It’s no surprise that chicken wings are the big-ticket item. Zoitas reports that last year on Super Bowl Sunday, wing sales across their four locations clocked in at an impressive 1,500 pounds – the same amount that they sold in finger foods like pigs in a blanket, mini desserts, shrimp cocktail and crudités combined. Even by the market’s most conservative estimate, that amount of wings is sixfold what it sells on a regular day, which tops out around 250 pounds. What’s more, Westside tells us, they’re “on trend to sell the same amount this year.”
Despite the fact that the recent rumors of a wing shortage have largely been debunked, we don’t recommend taking your game-day menu for granted. Perfectly prepared drumettes are clearly in high demand; raw wings, on the other hand, are generally easier to come by, so you may want to include them in Super Bowl Backup Plan 2013. If there’s a run on prepared wings, cooking may be your only option. If it gets to that point, we’ve got you covered.