Survey: Millennials are key piece of “Friendsgiving” holiday pie

CARROLLTON, TX - Millennials are keeping the focus on a traditional family-style Thanksgiving but also extending the warm feeling of togetherness to include friends.

Survey: Millennials are key piece of “Friendsgiving” holiday pie

CARROLLTON, TX – Millennials are keeping the focus on a traditional family-style Thanksgiving but also extending the warm feeling of togetherness to include friends. According to a new survey released today from TGI Fridays, more than 30 percent of Millennials have celebrated a “Friendsgiving”- a Thanksgiving eve or day celebration with friends only. They are nearly twice as likely to do it again this year. After all, nearly half of Millennials believe time with friends is just as good as spending Thanksgiving with family… and TGI Fridays is the solution for social togetherness with friends.

The national consumer poll, conducted by Penn Schoen Berland on behalf of TGI Fridays, shows that one in every four Millennials plans to attend a “Friendsgiving” this year. On average, nearly a third of Millennials have celebrated a Friendsgiving compared to only twenty percent of the general population. Still, there is a heavy emphasis on family among Millennials with three fourths saying they still plan to have a traditional Thanksgiving holiday with their family.

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Millennials who choose to be with friends want to hang out…..Some fun facts surrounding the poll shows that Millennials would love to spend their Friendsgiving with the cast of the “Big Bang Theory” and have their Friendsgiving dinner prepared by celebrity chef Guy Fieri. If they were to have Thanksgiving dinner at a celebrity’s house, they’d choose to give thanks with Will, Jada, Willow and Jaden Smith.

Whether celebrating a traditional Thanksgiving or trendy Friendsgiving, both Millennials and the general population agree that family and food are the most important aspects of the holiday. While turkey may be number one in the hearts of most polled, Millennials voted pie as their favorite Thanksgiving staple.

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