Food businesses gear up for their own super Sunday
If you treat watching Super Bowl Sunday as a religious holiday, then a pizzeria or chicken wing restaurant may be the last place you want to work. That's because all hands will be on deck for their busiest day of the year.Photo: Video by kgun9.com
Reporter: Justin Schecker
TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - If you treat watching Super Bowl Sunday as a religious holiday, then a pizzeria or chicken wing restaurant may be the last place you want to work. That's because all hands will be on deck for their busiest day of the year.
Larry Weigel doesn't want to run the risk of not having wings during the Super Bowl. He's already stopped by the Wingstop on Broadway to place his order.
"Because it's really difficult to get them if you don't order in advance," Weigel said.
Guy Campos is the district manager for the five Wingstop locations in Tucson. He told 9 On Your Side that everyone should order early.
"Usually Super Bowl Sunday is really packed," he said. "It's really hard to get in here, line out the door."
With three days to go until the Super Bowl, the freezers at Wingstop are well-stocked.
"We actually start talking Super Bowl a little before Christmas," Campos said.
Chances are if you're not planning to chow down on a tray of wings, you'll likely order pizza, the other favorite couch food.
"Super Bowl is just as much an athletic event for us as it is for the teams," said Mike Hayden, who supervises eight Dominos locations in Tucson. "We're also practicing our speed of pizza making (and) our quality of pizza making."
Compared to any given Sunday, Campos said the 22 Dominos in Tucson expect to bring in 50 percent more in sales.
At Wingstop, Campos said his employees will be constantly tossing wings this weekend to meet the outrageous demand.
Nine On Your Side asked Campos how many wings the Wingstop locations in Tucson expect to serve on Sunday.
"I'm projecting here in Tucson a little over 65 thousand wings," Campos said.
Nationwide, more than 5,200 Wingstop employees will work this Sunday and the chain expects to break its own record and sell more than 5 million wings.