The Super Bowl is a little over a week away and there are likely lots of people already planning their Super Bowl party menu. Any good bash will no doubt have lots of chips and beer bought for the occasion, and, of course, plenty of chicken wings.
According to a report by the National Chicken Council, a whopping 1.35-billion chicken wings will be consumed Super Bowl weekend, which is up 1.5%, or 20-million wings, from last year.
Just how many wings is that? Well, if that many wings were laid along Interstate 95, the distance would run from Philly’s Lincoln Financial Field, where the Eagles play, to Massachusetts’ Gillette Stadium, where the Patriots play, close to 250 times. It’s also enough wings to circle the earth three times.
As for how folks will be eating those wings, 59% will be dipping them in Ranch dressing, but other sauces are also pretty popular, including:
- Buffalo/Hot Sauce (48%)
- BBQ Sauce (48%)
- Honey Mustard (35%)
- Blue Cheese (33%)
- Teriyaki Sauce (23%)
- Sriracha (15%)
- Nothing/”eat them naked” (8%)
ONE MORE THING! When it comes to the type of wings, bone-in are still preferred over boneless (60% vs. 40%).
Source: National Chicken Council