part’ on the Christmas tables of so many families for more than 70 years. In fact, we hear a lot of people say that King’s Hawaiian Rolls are the holiday’s best kept secret,” said Chad Donvito, President of King’s Hawaiian. “After two years of trimmed gatherings, we know more people than ever will be traveling to reconnect with loved ones this Thanksgiving, millions by train. We’re doing our part to make the journey that little bit sweeter by turning train dining cars into an unforgettable experience that proves that everything – even vacation travel – is better with King’s Hawaiian.”

For more information on how King’s Hawaiian can enhance any holiday celebration, including recipes featuring the brand’s soft and fluffy buns, visit

Founded more than 70 years ago in Hilo, Hawaii, by Robert R. Taira, King’s Hawaiian is a family business that has been dedicated to providing irresistible, Hawaiian-inspired dining with original recipes prepared with an aloha spirit for three generations. A priority for the company is sharing the Hawaiian way – a uniquely Hawaiian approach to hospitality based on kindness, generosity and a commitment to making everyone feel a part of the King’s Hawaiian ohana (extended family).

King’s Hawaiian makes the #1 branded bun in the US, along with other great Hawaii-inspired foods like hamburger buns, slider buns, pretzel bread, sandwich bread and more. The soft and fluffy texture of King’s Hawaiian Bread adds the perfect touch of sweetness to a variety of recipes and occasions, including everyone’s favorite weekly tradition, Slider Sunday family meals.

The company operates baking facilities in Torrance and Oakwood, Georgia. For more information, visit the company’s website at or find King’s Hawaiian on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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