Pre Order Your Wings

It was one of those slow nights at the Sports Bar (Hugo’s – Lawndale) – Carolina v Florida State, GMAC Bowl – real yawners.

The topic eventually moved to Wings for the Superbowl – Brian, one of the cooks at Hugo’s was estimating that they would sell over 5,000 wings on Super Bowl Sunday.  That’s a LOT of wings.  While they have not started taking orders yet, Brian described the process.

It starts with the Pre-Orders – knowing how many wings to order ahead of time.  Despite Pre-Orders, there are people who believe that they can call in and get 200 Wings on Super Bowl Sunday.  They can because most wing joints understand that people don’t plan ahead (may be except for the liquor, which must be purchased by Saturday); they can look at their histories of Pre-Orders versus last minute orders.

Regardless of the numbers, preparation starts the day before.  The fryers are cleaned and new grease is used.  Pretty much everybody who has every worked in the kitchen works on Super Bowl Sunday – some work doubles.  Two or three people just do wings – normally wings are a side job.  Super Bowl Sunday – it’s a Full-Time Job.

Here’s to the guys and gals who will ensure we have hot wings on February 4, 2007.

2 thoughts on “Pre Order Your Wings

  1. Buffalo wings are definately a big part of Super Bowl Sunday. Here are some interesting facts about wings – (from the entry – Buffalo Wings): “Buffalo wings were first prepared at the Anchor Bar on Main Street, near the corner of North Street, Buffalo, on October 3, 1964. Teressa Bellissimo, co-owner of the Anchor Bar with her husband Frank, had the idea of deep frying chicken wings and tossing them in Frank’s Red Hot sauce[1] for her son Dominic and his friends. One evening, on a spur of the moment, Teressa presented her son with a deep-fried and sauced creation, and they were an instant hit. At the time the recipe was created, chicken wings were typically thrown away or reserved for making stock.The National Buffalo Wing Festival is held every Labor Day weekend in downtown Buffalo, NY.”

  2. 5000 wings on Super Bowl Sunday is nothing. Buffalo’s Sells this amount every weekend. Try 31000 wings and than you are saying something. Kitchen person at Buffalo’s where real wings are sold in Greensboro and Burlington

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