Medium Rare offers Free Turkey Fry

The tradition continues. For the 14th consecutive year, Medium Rare Restaurants wants to make sure your holiday is safe and delicious. The award-winning eatery is set to hold its Annual Thanksgiving Day Free Turkey Fry at Medium Rare Cleveland Park. 

The Free Turkey Fry was started in 2008 by Medium Rare co-owner Mark Bucher as a way to deep fry turkeys to avoid the potential dangers of doing it at home. This year, Medium Rare plans to fry at least 600 lbs of turkey goodness. And for those who may have received donated turkeys, but do not have a place to cook them, the Turkey Fry provides an opportunity to enjoy a delicious Thanksgiving meal with family. 

There’s no charge for frying turkeys, but Medium Rare is encouraging participants to donate up to $25 per fried turkey to Bucher’s “Feed the Fridge” initiative—which places refrigerators stocked with FREE, nourishing meals across the DMV to help those facing hunger. The program is funded by We Care, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization created by Mark Bucher. To donate to Feed the Fridge, participants can visit this

The first drop into the deep fryer takes place at 10:00 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day, November 25, at:

Medium Rare Cleveland Park 

3500 Connecticut Ave NW,

Washington, DC 20008. 

There will be eight fryers in all, accommodating up to 24 turkeys an hour. The event runs until 3:00 p.m. First come, first served reservations are available by signing up via SignUpGenius—with a limited number of walk-ups allowed. Turkeys must be fully thawed and weigh between eight and 12 pounds. 

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