Roland and I went back and forth, over and over, year after year, trying to understand why people would want to eat turkey on this particular day. Store bought deli style turkey. Finally, it dawned on us. We figured these were people who had to work on Thanksgiving Day. The ones who took your gas money at convenience stores. The wait people at restaurants who served dinners that day. Bartenders. Ticket takers and ushers at movie houses. I'm sure some of the car dealerships remained open. These folks were shortchanged on Thanksgiving Day and today they are just fulfilling their cravings for what they did not get to eat. Maybe, some people ate ham instead, yet they still missed the traditional meal. They need that turkey fix!
That’s the only reason we could think of. Yesterday, someone suggested that it might be people who didn't get to take home any leftovers and today they feel "turkeyless." If you can think of any more reasons, please let me know.