Before it's time to carve the turkey, many people slice the pizza.
The day before Thanksgiving is typically one of the busiest days of the year for pizza delivery, behind the Super Bowl, New Year's Eve and Halloween according to a USA Today poll.
"On average, we sell 200 pizzas a day, and we expect to sell at least 500 the day before Thanksgiving," said Jimmy Derrick, an assistant manager of the Domino's Pizza on Wrightsboro Road in Grovetown.
Preparing for the big pizza-buying boost is almost a science at Papa John's Pizza on Belair Road in Evans.
"We usually double the amount of drivers that we would normally run on a normal Wednesday," said operating partner Eddie Jordan. "We have more people that work on the inside (of the building) to take care of the extra carry-out people that come in."
Jordan said his store delivers an average of 1,200 to 1,300 pizzas each day. On Thanksgiving eve, however, he said he expects the Evans store to sell more than 2,000 pizzas.
"We know what to expect. We like gearing up for busy days," Jordan said.
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