DENVER -- Last minute Thanksgiving Day shoppers can expect big crowds inside Denver grocery stores on Thursday. An important number to keep in mind is six because by 6 p.m. most grocery stores will be closed for the day.
Wednesday stores were bustling all day. Store managers expect to see more of the same come Thursday.
“The busiest day of the year for shopping,” explained Katie Brandel who is a representative for Whole Foods in Denver.
For the first year ever the grocery chain will be doing something to make life a little easier on procrastinators and those who might suffer from a cooking blunder.
“Tomorrow we are actually going to have roasted turkeys so you can just come in, can grab your turkey and bring it over to your party or house,” Brandel said.
It will cost $2.99 per pound and shoppers can pick up pre-cooked sides as well.
Safeway stores will have entire meals prepared. For $59.99 shoppers will get a whole cooked turkey, sides, dinner rolls and a pie.
Sprouts and King Soopers will have a limited number of pre-cooked meals as well. Store managers recommend calling ahead of time to make sure they are stocked up.
Boston Market will have traditional Thanksgiving Day fixings ready to go. Most locations will offer a ‘Family Meal for 3’ which will run about $24.
Thanksgiving Day food and beverage store hours
7 a.m.- 2 or 3 p.m.
6 a.m.-6 p.m.
7 a.m.-4 p.m.
5 a.m.-6 p.m.
5 a.m.-4 p.m.
8 a.m.-8 p.m.
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
9 a.m.-6 p.m. (For some locations. Call ahead to confirm store hours)