4. It might be Americans' least favorite side dish, but we'll still eat about 80 million pounds of cranberries, including 5,062,500 gallons of canned, jellied cranberry sauce, according to the Agricultural Marketing Resource Center.
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5. You can't have Thanksgiving without potatoes. Well, you can, but why? According to the National Grocers Association, we'll buy about 214 million pounds of potatoes and 50 million pounds of sweet potatoes for the holiday. That doesn't include the 3 million pounds of prepared mashed potatoes people will buy. For perspective, Insider stated, the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier weighs about 204 million pounds, according to 24/7 Wall Street.
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6. With all the cooking going on, it's not unheard of to buy some items already prepared. That seems to be true for pies. Whether pumpkin, apple or pecan, we'll buy 18.9 million pies for Thanksgiving, according to the National Grocers Association.
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Don't think you need to contribute to these numbers, though. Atlanta has lots of restaurants open on Thanksgiving. You can even get your Thanksgiving dinner to-go and eat at home, if that's your thing.