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$15.5 Million spent on SUPER BOWL 50 Food!

Posted by Lorea Thomson on Sunday, February 7th, 2016 at 11:55pm.

Did you realize that Super Bowl Sunday is the second largest food consumption day for Americans?  The biggest day for Americans to overindulge is Thanksgiving!  Chicken wings and pizza are favorites, closely followed by potato chips/pretzels. That is enough chips to fill up 39 Boeing 747 airplanes!

More than 1.3 billion wings are expected to be consumed Super Bowl 50, according to the National Chicken Council.  Ranch dressing places blue cheese on the bench according to almost 60% of Americans to dip their wings.  Spectators, either at home, stadium or out and about will spend about $82.00 on food and team décor.

Super Bowl Sunday is also the second biggest day for barbequing/grilling falling second only to Fourth of July. Party hosts will serve up 14 million hamburgers nationwide.

Pizza is another fan favorite, and it is the busiest day of the year for pizza places according to the National Restaurant Association.  Pizza Hut plans to sell over 2 million pizzas. Dominoes plan to sell 5 times more pizza than the average football season Sunday.

Beer and football go “hand and hand”.  Statistics indicate that 51.7 million cases of beer will be sold on the day of Super Bowl Sunday. An estimated 325 million gallons of beer will be consumed.   This indulgence results in 1.5 million Americans pulling the sick day card the next day or millions of Americans being late for work.

Holy guacamole, poor avocadoes do not stand a chance either.  Over 278 million avocados or 139 million pounds of guacamole will be consumed today. That is more than 387, 096 offensive linemen.

By now, you know the outcome of the big game between the Carolina Panthers and the Denver Broncos.  Take two antacids and get to work in the morning punctually…

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