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Chicken Wing-onomics 2018

Americans to Eat 1.35 Billion Chicken Wings for Super Bowl

Americans’ consumption of the unofficial staple of Super Bowl Sunday – the chicken wing – is projected to hit 1.35 billion wings, according to a National Chicken Council (NCC) annual report.

NCC’s 2018 Chicken Wing Report estimates that Americans will eat 1.35  billion wings during Super Bowl LII weekend.  That figure is up 1.5 percent, or 20 million wings, from 2017’s report – revealing a steadily growing love for America’s favorite Super Bowl menu item.

To visualize how many wings that is…

  • If 1.35 billion wings were laid end to end along Interstate 95, they would stretch from Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia to Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Mass. almost 250 times.
  • That is enough wings to put 625 wings on every seat in all 32 NFL stadiums.
  • 1.35 billion wings is enough to circle the Earth three times.
  • That’s 394 million feet of chicken wings – enough that a chicken could cross the road 13 million times.
  • Americans will eat 20 million more wings this year. If wings were dollars, that would only buy us 2 minutes of commercials during the big game.


We’ve compiled some stats in this infographic to put all those wings – and the National Chicken Council’s 2018 Wing Report – into perspective.