Press Release

BJ'S Wholesale Club Releases Thanksgiving Fun Facts

Millions of Pounds of Turkey and All the Trimmings Overflow Dinner Tables

November 20, 2007 8:05 AM EST

NATICK, Mass., November 20, 2007 -- Like last year and years before it, Thanksgiving Day is a day for giving thanks, watching football and eating a traditional feast fit for a king. BJ's Wholesale Club, the destination in holiday entertaining for a crowd, lists its Thanksgiving Fun Facts to celebrate people's love for food.

Last year, during the Thanksgiving shopping season, BJ's sold:

  • More than 2.3 million pounds of turkey, which equates to the total weight of 8,000 NFL football players.
  • More than 2.1 million pounds of potatoes, which when placed in a straight line spans the length of 5,833 football fields.
  • More than 190,000 pounds of stuffing, enough to stuff over 63,333 turkeys.
  • More than 330,000 pounds of cranberry sauce, enough cans to span the height of the Empire State Building 88 times.
  • More than 550,000 pounds of pumpkin and apple pie filling, enough to fill an Olympic-size swimming pool.

And after dessert:

  • More than 6,000 pounds of antacid, enough to bring relief and a good night's sleep to more than 500,000 heartburn sufferers (enabling them to continue the age-old tradition of starting their Friday with leftover turkey sandwiches.)

From appetizers and all-natural turkeys to vegetables and desserts that taste like home-made, BJ's Wholesale Club carries high quality fresh and prepared foods needed for any holiday feast.

For club information and hours or to shop online visit

About BJ's Wholesale Club

BJ's Wholesale Club is dedicated to providing its members with high- quality, brand name food and merchandise at prices that are significantly lower than the prices found at supermarkets, supercenters, department stores, drug stores and specialty retail stores. BJ's offers low BJ's Member Pricing on a huge selection of top-brand apparel and accessories, small appliances, consumer electronics, fine jewelry, groceries and other quality merchandise.

Headquartered in Natick, Massachusetts, BJ's Wholesale Club, Inc. is a leading operator of warehouse clubs in the eastern United States. The Company currently operates 176 clubs and 100 gas stations in 16 eastern states. Shop online or learn more about BJ's Wholesale Club at


SOURCE: BJ's Wholesale Club

CONTACT: Jackie Guzman, +1-561-998-1995, for BJ's
Wholesale Club; or Sharyn Frankel of BJ's Wholesale Club, +1-508-651-8534,