BETHESDA, Md. (WUSA) -- Mark Bucher opened BGR The Burger Joint to turkeys. People began lining up at 9 a.m. to have a professional do the dangerous work.
"This is a much safer environment than someone doing it in their back yard. We've got a fire system here," Bucher said.
It takes about 20 minutes to deep fry a turkey. But at, the oil bubbled over.
"Most of these turkeys are frozen. Even though they say fresh, they're under 30 degrees inside. There's ice. If you take that and put that in 375 oil, that water expands. The oil pops over the side and ignites," he said.
The line was so long, there was a waiting list. Bucher and his crew were able to deep-fry five turkeys at a time.
For many, it'll be their first deep-fried Thanksgiving. Bucher said he believes the method makes the turkeys sweet and juicy.
It's the third year he's deep fried turkeys.