Like your football statistics? Here’s a little something to chew on! Super Bowl Sunday is fast approaching and many are hoping their Super Bowl Party scores a touchdown. You know the beer will be flowing and there is no better way to soak up that ale than adding chips and dip and some wings to the mix.
As the second most food-influenced day in the U.S. (Thanksgiving is #1), companies like Hass Avocado, Foster Farms and Budweiser make a killing on the mass indulgence of wings, beer and chips & dip. Here are the top Super Bowl Food Consumption Statistics for Super Bowl XLVIII:
Approximately 1.25 billion wings will be devoured during Super Bowl XLVIII, as fans watch the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos battle it out for the Lombardi Trophy. That’s a 20 million-wing increase compared to last year and more than a 100% increase from 2010.
The Hass Avocado Board estimates that avocado consumption over Super Bowl weekend(Feb. 1-2) will best 104 million pounds (approx. 208 million avocados). That’s more than a 30% increase over the 2013 game.
An estimate of 50 million cases of beer is sold every year on the day of Super Bowl Sunday. Roughly $1 billion was spent on beer in the two weeks surrounding last year’s Super Bowl at grocery and convenience stores, according to Nielson. That figure doesn’t even cover sales from restaurants, bars, hotels and the stadium itself.
How many potatoes will it take to make up the 11.2 million pounds of potato chips that will be eaten in front of the teli during the big game? Think that’s a scary question? Then let’s not address the calorie count and grams of fat that accompany that statistic.
Super Bowl Sunday is the highest sales day for pizzeria proprietors. Dominos expects to sell 11 million “pieces” of pizza, while Pizza Hut predicts a selling a mere 16 million slices of pizza during game time.