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MEQUON -- You don't have to work for hours on end in the kitchen to provide a Thanksgiving feast for your family. You could rely services like those offered at Sendik's in Mequon. That's where Brian Kramp spent the afternoon on Tuesday, November 24th -- where they are preparing pre-packaged Thanksgiving meals, dishes and desserts.

What does "sendik" mean?

The name Sendik’s is derived from a simple misunderstanding. As new immigrants to America, the family needed to acquire many household items. While attempting to purchase a stove, Great Grandpa Balistreri overcame the language barrier and asked the clerk to “send it” to him. To the salesman, it sounded like Great Grandpa was saying “Sendik,” which is the name that was written on the order. When the stove arrived, the delivery person asked some neighbors where he could find “Mr. Sendik.” They pointed him in Great Grandpa’s direction because they knew he was expecting a stove. Great Grandpa became known as Mr. Sendik, and the rest, as they say, is history.