DOTHAN, AL (WTVY) -- Some people prepare Thanksgiving dinner for days, for others, its a time to avoid the stress of cooking at home
Michael Adams, the General Manager at a local Shoney's says they will serve up to 500 people.
He says "Thanksgiving Day is usually one of the busiest days of the year, from 11:00 AM, people are usually coming in, lining up, waiting at the door to come in and eat Thanksgiving dinner."
For people like Kevin Freeman, going out to eat on the holiday is a welcome break.
"It's a little more convenient, and at the same time, it's also a good time for us to get away from the I guess the regular every day."
Steffanie Morris from Slocomb says it's easier to go out than the stress of putting together a full feast.
Morris said "If you go out to eat, you get to, not have to worry about everything, and just spend time with family and friends."
Others can't eat at home. Bruce Thrasher, a truck driver on his way to Indianapolis has been out on the road multiple times on Thanksgiving.
"It's hard to find sometimes, you know. Your truck stops most generally are open, but I like to try to find something a little different."
Experts predict more than 14 million Americans eat out on Thanksgiving Day.