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Americans to eat record 1.4 billion chicken wings for the big game

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The National Chicken Council released its annual Chicken Wing Report, projecting Americans to consume a record-breaking 1.4 billion wings during the upcoming Super Bowl weekend. Americans’ love for wings continues to grow. This year’s wing consumption estimate is a two percent increase over 2019, meaning Americans will eat 27 million more wings during this year’s big game weekend versus last year’s game.

To put that in perspective, if our supervising editor Dustin Hoffmann ate three wings per minute, it would take him about 900 years to eat 1.4 billion wings.

Council spokesperson Tom Super says when it comes to big game menus, “wings rule the roost.” The Council asked wing-eaters about their habits, and roughly two thirds of Americans, 65 percent, who eat chicken wings, claim they like to do so while watching a major sporting event. Half, 51 percent, claim that they believe chicken wings should be the official food of the NFL championship game.

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