Super Bowl Grub Statistics

Super Bowl FoodLast week, Kraft Foods put the United States in a frenzy when they announced that shoppers might have trouble finding Velveeta at the grocery store. The Velveeta shortage, which has been nicknamed the “Cheesepocalypse,” has Super Bowl party hosts wondering what dip they should serve their guests for the big game if they can’t find the liquid gold cheese. As the second largest day of food consumption in the United States, people are chowing down on a lot more than just cheese dips on Super Bowl Sunday though! Find out what else Americans are filling up on during the game:

Popular ‘main-course’ items include:

Pizza – Super Bowl Sunday is one of the busiest days for pizza chains and the like. The combined odometer of all of Domino’s deliverymen would read approximately 4 million miles from Sunday deliveries.
Chicken Wings – Americans eat roughly 1.23 billion chicken wings (100 million pounds) for the big game. In recent years, ranch dressing has become the top choice for dipping chicken wings instead of bleu cheese dressing.
Burgers, Hot Dogs, and Brats – The day of the big game is also the biggest winter grilling day of the year.

Popular snack choices:

 Vegetables – According to a market research study by the NPD Group, vegetables are eaten the most on Super Bowl Sunday.
 Chips – About 11.2 million pounds of potato chips and 8.2 million pounds of tortilla chips are eaten, which is accompanied by an estimated 8 million pounds of guacamole made from 158 million avocados.
 Pretzels – Americans have about 4.3 million pounds of pretzels during Super Bowl parties.
 Popcorn – The Calorie Control Council says viewers eat roughly 3.8 million pounds of popcorn.
 Nuts – Approximately 2.5 million pounds of nuts are consumed on Super Bowl Sunday.

Miscellaneous Facts:

 On average an individual eats 1,200 calories and 50 grams of fat while watching the game.
 Americans buy around 49.2 million cases of beer just on Super Bowl Sunday, which is the majority of the 51.7 million cases that are sold for the game.
 Over $50 million is spent on food, the four days prior to the Super Bowl.
 Roughly 54% of Americans will reach for coffee the morning after the Super Bowl.
 According to 7-Eleven, there is a 20% increase in antacid sales the following Monday.

About the Author: Lizzie is a football fanatic and guest contributor from MSU Business Analytics where she is currently pursuing a Masters in Business Analytics.

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