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Businesses Prep For Super Bowl

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Although millions are tuning into the biggest football event of the year, the Super Bowl comes with a lot of prep-work. Between finding the right television and chowing down on some favorite gameday foods, it's one busy day for businesses.


The New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks weren't the only ones preparing all week for one big day. The National Restaurant Association announces 48 million Americans will be ordering take-out for Super Bowl Sunday and restaurants like Nirchi's in Binghamton are a large part of those numbers.

"We started preparing for the Super Bowl Monday of this week, and it continues all the way through the week up until game time," said Gary Hutchings, Manager at Nirchi's.

One of the top food choices for the big game is of course -- pizza. According to Huffington Post, 12.5 million pizzas will be sold throughout the day.

"It's just a good finger food to put on the table. You can sit there and eat it. It doesn't have to be hot, it can be cold.You sit there with it all game and munch on it all game and it's just easy to eat and cheap to eat," said Hutchings.

To prepare for the big game, Nirchi's in Binghamton has made more than 1,000 pounds of dough, and has taken orders for more than 300 sheet pizzas.

"We have to order about four times what I would usually order for a week. We try to get orders in a little early so they are on time for when people come to pick them up or for delivery," said Hutchings.

New York Times estimates nearly 112 million people around the world will be tuned in to watch Super Bowl and for the big game you'll need a tv of course.

"We always ask them what they're looking for in the experience they want when they're home. A lot of people come in with the idea of a specific type of TV and sometimes that idea changes when we break down what they want to use the TV for," said Courtney Livermore, Assistant Store Manager of Operations at Best Buy.

If there was ever a time to buy a new TV, Best Buy employees say this is the time to do so.

"It's one event this year or during the year that everyone's drawn to watching a television, there's not too many things that go on throughout the year where you get friends and family together to watch a TV," said Livermore.