The annual Chicken Wing Report by the National Chicken Council estimates that Americans will consume 1.35 billion wings during Super Bowl weekend, an all-time high.

The report released Thursday says the number of wings that will be consumed during next weekend’s Super Bowl between the Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots is up 20 million wings, or 1.5 percent from last year.

If the wings were laid end-to-end along Interstate 95 it would stretch from Lincoln Financial Field in Philly to Gillette Stadium in Massachusetts 250 times, and that's enough to circle the Earth three times.

NCC spokesperson Tom Super assured consumers “there will be no wing shortage” to contend with when heading out to the grocery store before the big game. The number of wings consumed, according to NCC is enough to put 625 wings on every seat in all 32 NFL stadiums.

The report also finds that 59 percent of U.S. adults who eat chicken wings say they typically like to eat their wings with ranch dressing. Further, according to the survey, 60 percent of wing eaters prefer traditional, bone-in wings while 40 percent chose boneless.

Source;  NAFB News


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