The Philadelphia Eagles made history with their first Super Bowl win last night. While sitting down to watch, Americans ate a lot of pizza, wings and subs.
How many wings can you eat?
Consumers were expected to eat a record 1.35 billion chicken wings this year. Nielsen reports that Americans spend a lot on these items in the two weeks leading up to the big game:
- $1.3 billion on beer & cider
- $278 million on potato chips
- $198 million on frozen pizza
- $86 million on popcorn
- $80 million on chicken wings
- $60 million on deli sandwiches
What did the average family spend?
The average American spent around $81.17 on party fare, according to the National Retail Federation. Sports fans in the 24-34 age demographic spent more on average ($118.43), but anyone hosting a full-blown Super Bowl party spent the most on average: $207.16.
Doc talked about these Super Bowl numbers on today’s show.