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This Sunday marks Super Bowl forty-eight-- and to meet the demand for quick and tasty food, Minot businesses are gearing up for the game.

Bonnie Campo reports.

Whether Americans are going to the game, sitting in their favorite bar, or on their sofa this weekend, you can be sure cheese dip, chicken wings or beer are within fifty feet of them. But where is that food coming from?

(Al Hauck,Owner)"We prepare mostly for a heavy take-out day. We do a lot for take-out orders for Super Bowl. Business inside the restaurant is also very busy. With our big screen TV's and other TV's people really do enjoy watching the events. Super Bowl Sunday, will probably bring in an extra just on the take-out side will probably bring in an extra fifty to sixty percent extra in business. We'll make sure we have enough product on hand, and enough product ready to go. We develop a process over the years we've have learned."

If staying at home is your strategy-- Mite Train Pizza should be in your playbook.

(Irene Trowel, Owner) "I don't think it will be much delay time, but it could be if we really get slammed, and we have shortened our hours on Sunday, which I don't think will be an issue for Super Bowl. We don't open as early and we close a little earlier on Sundays."

But if you have the time-- and can prepare early-- Market Place foods has everything from kick-off cakes to touchdown platters.

(Craig Heupel, Store Manager) "Well of course Super Bowl is like any other holiday around here with Christmas, Thanksgiving, Super Bowl is the next one, and buffalo wings are big here right now, we're loading up on them for the big game. Lot of dips, lot of meat and cheese trays, many orders are coming in right now for that. And, of course in the grocery isle potato chips, Doritos, all that type of stuff. Football is exciting, and it's a fun time, something fun to do. Payton Manning is pretty solid going up against a young Russ Wilson, but it will be a good game either way.

More than 1.2 billion wings will be sold during Super Bowl forty-eight, and pizza franchises, they'll see a double in their sales, so be sure to place your order early, and enjoy the game. For KXnews, I'm Bonnie Campo.

The Super Bowl ranks second as a national eating holiday-- Thanksgiving remains first.

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