While many are choosing to eat a home cooked Thanksgiving meal, thousands of others are flocking to area restaurants to celebrate.
We went behind the scenes at The Big Texan and Furr's to meet the people who are putting in lots of overtime to make sure their customers enjoy Thanksgiving. "Well I got here around 2:30 this morning started cooking the turkey and the ham." This in Nancy Naranjo's 30th Thanksgiving working at The Big Texan. "Fill up the line, keep the line stocked up, keep everything going." She's making sure everything runs smoothly for a crowd of more than two thousand hungry people. People like Doug Cope, who's been coming there for six years. "It's keeps me from having to do the dishes at home." But somebody has to, and that's where Demond Tyson comes in. "Gotta make ends meet even if that means working on a holiday." While most are leaving dirty dished filled with leftover turkey, others are opting for a less traditional meal. Tammy Thomas says, "I've been cooking a lot of steaks." She's putting in extra time at the grill for a few patrons, up for a Thanksgiving challenge.