TYLER - Turkey: It's arguably the most common of Thanksgiving foods.
On Tuesday morning, the folks at Greenberg in Tyler were selling turkeys to long lines of turkey lovers just like every year. Except this year, something's different...
"We have sold more turkeys than we have ever sold at thanksgiving," Greenberg said.
...and Greenberg has been around for the past 71 holiday seasons!
"It appears to me the economy must be turning around, because we have people - it appears to me that people are buying and not sitting out and doing without," Greenberg said.
It's the same story at Chez Bazan in Tyler with their pies.
"We have noticed an increase this year like no other. You know, we had a couple of years there where you know, as long as we sold a couple hundred pies, we would be very happy. But this year, we're looking to do 4 times that. We're getting numbers we haven't seen in a long time," said Claudia Bazan Hill with Chez Bazan.
Both Greenberg and Chez Bazan say Thanksgiving is usually just a warm-up for Christmas as far as sales go.
"The economy in general is also just, you know - has changed - we've noticed that this year, people are spending more. They're not buying 1 or 2 pies, they're buying 3 or 4 or 5 pies," Hill said.
Local markets like Brookshire's are feasting on big holiday sales too...
"I don't know if it's just the economy, or the promotions we're running, so...man we're taking advantage of it, and sales are looking good this year," said Keith Langston with Brookshires in Flint.