Restaurants preparing for Superbowl madness

Restaurants preparing for Superbowl madness

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While both football teams will be serving up big plays during the Super Bowl, restaurants will be serving up pizza and wings.
Super Bowl Sunday is the busiest day of the year for them; they've been preparing for weeks.

Practice makes perfect, both on and off the field.
"We've been preparing for over a month, hiring and staffing our stores just for this one day. We want to have awesome service, so we've hired drivers, people who answer the phone, cooks, people who cut," says Chrystal Banz, Pizza Hut general manager.
Pizza Hut plans to sell over 2 million pizzas nationwide.
If you break it down, that's nearly 442 miles of pizza, which is enough to
finish 17 New York marathons.
Central Texas locations are doing their fair share.
"80-percent of our game day orders are going to be pepperoni's," says Chrystal Banz, Pizza Hut general manager.
It takes an army to make sure they can keep up with the 2.5 million calls and online orders.
That's why 120,000 Pizza Hut employees will be working on Super Bowl Sunday.
"We might see some orders Saturday. Normally what happens is we get a lot of future orders. So people will start early Sunday. They could order even before we get here, maybe 6:00 in the morning," says Chrystal Banz, Pizza Hut general manager.
Another food favorite is chicken wings, more than a billion are expected to be eaten nationwide.
Pluckers started preparing about two weeks ago.
They plan to sell around 12,000 wings at each of their locations.
Pizza Hut says they are in "full on mode," meaning everybody on staff will be on board.
Their goal is to deliver hot pizza's and wings, fast.
"We strive for 30 minutes always but we could see 45 minutes, maybe an hour. We're in the business of getting pizza out as fast as possible," says Chrystal Banz, Pizza Hut general manager.
Your best bet is calling early.
The National Restaurant Association's most recent survey,  conducted in 2012, showed that 48 million Americans expected to order delivery on game day.
About 63 percent expected to order wings, surpassing pizza, which came in at 61 percent.

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