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Jennie-O Turkey Store Thanksgiving 1-800-TURKEYS Hotline Opens Nov. 1


Willmar, Minn.

Consumers can call, live chat on or text “TURKEY” to 73876 for advice on holiday meal preparation

The makers of the JENNIE-O® turkey brand – the category leader of ground turkey products and a trusted brand for turkey products around the world – today announced the return of the JENNIE-O® 1-800-TURKEYS hotline on Nov. 1.

The makers of the JENNIE-O® turkey brand announced the return of the JENNIE-O® 1-800-TURKEYS hotline on Nov. 1.

Back for the 15th consecutive year, the hotline offers consumers the chance to converse with the company’s Minnesota-based consumer engagement team via phone, even during extended hours in the days leading up to and on the Thanksgiving holiday. In addition to the phone line, home cooks can also reach Jennie-O’s turkey experts by texting the word “TURKEY” to 73876 or by going to the company’s website for a live chat.

“Jennie-O has spent years getting to know what’s important to consumers, and they’ve told us that confidence building around preparing their perfect Thanksgiving meal is a high priority,” said Kim Anderson, JENNIE-O® senior brand manager. “We’ve made it our mission to help both new and seasoned hosts through the most challenging parts of meal prep so that they can enjoy more time around the table and less time in the kitchen. The JENNIE-O® website has helpful tools and resources, available year-round, that can assist hosts with how much turkey they need, thawing time, prep time and ideas on different menus based on preferences.”

Whether you are a Thanksgiving host first timer or a well-seasoned vet, the Jennie-O Thanksgiving hotline experts are here to help Nov. 1 through 27 with round the clock hours the week of Thanksgiving:

  • Call 1-800-TURKEYS or text “TURKEY” to 73876: Consumer engagement experts will be available to answer questions and assist you in the kitchen
  • Live chat: Real-time chat with consumer engagement experts at for all your holiday needs
  • Website: Go to for thaw time, how much turkey you need, and how to prep
  • Social media: Menu inspiration and tips will be available on the brand’s Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Pinterest channels

This year, Jennie-O has been busy inspiring consumers with a new advertising campaign, a partnership with esteemed chef, cookbook author and beloved TV personality Carla Hall, honoring school cafeteria staff around the country and so much more to come!

This fall, the JENNIE-O® brand launched its “Queen of Protein” campaign to showcase the protein that reigns supreme — turkey. As part of an ongoing effort to provide meal prep ease, the brand activated a theme for each month on its social media accounts to share delicious recipes paired with a shopping list for maximum convenience.

In partnership with Hall, Jennie-O will honor school cafeteria staff throughout the country by hosting School Cafeteria Takeovers in select cities over the next several months. Jennie-O also will give four schools nominated by students and staff a donation of $25,000 to help fulfill kitchen wish lists around the country.

After Nov. 14, visit for Hall’s perfect turkey brine and preparation recipe for JENNIE-O® Tender & Young Turkey and her spicy gremolata for JENNIE-O® Tender & Juicy Turkey Breast in time for Thanksgiving.

Finally, the Jennie-O® brand will be a part of the iconic Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade for the third year in a row with the beloved turkey float.


For over 80 years, the Jennie-O® brand has been helping consumers live well by eating well. As the category leader, Jennie-O® turkey is the trusted brand for quality turkey and a source of expertise. We provide a full portfolio of delicious, nutritious turkey proteins and inspiration for everyday meals or special occasions. Known for our bright green awning evoking the nostalgia of a local farmer stand, our round logo with a touch of yellow and our distinct name from our founders’ daughter Jennifer, the Jennie-O® turkey brand has the right amount of small-town friendliness paired with leading company expertise and quality. For more information, visit

About Hormel Foods – Inspired People. Inspired Food.

Hormel Foods Corporation, based in Austin, Minn., is a global branded food company with over $11 billion in annual revenue across more than 80 countries worldwide. Its brands include Planters®, SKIPPY®, SPAM®, Hormel® Natural Choice®, Applegate®, Justin’s®, Wholly®, Hormel® Black Label®, Columbus®, Jennie-O® and more than 30 other beloved brands. The company is a member of the S&P 500 Index and the S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats, was named on the “Global 2000 World’s Best Employers” list by Forbes magazine for three years, is one of Fortune magazine’s most admired companies, has appeared on the “100 Best Corporate Citizens” list by 3BL Media 13 times, and has received numerous other awards and accolades for its corporate responsibility and community service efforts. The company lives by its purpose statement — Inspired People. Inspired Food.™ — to bring some of the world’s most trusted and iconic brands to tables across the globe. For more information, visit and