Pizza Delivery Places, Grocery Stores Busy on Super Bowl Sunday

By: Madeline Anderson Email
By: Madeline Anderson Email

Even though the Packers didn't play in the Super Bowl, plenty of Wisconsinites still tuned in to watch the big game Sunday. And that meant area pizza delivery places were busier than ever.

"We have three delivery drivers on. And if need be, I will go out." Pete Volpe usually works in the kitchen at Angelo's Family Pizzeria in Wausau. But for shifts like Sunday's, he goes where ever he's needed.

"I like being busy," Volpe said. "It's a family business, I'm third generation so anything that keeps us going is a plus."

Super Bowl Sunday is the number one day for pizza sales across the country. At Angelo's, staff plan to bake around 200 by the end of the day.

"It's probably about a 25-35 percent increase on pickups and deliveries," manager Rob Barbier said. "We're looking at about 100-150 deliveries."

With no halftime for the team here, they've had to prepare days in advance for the flurry of calls expected to come in.

"We folded hundreds of boxes ahead of time," Barbier said. "We've made extra dough just from scratch. Same with the meat and the sauce. We've done that up ahead of time."

But plenty of people are also making their own food to eat during the game. And that was evident by the hundreds of people at Trig's grocery store in Wausau throughout the weekend.

"We're buying chips and salsa," said Chrystal Ruiz, who was shopping with her three kids and husband.

"We have a super duper special cake made by Trig's," said shopper Michael Mucha. "And it's fantastic!"

The store manager says the place is usually 15 percent more crowded the weekend of the Super Bowl, because any fan will tell you, nothing goes better with football than food.

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