The Super Bowl is just like Thanksgiving. Forget about diets, those are put on hold, and not a lot of people will be focusing on calories. Because fans will be bonding over food and football.
“There has to be football, but there also has to be food. for me it has to be food, and friends and have a good time,” said Shopper, Beth Bedford.
At Baesler’s Market the employees are veterans of the Super Bowl rush. They say prepping is key.
“If you are on top of it, it’s not that stressful the last couple of days. Saturday and Sunday before the Super Bowl gets a little hectic around here. Everybody is trying to get the last minute things. It’s like Christmas for football fan,” said Baesler’s Employee, John Simmons.
Last minute items such as chips, dip, and drinks are on everyone’s list. However, some items are more popular than others.
“They like a lot of cheese balls, cheese dips, wings, wedges, chicken. We have a ton of chicken orders tomorrow. Fried chicken is kind of a hot item for the Super Bowl,” said Deli Manager Steffanie Dixon.
According to the National Chicken Council more than a billion chicken wings will be devoured during the game, and at Baesler’s they have over a thousand orders of fried chicken alone. However chicken isn’t the only thing on the menu.
Pizza is just as popular, and right now local restaurants are working just as hard to get things ready.
“We are actually doubling down on our prep for tomorrow. It’s going to be one of our busiest days probably equivalent to the day before Thanksgiving which is National Pizza Day,” said Rollie’s Pizza Waitress, Victoria Kelsey.