Friday Fun Facts – Special Thanksgiving Edition

Thanksgiving By The Numbers

The tradition of Thanksgiving began in 1621 by the pilgrims.  Since that time we have grown to love this holiday feast period.  Here’s a quick look at some Thanksgiving statistics:

36 Years – The number of years spent trying to make it a national holiday

96% of all Americans partake in a Thanksgiving meal


$21.65 – The average cost of a turkey

$50.11 – The average price we paid to make a Thanksgiving meal


7 Hours – The average time we spent in the kitchen preparing the meal

16 Minutes – The average time we spent eating the meal


46 Million – The number of turkeys we ate.

235 Million – The number of turkeys born this year


41.9 Million – Traveled by car more than 50 miles to partake in a meal

36.1 Million – Traveled by plane to partake in a meal


Pies Consumption by Percentage

57% – ate pumpkin pie

14% – ate pecan pie

9%   – ate sweet potato pie

20% – ate some other type of pie


Our Favorite Uses for Leftover Turkey

  • Turkey Sandwich
  • Turkey Chili
  • Turkey Casserole
  • Turkey Burgers
  • Turkey Stew