The Butterball Turkey Hotline Now Allows Text Messages

For the first time ever, you can text your questions instead of calling
Butterball Hotline Now Allows Text Messages
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Thanksgiving is all about tradition, and if you’ve ever tried switching up the green bean casserole in a house of stalwarts, you know that breaking with tradition is a risky move. That didn’t stop the Butterball turkey line, one of Thanksgiving’s finest institutions, from switching things up this year in a big way.

For the first time ever, cooks can text the turkey hotline instead of calling. It’s 2016, and the fear of making a phone call is real.

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Between November 17 and 24, anyone who has a question about cooking a bird can text 844-877-3456.

The call line’s been around since 1981 and, currently, has about 50 experts answering upward of 100,000 calls in November and December. It’s anyone’s guess how many would-be callers will turn to their phone’s keyboard this year, but we’re predicting a lot of sticky phone screens.


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