EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU)- While the Seahawks and Broncos battled it out on the field for the championship ring Sunday, local businesses were in a battle against time to feed hungry fans at Super Bowl parties.
Sunday, restaurants all across the Chippewa Valley had to step up their game to make sure football fans scored the winning touchdown -- at least, when it came to their game day spread.
“You can’t complain when you have your number one offense against the number one defense in the Super Bowl,” Peter Ihrke said.
“The whole day all I wanted to do was drink bloodies and eat hot dogs,” Brittany Gunderson said.
When it comes to game day there's high expectations for a good game, funny commercials and of course lots and lots of food. And come kick off it was more than just the Broncos and the Seahawks that went into Super Bowl Sunday with a game plan.
“We have the game plan laid out early. In the afternoon we'll start preparing and prepping,” Pizza Hut General Manager Evan Brown said.
Brown says they plan ahead for Super Bowl Sunday by adding extra staff for deliveries
Over at Toppers, pizzas were rolling out almost as fast as they could make them Sunday afternoon, but all of the food delivered on time to the correct destination is as simple as a click of a button.
“Pretty much everything is computerized and our system helps out routing out drivers and certain routes,” Toppers General Manager Chris Poquette said.
At delivery Fix, Corey Hawkinson knows just what a Super Bowl Sunday can mean for his business. He and his business partner started the company three years ago and this year business is better than usual.
“In the past we have definitely seen an increase in sales on Super Bowl Sunday,” Hawkinson explained.
When it came to rolling, baking and slicing up food for the big day, all three companies said it’s important just like in the big game to keep your eye on the prize.
“You just need to keep on top of things and make sure no mistakes are going out the door because even if it gets there fast it’s no good if the foods not right,” Poquette added.