A Butterball Thanksgiving by the Numbers

Happy Thanksgiving!

It’s snowing here in Naperville, at the Butterball Turkey Talk-Line headquarters; I am ill prepared for the weather (I didn’t bring any gloves! what was I thinking?!?). Fortunately, it’s warm and cozy inside — and also busy busy, with phones ringing and experts answering every imaginable question.

Here are a few numbers to keep in mind as you prepare — and enjoy — your Thanksgiving  dinner.

55: Number of Talk-Line experts

12,000: Approximate number of calls the Butterball Talk-Line experts will field today

29: Number of years the Talk-Line has been helping frazzled cooks

325: Temperature at which you roast a turkey

170: Temperature of breast when turkey is done

180: Temperature of thigh when turkey is done

165: Temperature of stuffing when turkey is done

10: Ways that the Talk-Line experts prepare turkey during Butterball University

60: Number of days the Talk-Line experts will be available to answer calls*

6:00 am CST: Time the Talk-Line Experts started answering calls today

And of course, the most important number of all: 1-800-BUTTERBALL, for all your turkey questions.

*The Butterball Turkey Talk-Line is open from November 2 to December 31, 2009.

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