Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Chicken Wings And Super Bowl Weekend - Is it more important who plays or what you have to eat?

Chicken Wings And Super Bowl Weekend
As Americans plan their menus for Super Bowl Sunday, the second biggest eating day of the year after Thanksgiving, few items will be more prominent on viewers’ plates than America’s favorite appetizer – chicken wings. Super Bowl weekend is unquestionably the biggest time of the year for wings. More than 1.25 billion wing portions will be consumed during Super Bowl weekend in 2012, totaling more than 100 million pounds of wings, according to the National Chicken Council’s 2012 Wing Report. If the wings were laid end-to-end they would circle the circumference of the Earth – more than twice – a distance that would reach approximately a quarter of the way to the moon. Some 23% of those who watch the big game will eat chicken wings, up slightly in popularity from last year, and second only to dips and spreads (32%) on Super Bowl menus, according to a survey by Harris Interactive.