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On Super Bowl Sunday, it's all about football, the commercials, and the food — especially chicken wings. On Super Bowl Sunday, it's all about football, the commercials, and the food — especially chicken wings.

Super Bowl Sunday is all about football, but when it comes to the parties the main event is the food. But what food made M.V.P. this year?

On Super Bowl Sunday, it's all about football, the commercials, and the food — especially chicken wings. The average person spends around $51 on Super Bowl-related purchases like food and party gear. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the only day America eats more food than on Super Bowl Sunday is Thanksgiving.

Polls from Offers.com say chicken wings are one of the top Super Bowl foods, and Forbes estimates 1.33 billion chicken wings will be eaten on Sunday alone. But what is it about chicken wings that makes them so popular?

"They're just easy to eat, delicious," says wing enthusiast Joel Shaffer. "There's not much else you can really say about it."

But according to fellow wing-lover Nathan Gresham, it is the uniqueness that makes them the number one Super Bowl food.

"A lot of people like wings because they're fun," says Gresham. "They're messy, but at the same time they're satisfying as far as the amount. You can eat a lot of them or you don't have to eat very many, you can choose what you want."

Kathy Fisher agrees.

"It's all the different flavors you can do," says Fisher. "All the different fun you can have between being regular or the boneless."

Buffalo Wild Wings in Lima goes through about 3,000 wings on a usual Sunday but on Super Bowl Sunday they expect to more than double that amount.

"Super Bowl Sunday is one of our busiest days of the year," says Assistant Manager Brian Crouch. "We expect to sell an upwards of 10,000 wings just today."

The Super Bowl is a pretty big deal business-wise for B-Dubs, so they make sure they are prepared each year for the big day. 

"We advertise for it, let everybody know that we're the best wing place in town to come and watch the game," says Crouch. "We also order a little big extra to go through a lot of food today, like I said, a lot of take outs, we got Super Bowl parties."

And as far as favorite sauces go, the nation says buffalo, but Lima has some different opinions.

Customer Kevin Fisher says Caribbean Jerk is the way to go, but Shaffer prefers Honey Barbecue and Gresham's go-to is the classic hot sauce. 
 

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