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Chicken wings consumed will set Super Bowl week record

By Jim Fair, Editor
Published on Saturday, January 30, 2016

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The 1.3 billion chicken wings that will be eaten this Super Bowl week is enough to put more than 600 on every seat in all 32 NFL stadiums.
 

National Chicken Council

 

The 1.3 billion chicken wings that will be eaten this Super Bowl week is enough to put more than 600 on every seat in all 32 NFL stadiums.

 

There will be 1.3 billion chicken wings will be eaten next weekend leading up to and during Super Bowl XL.

The Carolina Panthers play the Denver Broncos Feb. 7 for the NFL Championship.

According to the National Chicken Council the amount of chicken wings eaten is up 3 percent or 37.5 entering this year’s Super Bowl. 

Did you know 1.3 billion chicken wings:

• is enough for every man, woman and child in the United States to have four wings each.

• if laid end to end, they would stretch from Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina to Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver almost 53 times.

• is enough to put more than 600 on every seat in all 32 NFL stadiums

• weighing about 162.5 million pounds, 1.3 billion wings weigh 6,325 times more than the combined weights of the Panthers and Broncos entire 52-man rosters.

• if one of the three Power Ball winners spent their entire lump sum on chicken wings it would buy about 123 million pounds of wings, 76 percent of the 1.3 billion wings eaten Super Bowl weekend.

The average wholesale price of whole wings is about $1.78/lb, down from around $2.00/lb at the same time last year, according to the Daily Northeast Broiler/Fryer Report by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agriculture Marketing Service.

 

 

 

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