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Thanksgiving Meal Prep Questions? Jennie-O Turkey Store Has the Answers: Call 1-800-TURKEYS


Willmar, Minn.

Starting Nov. 1, consumers will once again have the hotline available to guide their meal-prep efforts this Thanksgiving

The makers of the Jennie-O® turkey brand, a category leader and one of the top turkey brands in the United States, announced today that the Jennie-O 1-800-TURKEYS hotline will be available beginning Nov. 1.

From when to thaw your turkey and how to prevent an overcooked bird, to stretching portions when unexpected guests show up at your holiday gathering, 1-800-TURKEYS has the answers to these questions and more. The 1-800-TURKEYS hotline, now in its 16th year, will be available daily from Nov. 1 through Nov. 26, the Sunday after Thanksgiving. Home cooks can reach Jennie-O turkey experts in numerous ways, including:

  • Phone: Call 1-800-TURKEYS or text “TURKEY” to 73876. Consumer engagement experts will happily answer your questions and assist you in the kitchen.
  • Live Chat: Chat live with consumer engagement experts at for all of your holiday needs.
  • Website: Visit for recommendations on thaw time, how much turkey you will need, how to prep your bird and much more.
  • Social Media: Visit the brand’s Instagram, Facebook, X, YouTube, TikTok and Pinterest channels for menu inspiration and tips.

“While Thanksgiving is one of America’s favorite holidays, we know it can be stressful and challenging for the host,” said Kim Anderson, Jennie-O® senior brand manager. “That’s where Jennie-O® comes in, specifically with our 1-800-TURKEYS hotline. Be it our call center or texting option to live chats with experts or via our website, Jennie-O® is here to help both new and seasoned cooks. For more than 15 years, we’ve helped countless people answer their turkey preparation questions, solve prep issues and fiascos so that families and friends can enjoy a perfectly cooked and perfectly delicious, Jennie-O® turkey on Thanksgiving.”

This Thanksgiving is an especially monumental and historic one for Jennie-O® as the brand is honored to be a part of high-profile events including, but not limited to:

  • The National Thanksgiving Turkey Presentation: Two Jennie-O® turkeys will be flown to Washington, D.C., this Thanksgiving to be pardoned by the President of the United States.
  • The 97th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade: The Jennie-O® brand team will also take part in the iconic Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade for the fourth year in a row with its beloved turkey float.
  • More to come – Watch for more exciting news to come from the Jennie-O® turkey brand.

For more ideas on how to make your Thanksgiving dinner the best yet, as well as Jennie-O® turkey product information, recipes and where to buy, visit

About the Jennie-O® Brand

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 $12 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