Our prediction? 1.5 million Tums will also be consumed with those 1.3 billion spicy sauce-slathered wings.


Americans Will Eat a Record 1.3 Billion Chicken Wings During Super Bowl 50

Americans will eat more wings than ever during the golden anniversary of the Big Game, according to the National Chicken Council

You can boast all you want about your elaborate snack stadium or healthy loaded sweet potato skins, but we all know that there’s only one Super Bowl food to rule them all: chicken wings.

According to the National Chicken Council, our wing obsession is pretty intense, as Americans are projected to eat 1.3 billion wings during Super Bowl 50, up from 1.25 billion in 2014 and 2015. Perhaps the absence of Tom Brady has caused our collective appetite to inflate.

Whether you prefer them doused in honey barbecue sauce, or go for the classic Buffalo style, wings will be making an appearance at almost every single Game Day party across the nation next Sunday. In fact, the projected 1.3 billion wing-party is enough for every man, woman, and child in America to eat four wings each.

The National Chicken Council also predicts a Panthers win based on its chicken prediction statistics. According to market research, $1,400 of chicken wing sales in Charlotte account for every million dollars in grocery sales. Compared with the $480 per million dollars of grocery stores in Denver, that spells a win for the Panthers. That’s one way to fill out your office pool.

If you’re looking to serve a percentage of that 1.3 billion at your Super Bowl shindig, check out The Daily Meal’s wild wing recipes for inspiration.