Locals ditch the kitchen on Thanksgiving

Posted at 5:03 PM, Nov 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-22 18:29:49-05

Don't want to spend hours slaving over a hot stove? Many people are ditching the kitchen and heading out to eat on Thanksgiving.

Spots like Osage Casino, Hard Rock, and River Spirit are all offering Thanksgiving meals. Other chains including Cracker Barrel and Waffle House open their doors on the holiday to serve families a hot meal.

We caught up with River Spirit to talk about the upward trend of putting the table settings in the closet, and going out to eat on Thanksgiving.

"It takes a lot of work to cook so why not leave that at home, come out, eat, have fun, you don't have to worry about cleaning up the mess. It's a good thing," said Tony Perez, Executive Chef at River Spirit.

Some local restaurants are also getting involved. Tally's Cafe is offering their free annual Thanksgiving meals between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Thanksgiving day.

You can find a full list of restaurants open on Thanksgiving here.

Stay in touch with us anytime, anywhere.

Download our free app for Apple and Android and Kindle devices.

Sign up for newsletters emailed to your inbox. Select from these options: Breaking News, Severe Weather, School Closings, Daily Headlines and Daily Forecasts.

Follow us on Twitter

Like us on Facebook