Americans are predicted to be all about the wings next weekend. The National Chicken Council has given their annual wing report and say that the big game that’ll pit the Kansas City against the Tampa Bay on Sunday, February 7th, is an especially important food holiday this year, as fans stay home and crave comfort foods.
They note that total chicken wing sales at supermarkets during the pandemic have totaled nearly $3 billion, up 10.3 percent from last year. It’s thought this uptick could be caused by the air fryer craze, as sales of in-store frozen wings shot up 37.2 percent. And despite the issues faced by the restaurant industry, those serving chicken wings saw a seven percent growth in 2020 compared to 2019. All-in-all, the the group predicts Americans will consume some 1.42 billion chicken wings during the weekend of the Big Game.