QUINCY, Mass., Nov. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- A recent national survey commissioned by grocery store retailer Stop & Shop reveals Turkey Day favorites - everything from dishes served to dream guests around the table. As the survey shows, while Thanksgiving is a holiday that revolves around family with close to half (49%) of Americans said spending time with family & friends was what they loved most, nearly a quarter (24%) said eating is their favorite part of the holiday. The survey was conducted to ensure Stop & Shop has the widest variety of fresh and frozen turkey offerings —including its fresh, antibiotic-free and organic turkeys from its Nature's Promise line —that customers can feel good about serving their family.
When it comes to turkey choice, a quarter (25%) of Americans are buying fresh, antibiotic-free/organic turkeys, 22% are purchasing fresh and 43% of Americans purchasing frozen birds. Every good turkey needs a few tasty side dishes, and this Thanksgiving nearly half (48%) of Americans agreed stuffing is the best side that goes with turkey, although mashed potatoes are a close second choice with 31% of people planning to fill their plates with that starchy goodness. Squash was the least favorite garnering just 2%.