The real winner on Super Bowl Sunday will be chicken wings.
According to the National Chicken Council’s 2015 Wing Report, 1.25 billion wings will be eaten Sunday during Super Bowl XLIX, as fans watch the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots battle for the Lombardi Trophy.
That will match the chicken wings record last year when the Seahawks defeated the Denver Broncos.
To put 1.25 billion chicken wings into perspective, if they were laid end to end:
- they would stretch back and forth from CenturyLink Field in Seattle to Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts nearly 30 times.
- they would circle the Grand Canyon 120 times.
- it’s enough wings to put 572 wings on every seat in all 32 NFL stadiums, according to the Council.
In terms of weight, 1.25 billion wings would weigh 5,955 times more than the weights of the Seahawks and Patriots entire 52-man rosters combined.
The average price (wholesale, not retail) of whole wings is currently $1.71/lb, up from $1.35/lb at the same time last year, according to the Daily Northeast Broiler/Fryer Report by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agriculture Marketing Service. This is down significantly from when wing prices hit a record high of $2.11/lb in January, 2013.
FYI – Super Bowl Sunday is the second largest food day in the USA. Thanksgiving remains number one.
Just thought you’d like to know.