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On Thanksgiving Day, all across the United States, people will be sitting down to what is probably the largest meal most will eat all year.

There is an unbelievable amount of preparation for each Thanksgiving feast! The numbers for the day are staggering!


Approximately 46 million turkeys are cooked for Thanksgiving each year

50 million pumpkin pies are eaten on Thanksgiving

Only 88% of Americans eat turkey on Thanksgiving

The average Thanksgiving diner could feasibly consume over 3,000 calories and over 220 grams of fat during that single dinner

8 out of 10 Americans prefer Thanksgiving leftovers to the meal itself


When it comes to the meal itself - there is something for everyone! The average Thanksgiving dinner table is a veritable smorgasbord. 


What’s the first thing you reach for?

We polled our SunStar Strategic staff and the results are rather surprising. Pumpkin pie, fabled to be a traditional dessert, isn’t too popular with the SunStar crowd. Check out the results of this highly sophisticated and important survey below and see how you compare.

No matter what your favorite – Bon Appetit!


Turkey Pie chart