Not Your Traditional Thanksgiving

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FORT SMITH (KFSM)-Many families opted out of eating a home-cooked meal this Thanksgiving (Nov. 27) and headed to MovieLounge for a Turkey Day brunch.

The restaurant had around 100 reservations, and walk-ins were also welcomed. Brunch was served between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Some guests had dinner plans later, but others wanted to avoid the stress and mess in the kitchen altogether.

“Our parents can't come in, so we have no idea how to cook, so we're here,” Kristi Turner, customer said.

“There was only two of us, and we didn't see that we could eat a whole turkey and a whole pan of dressing, so we decided to go out,” Gordon Tinkle said.

“A lot of families have a lot of places to go, so a lot of them come into eat out and then go to the various other places they have to go, saves them time,” Sharon Blasingame, hostess said.

With a buffet full of turkey, sweet potatoes, stuffing and green bean casserole, customers could still pile their plates with the traditional holiday favorites. Some even got their dinners to-go.

If you’re looking for something fun to do later, movies are playing until 9 p.m., and the bar is open until 11 p.m.