Many Choose Ready-Made Thanksgiving Meal
Employees scheduled pickups for a dozen customers every 30 minutes until the store closed at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Nationwide, 6 percent of consumers bought ready-made meals for the holiday, up 1 percent from last year.
"It's increased year by year, and we are almost at our capacity for the number of meals that we can do," said Jim Koetting, owner of Hoss's Market. "Everybody picks up on Wednesday for reheating on Thursday, so it's been a little hectic."
Other stores, including HyVee, also sell ready-made meals which customers can order online. In addition, the supermarket sold about 20,000 pounds of turkey in the past week.