Stores Prepare for Big Crowd on Superbowl Sunday

By: Estephany Escobar Email
By: Estephany Escobar Email

On Saturday, Store owners and employees started preparing for the big crowd on Sunday.

For Franco's Pizza owner Frank Benicasa Superbowl Sunday is his biggest day for sales.

"Everybody is preoccupied with the game, so they don't wanna cook, go out of the house or they send one person out to pick up the food," Benicasa said.

He said that's why they start making the dough, the sauce and the cheese a day before.

According to Benicasa, on a weekend day, they have around 250 customers. He said in the past ten years, on Superbowl Sunday, around 500 customers order pizzas.

He said that's why they double on the preps and add extra staff.

"We pull everyone in for that day so we make sure that the customer is well taken care of," Benicasa said.

Tina Painter said she is hosting a party at home, but she said she is cooking for the guests.

"I love to cook. It's just a passion of mine so that's why I cook, instead of ordering out," Painter said.

She was at Redfront Supermarket on Saturday night, shopping for the items for her party.

"I'm actually gonna make a big pot of chili and have chips and dip, chips and salsa and all kinds of finger foods," she said.

Redfront Supervisor Candice Birtchet said snacks, dips and deli meats are the most popular items for Superbowl Sunday.

She said at Redfront, employees are making sure all customers can find their preferred items.

"We have stockers, refilling the snacks so the store is in pretty good shape," Birtchet said.

She said on Sunday, more employees will be working and they will start earlier.

"Superbowl Sundays are pretty heavy, especially with deli traffic and all of that," she said.

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