Wednesday, November 29, 2017


Who’s hungry? I know I‘m not . . . . After two family dinners, approximately six food comas (officially known as “postprandial sleep,” according to a study of fruit flies who overate), countless hours of  football, and a fridge full of leftovers that seems like it will keep me fed all the way to Christmas, another Thanksgiving holiday is in the books. After a long weekend traditionally filled with family, friends, revelry, giving thanks, eating, eating and more eating, we wouldn’t typically take the time to consider just how massive the Thanksgiving operation in the United States really is. So, as I waddled to work a couple of days ago, on a warmer than usual Monday morning, I decided to do just that. 

For your post-Thanksgiving reading pleasure, and possibly to spur some great entrepreneurial idea that has been hiding in the recesses of your brain, here are the numbers behind America’s second most favorite holiday:

Just writing these statistics made me feel full again. I think I will go lay down for some postprandial sleep. 


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