The Beginning

“Grab Gobble Go™.” Since 2003, Jive Turkey has worked tirelessly to stay true to its roots and earn the reputation for being the #1 Fried Turkey and Gourmet Food Delivery company in the country. Jive Turkey has never wavered from its core values of providing a great gourmet experience to its customers through our product line that specializes in deep fried turkeys, smoked hams and more.

The History

From the very beginning, Aricka “Miss Thanksgiving” Westbrooks decided she wanted to come up with an original idea for a business. She decided to try fried turkeys, which were not available across the country but were very popular in the south. She got a turkey fryer and began frying in her back yard. The results were so juicy and moist and each turkey had a layer of crispy golden skin that everyone who tried it swore they would never eat roasted turkey again. The reaction she got was so incredible that she realized he might be on to something, so she started Jive Turkey.

At first, Aricka “Miss Thanksgiving” opened a take out restaurant in Brooklyn, NY in 2003. Jive Turkey offered entrées, sandwiches, salads with the deep fried turkey being the centerpiece of the menu. The deep fried turkey varieties grew to 15 different flavors like Peach Bourbon, Honey Pecan and Fresh Herb. Eventually business grew and Jive Turkey began to ship the turkeys online via the website JIVETURKEY.COM. The Thanksgiving holiday became the natural high season for the deep fried turkeys and she could not keep up with demand. She decided to base the Jive Turkey Production and Customer Service Headquarters at a facility in Chicago and expanded sales of the turkeys to supermarkets and wholesale to partners online.

In 2012, Jive Turkey began to sell turkeys from a Chicago Factory Store to serve the local market of deep fried turkeys and smoked ham lovers in the Chicagoland area. The turkeys are also sold at retailers and supermarkets and the brand has built up quite a loyal following and many families enjoy having an source for getting deep fried turkeys, without the mess, stress and dangers of having to fry a turkey at home.

Over the years, Jive Turkey has been featured on The Food Network, The Travel Channel, ABC, NBC, UPN, CBS, CNN, CNBC, The New York Times, Gourmet, Food and Wine, The Wall Street Journal, and many more – all with no PR agency!

Jive Turkey Day

Over the years, the company grew its product line from offering the Jive Turkey and the Jive Turkey Feast which includes sides. New this year, Jive Turkey released its exclusive downloadable Holiday Survival Guide, perfect for hosting a flawless Thanksgiving.

Jive Turkey continues to recognize the need to provide a great experience, both from an ordering process online as well as the product mix, by implementing a new mobile-friendly website and enhanced customer friendly catalog.

We hope you'll consider starting a tradition of your own, whether you serve a deep fried Jive Turkey at your own table or send them as gifts to family and friends. It's as easy as placing your order online.