> 88 percent of Americans eat turkey on Thanksgiving
> 46 million turkeys are eaten each Thanksgiving — more than twice as much as on Christmas (22 million) or Easter (19 million)
> 736 million pounds of turkey were consumed in the U.S. (according to the most recent statistics from 2011)
> Since 1970, turkey consumption has increased 104 percent
> The turkey industry employs roughly 25,000 people in the U.S.
Source: the National Turkey Federation