You won’t believe how high chicken wing orders spike on Super Bowl Sunday

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Americans will collectively eat enough on Super Bowl Sunday to sate Val Kilmer’s appetite for at least 20 mimnutes. GrubHub Seamless analysed last year’s Super Bowl orders and determined what people typically eat more of during the game. Hint: Everything.

The rankings are based on the percentage increase in GrubHub Seamless orders for Super Bowl Sunday last year compared to your average Sunday.

  1. Wings – orders spike 113%
  2. Pizza – orders spike 27%
  3. Pulled Pork Sandwich – orders spike 19%
  4. Veggie Burger – orders spike 18%
  5. Chicken Tenders – orders spike 16%
  6. Cake – orders spike 10%
  7. Italian Beef – orders spike 9%
  8. Cookie – orders spike 9%
  9. Brownie – orders spike 8%
  10. Cheesecake – orders spike 7%

A 113% spike in chicken wing orders is absolutely ridiculous. Americans are poised to eat 1.25 billion wings in one day. That’s 11 tiny chicken limbs for every person who watches the Super Bowl. More absurd than that is the 10% boost in cake orders. Who the hell is eating cake on Super Bowl Sunday?

Just in case you were concerned that your wing sauce makes you a freak, here are GrubHub Seamless’ top flavors.

  1. Buffalo – 30%
  2. BBQ – 10%
  3. Honey BBQ – 4%
  4. Garlic Parmesan – 2%
  5. Teriyaki – 2%
  6. Honey Mustard – 1%
  7. Lemon Pepper – 1%
  8. Spicy Garlic – 1%
  9. Jerk – 1%
  10. Soy Garlic – 1%

Of course you could always go against the grain and cook Homemade Chicken Nuggets.