PASCO, Wash., -- According to a survey by the National Chicken Council, 63% of Americans list chicken wings as a "must have" for their Super Bowl party, surpassing pizza and only behind dips as the most popular Super Bowl snack.
The workers at Wingstop say they expect to sell more than 6 million chicken wings at more than 550 locations nationwide on Sunday, making it the second biggest eating holiday after Thanksgiving.
Despite a national chicken wing shortage, workers at Wingstop say they have plenty to go around.
"I couldn't really tell you why chicken wings are the chosen food consumption for Super Bowl Sunday but it is and that's one of the reasons that we're here in town and we're in business for it," says Dave Tuthill, the owner of the Pasco Wingstop. "This is our Black Friday of the year; Super Bowl Sunday."
Dave estimates that the two Tri-Cities locations (Richland and Pasco) will crank out up to 1,200 wings every 15 minutes on Sunday.