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Popular meal before Thanksgiving

TYLER, TX (KLTV) - The day before Thanksgiving is one of the biggest pizza days of the year.

"Just because people are cooking and traveling and just stopping on the way home so they don't have to worry about cooking tonight," says Robert Stokes, a manager at Mazzio's.

There's nothing like a quick dish prepared by someone else to lessen your holiday burdens.

"It wasn't too busy this morning, but it really got crazy tonight just like a very, very busy Friday night. We've got a lot of people waiting for food," says Bruno's Pizza owner, Jay Rumbelow.  

So, just how many pizzas have they sold?

"Oh my goodness! I have no idea...quite a few," says Stokes.

"We've just got to make these people happy," says Rumbelow.  

A busy night with a reward of increase in sales. Both restaurants say they have seen an increase of about 30-40%.

So, what will these guys be eating tomorrow for Thanksgiving? Pizza?

"No, no, no pizza," says Stokes.

But Friday is a different story.

"We will have turkey pizza on Friday, I promise you," Rumbelow says.

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