YOUR TEXAS AGRICULTURE MINUTE
Chicken wings to score big during Super Bowl weekend
By Gary Joiner
Scouting reports are in, and game plans are installed. The Philadelphia Eagles and Kansas City Chiefs are ready for Super Bowl LVII.
Also prepared are a record number of chicken wings for Super Bowl weekend.
The National Chicken Council projects Americans will eat 1.45 billion chicken wings during the weekend.
The figure represents an increase of 2% from last year’s report, the equivalent of 84 million more wings.
Favorable prices and a return to normal Super Bowl gatherings are credited for the uptick.
Both wholesale and retail wing prices are down double digits from a year ago, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Super Bowl trivia is always a fan favorite. Chicken wing trivia is not far behind.
The 1.45 billion wings are enough to give four wings each to every man, woman and child in the United States.
Phoenix’s State Farm Stadium, the home of Super Bowl LVII, can hold 73,000 people. If 1.45 billion chicken wings were distributed to the full stadium, each fan could enjoy 19,863 wings.
So make your top pick in this year’s chicken wing draft. Choose a flavor that is sure to be a winner Super Bowl weekend. That’s chief among all of the game strategies.
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