Ordering Super Bowl Food? Plan Ahead.


POSTED: Friday, February 3, 2012 - 9:24pm

UPDATED: Friday, February 3, 2012 - 10:07pm

EL PASO- Local restaurants hope the big Super Bowl game will produce some big appetites.

Many El Pasoans will order takeout from their favorite restaurants to enjoy at home, in front of the biggest TV event of the year.

People never think about Super Bowl Sunday without planning their meals, especially great party food. For many, it starts with chicken wings.

"A lot of people are going to be ordering wings because they are finger foods. They are easy to order, easy to eat,” said Kayleigh Elquist from Buffalo Wild Wings.

"Me personally, I think they go hand in hand with football and beer. I mean, when you’re having a Super Bowl party, I mean the best thing to do is sit down in front of the TV with some cold beer and some great chicken wings,” said David Ibarra from Wing Daddy’s.

Every pizza place in town is hoping for the biggest sales of the year.

"It's the quick easy snack food. It's the comfort food. So if your team is not doing well, it's easy to grab and just comfort yourself with that food. So, it's the best food to have during The Super Bowl,” said Papa John’s Manager Michael Abeyta.

Restaurants have called in extra help, and some will work around the clock to fill all the food orders.

"Sunday is going to be obviously our largest take out order day. We expect to do around $6,500 for the day in sales, and probably $5,000 of that is going to be takeout,” said Ibarra.

"Everybody works, and when I mean everybody, everybody on our schedule. The bosses all work. We are all making pizzas. Everybody works,” said Abeyta.

Don't wait until the last minute, or you might be left high and dry.

"Actually we are accepting pre-orders now. We are taking all orders up until game day. So if you get them on, the sooner the better,” said Ibarra.

"We have plan ahead ordering. So if you want to order it Saturday night, put your time in, get first dibs. So to avoid the rush, call early. Get it ahead. That way you get it nice and hot and fresh,” said Abeyta.

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