Chicken wings plate at a Super Bowl party.


America Will Eat 1.3 Billion Chicken Wings on Super Bowl Sunday

The average American will spend about $80 for the Super Bowl on food, drinks, clothes and party accessories

January 30, 2019 - 5:05 pm

Super Bowl Sunday is nearly here, which means Americans are loading up on drinks and chicken wings for the big game.

In fact, the National Chicken Council says Americans will consume about 1.3 billion wings this Sunday.  Many restaurants and bars say the takeout orders are already coming in.

The average person is expected to spend $81.17 on food, drinks, clothes and party accessories, although the National Retail Federation says viewership of this year's game will be down from last year (72 percent of people say they'll watch, compared to 76 percent in 2018).

The biggest spenders are those ages 35-44 at an average $123.26 while the lowest are those 65 and older at $40.97. Viewers in the Northeast plan to spend the most, at an average $94.89, followed by the West at $84.01, the South at $79.09 and the Midwest at $69.24.

Pizza is also a popular choice, with Pizza Hut planning on selling about 2 million pizzas on Sunday.

And food isn't the only thing football fans are spending money on - millions will be buying a brand new TV just for the big game.