Super Bowl Sunday is basically national wing day
“Wings are king,” says official chicken spokesperson
Whatever you’ve got planned for game day this weekend, chances are it involves chicken wings.
That’s because Americans eat *a lot* of wings on Super Bowl Sunday.
In fact, we’re expected to consume 1.4 billion chicken wings on Sunday, which is 27 million more than last year’s game. That’s according to the National Chicken Council’s annual "Chicken Wing Report" (yes, that’s a real thing).
National Chicken Council spokesman Tom Super told USA TODAY: “Super Bowl is the single-biggest wing occasion. The demand for chicken has been increasing, and consumption is at an all-time high. But definitely around Super Bowl time, wings are king."
Super estimates that two-thirds of wings will come from takeout and a third will be made at home.
Super Bowl Sunday has been the top revenue day of the year for chicken wing restaurants, according to Womply.
It’s also a big day for pizza restaurants. Super Bowl Sunday is one of the busiest days of the year for Domino’s. It apparently sells two million pizzas on game day, which is 40% more than a regular Sunday.