Merrill Zorn of Zorn's of Bethpage Named Bethpage Chamber's 2015 Member of the Year

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Merrill Zorn, President & CEO of Zorn's of Bethpage is named Bethpage Chamber's 2015 Member of the Year for her business leadership and dedication to the community. This award comes as Zorn's of Bethpage celebrates their 75th year serving Long Island.

Merrill Zorn, President and Chief Executive Officer of Zorn's of Bethpage has been named 2015 Member of the Year by the Bethpage Chamber of Commerce for her business leadership, dedication to the community and to commemorate Zorn's of Bethpage's 75 years of serving Long Island. The award will be presented at the Chamber's annual Summer Festival on August 15.

Merrill is the fourth generation to run the family-owned and operated Zorn's of Bethpage, which is one of the first retail establishments in New York to offer take-out food. For 75 years Long Islanders have enjoyed take-out roasted turkeys, open-flame cooked rotisserie chicken, southern fried chicken and spare ribs, along with fresh salads and side dishes still made the old- fashioned way. All of our homemade sides; including coleslaw, potato and macaroni salads, macaroni and cheese and creamed spinach, soups and gravy are made with the same family recipes used from the 1940s. Spices are made from scratch, the dough for pot pies is hand rolled, and even the potatoes are still peeled by hand on our premises daily.

The core quality of Zorn's of Bethpage business remains at the same high standards set 75 years ago. In 1940 Pete Zorn opened his first retail store in Bethpage, on Long Island. His vision was to offer wholesome, oven-ready meals using the freshest ingredients that busy families could take home with them, creating one of New York's first take out services. Today the business has grown to more than 65 employees and Zorn's of Bethpage is renowned on Long Island for its all-natural poultry fresh from farm to kitchen. No chemicals or preservatives are used and all food is prepared on the premises every day.

Zorn's of Bethpage is a valuable partner in the community as well. Merrill Zorn continues the family tradition of giving back to those in need. Twice a week she donates food to Island Harvest, the largest hunger relief organization on Long Island. She is also actively involved in many Long Island charitable and civic causes including The Safe Center LI, Mommentum, Canine Companions, Hire a Veteran, 100 Women Who Care About Long Island, the Huntington Rotary Club, Bethpage Chamber, Huntington Chamber Board Member, and St. Joseph's Hospital Community Board Member.

Zorn's of Bethpage is located at 4321 Hempstead Turnpike in Bethpage. For more information, menus, operating hours and directions, call 516-731-5500 or visit

Zorn's of Bethpage
The award-winning Zorn's of Bethpage is one of the first retail take-out food service in New York State. Founded in 1940, Zorn's of Bethpage is known for its homemade roasted turkeys, rotisserie and southern fried chicken, barbecue ribs, sides and pies, always made fresh every day from scratch and on premises. Zorn's of Bethpage also provides corporate and home catering for holiday dinners, family parties and everyday meals. Zorn's of Bethpage is located at 4321 Hempstead Turnpike in Bethpage, 516-731-5500. For more information, menus, operating hours and directions, visit

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