Home-cooked Thanksgiving meals might be going out of style — at least for some people. Instead of cooking meals themselves, many people are ordering their Thanksgiving turkeys to go from local restaurants and grocery chains.
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In 2016, the National Restaurant Association commissioned ORC International to conduct a survey of 1,022 adults and found that one in 10 Americans planned to eat out that Thanksgiving Day. In addition, one in 20 consumers who planned to dine at home were planning to order a meal from a restaurant.
This year, many of Atlanta’s restaurants are prepared to send families home with precooked Thanksgiving meals. Customers place their orders in advance and pick up their meals during the week of Thanksgiving.
Here are restaurants and grocery chains in Atlanta that are selling precooked turkeys and whole meals for Thanksgiving 2017.
Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q
Located on DeKalb Avenue, Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q has started taking orders for smoked turkey, ham and many different sides. Order by phone at 404-414-0826 or by email at email@example.com. Orders should be placed by Sunday, Nov. 19.
Pickup time is Nov. 20-22 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The restaurant will be closed on Thanksgiving Day.
Savi Provisions is a restaurant that serves organic, locally sourced dishes and fine wines, according to its website. It has locations in Brookhaven, Buckhead, Inman Park and Midtown. Thanksgiving orders need to be placed by Thursday, Nov. 16 at the restaurant or by calling 404-788-0000.
The pickup day is Nov. 22.
The Mercury is an American eatery in Ponce City Market. The restaurant is selling holiday dinner “boxes” with an entree, sides and desserts. Orders must be placed by 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19, either in the store or by phone at 404-500-5253.
Pickup is Nov. 22 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Located on Virginia Avenue, Murphy’s is altogether a restaurant, bakery and wine shop. Murphy’s is selling Thanksgiving meals and desserts. Orders can be placed online.
Supplies are limited. Pickup time is Nov. 22.
D.B.A. Barbecue, located on North Highland Avenue, is selling smoked turkeys and Thanksgiving meals. According to its Facebook page, the restaurant will donate $5 for every turkey sold and $10 for every meal package sold to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Marcus Autism Center.
Orders must be placed by Monday, Nov. 20, by phone at 404-249-5010, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or in the store.
Pickup time is Nov. 22.
Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen
Most Atlanta locations are selling Cajun-style turkeys for Thanksgiving. To place an order, reach out to a nearby restaurant.
Customers can pick up Thanksgiving meals at Cracker Barrel’s locations in metro Atlanta. The restaurant/gift store chain is selling full Thanksgiving meals and holiday pies. Orders are made online, preferably 24 hours in advance.
Pickup days are Nov. 21-23.
HoneyBaked Ham is already known for its smoked and roasted meats. The chain is selling whole turkeys, ham, turkey breasts and pies. Thanksgiving orders can be made online and picked up at the nearest store.
The Publix Deli is selling precooked Thanksgiving turkeys and meals. Orders can be placed online, preferably 72 hours in advance.
Orders for precooked turkeys and full Thanksgiving meals can be placed online and picked up at a nearby location.
Fresh Market has a few locations in Atlanta. Organic precooked turkeys and sides can be ordered online. Pickup time is Nov. 21-23.
The Kroger Deli & Bakery has precooked Thanksgiving turkeys, sides and pies. Orders can be made online and picked up in the store.