Reporting Maria Medina
SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – The Super Bowl is one of the biggest events for restaurants, bars and grocery stores.
While many will be watching the big game, they may not be watching what they eat; and Sacramento-area businesses say they’re prepared.
“In here we probably have like over 50 dozen cupcakes for the weekend,” Raley’s employee Elissa said.
That’s just a fraction of what the Natomas Raley’s expects to sell Super Bowl weekend. The store is estimating more than 1,000 cupcakes will fly off the shelves.
The bakery’s got dozens of 49ers cakes ready as well.
Of course, it’s not a Super Bowl party unless you’ve got some chicken wings.
The Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant’s has 30,000 wings in stock, and managers expect to sell all of them on Sunday.
At Firestone Public House in downtown, they’re doubling their inventory for their first-ever Super Bowl Sunday. They’re going to have 80 pounds of ribs, 160 pounds of wings, up to 300 pizzas and up to 400 pounds of French fries.
Workers at BevMo say the orders for Super Bowl Sunday started coming in days ago.
“This is probably the busiest I’ve seen. People are really excited,” employee Trevor Davis said.
Davis says on a normal weekend they sell about a dozen kegs, but this weekend it was multiplied by six. They’re also pushing San Francisco breweries and wineries for this year’s Super Bowl.
“Anchor Steam, Speak Easy, a couple of the breweries from San Francisco are really taking off at this point,” said Davis.
Businesses are cashing in on football fans feasting and cheering on their teams.
The National Chicken Council says people will eat about 1.2 billion chicken wings this Super Bowl weekend.