How Many Pounds of Chicken Wings Did New Yorkers Eat on Super Bowl Sunday?


Clockwise from top: Blue Smoke, Dinosaur BBQ, and Rub BBQ.

With chicken production down five percent because of high feed prices, a simple supply-demand chart will tell you that Super Bowlers had a tougher time eating wings yesterday. As the New York Times reported, one wholesale chicken buyer paid $1.10 a pound for wings five months ago, while last week, he paid $1.86. Stephen Colbert even invited a chicken industry insider to the Colbert Report recently to ask, "what other country can we invade to fix this?”

A call around to some of New York's favorite chicken wing sources proved that we might have invaded those countries. Because there were plenty of red-orange fingernails yesterday. Whoa there, Atomic Wings.

Dinosaur BBQ: "Over 2,500 pounds."
Flavors: Honey barbecue and "Wango Tango" were most popular

Blue Smoke: "Over 1,500 pounds between carryout and the restaurant."
Flavor: the house chipotle

Rub BBQ: "About 2,000 individual wings, so about 400 pounds."
Flavors: the house barbecue sauce

Atomic Wings: Between all eight locations, "roughly 32,000 pounds."
Flavors: Mild, medium, hot

Blondies Sports: "A lot." OK thanks, bye!

Bonnie's Grill: "About 515 pounds or 4,100 wings."
Flavors: Mild, medium, hot, hotter

Pete's Tavern: "Hm, 100 pounds?"
Flavor: the house sauce

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