The Super Bowl is supposed to be a day about football, but we really know it’s really an excuse to chow down. While what food you eat during the big game is largely determined by where you live, there’s one food that flies above all others nationwide: chicken wings.
According to the National Chicken Council, more wings will be consumed this weekend than ever before on Super Bowl weekend. Fans will eat 1.35 billion wings on Feb. 4 as the Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots battle for the Lombardi Trophy. That number is up 1.5 percent — 20 million wings — from last year.
“There will be no wing shortage,” said Chicken Council spokesperson Tom Super. “Although we do anticipate an uptick in chicken cheesesteaks.”
To visualize just how many wings that is, imagine 625 wings piled on every seat in all 32 NFL stadiums. Or better yet, lay them all end to end along Interstate 95 — they’ll stretch from Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia all the way to Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Mass. 250 times. Or, line them up, and they’ll circle the Earth three times.
More than half of adults (59%) say they like to eat their wings with Ranch dressing. BBQ sauce and buffalo/hot sauce tied for second (48%), Honey Mustard came in fourth place (35%), and blue cheese in fifth (33%).
Most people prefer their wings traditional (60%) instead of boneless (40%).
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