More People Will Buy Ready-to-Eat Items for Thanksgiving Dinner

Grocers and restaurants will see a rise in sales of prepared foods, as more families supplement their Thanksgiving Day feasts with made-to-order side dishes according to a recent Technomic survey.

Nearly 30 percent of Americans plan to include at least one prepared dish from a grocer or restaurant this year, up from 23 percent last year. Also worth noting, is that six percent of those surveyed said they are planning to not cook at all, and will instead have Thanksgiving dinner in a restaurant. Story