Cathy Isom fills us in on what Americans will be snacking on by the BILLIONS on Super Bowl Sunday. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours.
If you’re planning to watch the big game next Sunday chances are you’ll be consuming chicken wings, or at least be in the company of someone who will be.
Americans’ consumption of the unofficial staple of Super Bowl Sunday, the chicken wing, is projected to hit 1.33 BILLION wings next weekend, according to the National Chicken Council. That’s a lot of chicken wings in one weekend. And that number tops last year’s super bowl weekend by 30-million wings. Just to give you a picture in your mind. If 1.33 billion wings were laid down end to end they would stretch from Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts to the Georgia Dome in Atlanta almost 80 times!
1.33 billion wings is enough to circle the Earth almost three times. When it comes to levels of chicken wing consumption, the two competing Super Bowl regions are close. According to the NPD Group, the Northeastern U.S., Patriots Country’ eats 12 percent more wings on average than other U.S. regions, while the South, Falcons Country, eats 13 percent more.
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