On Super Bowl Sunday, typically the first Sunday in February
Super Chicken Wing Day
Super Chicken Wing Day is a spin-off of Chicken Wing Day which is in July. Because Super Bowl Sunday is a crazy popular day for eating Chicken Wings, Super Chicken Wing Day was born. So grab some wings with your favorite sauce and enjoy!
How many chicken wings can you eat in one sitting?
Fact About the Author: My record is 40 chicken wings in one sitting.
One night in the Anchor Bar in Buffalo, New York in 1964 the ‘hot wing’ was born. Created by co-owner Teressa Bellissimo “who cooked them for her sons and his friends as a late night snack and instantly became a hit on their menu.”
Do you have a favorite type of sauce for your wings?
Whether you like them so spicy you need milk, sweet and savory or plain Jane with bleu cheese or ranch and “bunny rabbit food” aka celery and carrot sticks, you can eat them at any time.
Chicken Wings and Football-it was true love.
After the ‘80’s, consumers started wanting less and less of cooking/eating of an entire chicken therefore chicken wings became an inexpensive byproduct for chicken producers. Bars started selling chicken wings; the combination of sports and wings meant beer sales went through the roof. Starting the social trend of multiple TVs all over sports bars, beer and food that was shareable with everyone. In the 1990’s large restaurant chains like KFC, McDonalds, and Domino’s started selling wings and it’s stuck ever since.
Fun Wingin’ Facts: In 2013 over 27 billion wings were consumed that year and 1.23 million of those wings were consumed during the Super Bowl. To paint you a picture- if the chicken wings were lined up end to end-they would circle the Earth’s perimeter twice. That’s over 100 million pounds of chicken wings!
And the love for wings was born.
Finger Lickin’ and Wing Eatin’ Facts: In January 2015, at Wing Bowl 23 in Philadelphia at the Wells Fargo Center, Molly Schuyler ate 440 chicken wings, a new women's record, in 26 minutes, but was beaten by Chicago's Patrick Bertoletti, who ate a record 444 chicken wings.
How to Celebrate Super Chicken Wing Day
Eat at your favorite place that serves wings, share it with others watching football and remember pictures or it didn’t happen.