The 2020 Superbowl between the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers drew 102 million total viewers across all platforms. Those viewers were hungry for one of the annual events most eaten foods. The National Chicken Council (NCC) released its annual Chicken Wing Report, projecting Americans to consume a record-breaking 1.4 billion chicken wings during Super Bowl LIV weekend.
To put it in perspective, 1.4 billion wings laid end to end would stretch the entire Florida coastline, home of Super Bowl LIV, more than nine times.
Tom Super, an NCC spokesman, estimates two-thirds of wings will come from takeout, and a third will be made at home. Causing a short term demand and bumping up prices for the National Football Leagues championship game.
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