Pizza, wings, subs and beer will be in hot demand Sunday.
All are popular choices for Super Bowl Sunday but the chicken wing will be the MVP with 1.4 billion expected to be eaten, according to the National Chicken Council.
This Sunday is likely to be one of the biggest party days of the year. According to the National Retail Federation’s 2020 Super Bowl survey, nearly 194 million adults said they had plans for the game, which pits the San Francisco 49ers against the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LIV from Miami.
Brad Plothow, vice president of corporate marketing and communications for Womply, a small business software provider, says expect crowds at restaurants that specialize in pizza and wings.
“If you’re planning to order in food for your Super Bowl celebration, be sure you plan ahead, as it’s one of the busiest days of the year for restaurants that serve pizza and chicken wings,” Plothow said.
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Super Bowl wing deals and freebies
The following deals are available Sunday unless otherwise noted at participating locations. Some require an app and most are while supplies last. Offers can vary by franchise, so check with your closest location before heading out.
Applebee’s: The chain is giving away 1.6 million free Classic Boneless Wings nationwide Sunday. Get 40 free wings with a delivery order of $40 or more using the code FREEWINGS on the restaurant’s website or mobile app.
Beef ‘O’ Brady’s: Get 50 boneless wings for $34.99 and 50 traditional wings for $44.99.
Buffalo Wings & Rings: Place a carryout order Sunday and get a free insulated tote. Limit one bag per order and while supplies last. And if you order a Party Pack takeout deal Sunday, you’ll have the chance to enter a “Free Wings for a Year” contest.
El Pollo Loco: Through Sunday, the chain has a $54 Whole-Wing Bundle available to order ahead online for participating locations. It includes 25 wings, party-size guacamole, Queso Blanco and house-made salsa. Delivery also is free Sunday on orders over $50.
Roy Rogers Restaurants: The Tailgate MVP Special includes 16 pieces of bone-in chicken, eight biscuits and three large sides for $29.99.
Sonny’s BBQ: The chain has “Grab & Go Kits” for $21.99 Sunday with a choice of 25 smoked wings or two pounds of pulled pork and 12 slider buns. Get both together in a “Touchdown Combo” for $39.99.
The Greene Turtle Sports Bar & Grille: The “Super Bowl Gameday Platter,” only available for delivery and pickup Sunday, is $34.99 and serves six to eight people, for $34.99. Platters include 10 bone-in wings, tenders and more.
Wing Zone: Restaurants will have a variety of Super Bowl specials Sunday including 50 Original Wings with up to two flavors for $49.
Whole Foods Market: Through Tuesday, marinated or seasoned chicken wings are on sale for $2.99 per pound.
Blaze Pizza: Through Sunday, Blaze has “Big Game” party bundle specials, exclusively available for pickup orders placed online and on the chain’s app.
Cumberland Farms: This weekend get $2 off a cheese or pepperoni pizza with a text coupon. Existing members of the convenience store chain’s text database will get the coupon automatically but to sign up text the word GAMEDAY to 64827 starting Saturday. Offer only redeemable at new or newly remodeled stores that sell pizza.
Hungry Howie’s: Get a large one-topping pizza for $7 Sunday when you buy three pizzas. Pizzas must be purchased in increments of three to get the discount on carry out orders at participating locations.
Mountain Mike’s Pizza: Get $8 off any two large pizzas with promo code 429659.
Papa Gino’s: Through Sunday, get 25% off online pizza orders with code 7827.
Pizza Inn: On Sunday, get two medium, two-topping pizzas and 10 bone-in wings for $27.99.
Super Bowl subs and other deals
D’Angelo Grilled Sandwiches: Get 25% off your order of $20 or more with code 7931 Sunday on in-restaurant and online orders.
DiBella’s Subs: Through Sunday, get 15% off online orders with code FOOTBALL15.
Dog Haus: The chain’s Biergarten locations have specials that vary by location Sunday.
Duffy’s Sports Grill: MVP members can get double points and a five for $10.99 deal on aluminum pints of Coors Light and Miller Lite when dining in. For take out, members can get double points and a $10 bonus for ordering $25 or more.
Ike’s Love & Sandwiches: Get any sandwich for $5.49 when you buy a drink Sunday at all locations. There’s also a 20% catering discount when ordered on the Ike’s app or in-store.
Main Event: Get 54% off all activities when you buy a $10 game card Sunday. If a team ends with 54 points as a final score, Main Event says locations “will unlock free activities and games on the following Wednesday, Feb. 5, for everyone.”
McAlister’s Deli: Get $15 off a $100 catering order and entry into a raffle for a $250 gift card.
O’Charley’s Restaurant + Bar: Through Sunday, the chain has three “Big Game platter deals” including a chicken tenders platter for $25 and a baby back ribs platter for $40.
Panda Express: Through Sunday, order a Panda Express Family Feast online and get $10 off with code SCOREBIG. The feast includes three large entrees and two large sides.
PT’s Taverns: Starting at 3 p.m. Sunday, there will be specials including $1 draft beers and hot dogs. There also will be “Pizza Box Full of Goodness” packages available for pickup starting at $40.
Red Lobster: Through Sunday, get 15% off takeout or delivery orders placed on the chain’s website with promo code LOBSTER14.
Quiznos: Toasty Points members get 10% off catering orders Sunday from participating locations.
Smashburger: Get a free side of regular tots or Smash tots with a burger purchase Sunday, which also is National Tater Tot Day.
Taco Cabana: It’s “Bowl Season” at the Mexican chain and through February get four bowl specials.
Twin Peaks: The first 100 guests at Twin Peaks Sunday get entry onto the square board. Super Bowl guests also get a bounce-back ticket for free pork rinds.
Yard House: Locations have a “Late Night Happy Hour” with half-off select appetizers and all pizzas and $2 off all draft beer, wine, spirits and cocktails. The happy hour times vary by location.
Super Bowl free delivery offers
B.GOOD: Through Monday, get free delivery and a free side on orders $15 or more when you order through the B.GOOD app.
DoorDash: The first 200 people to share their “Personal Food Fumble” on Twitter, tagging @DoorDash, with a photo or description of the “personal foul in the kitchen” win $50 and free delivery.
goPuff: Through Sunday, buy three Pepsi products including dips, chips and soda and get a fourth item for free with code SNACKDOWN2020.
Grubhub: More than 30 restaurants have Super Bowl deals through Grubhub including Burger King, Taco Bell, Dunkin’, Panera Bread and more. Many are for free delivery. Learn more at https://blog.grubhub.com/game-day-2020.
McDonald’s: Through Sunday, McDelivery with DoorDash is offering $5 off $15 minimum purchase with promo code TOUCHDOWN on the DoorDash app. There are other McDonald’s offers on the chain’s mobile app.
MOD Pizza: Through Sunday, if it’s your first time placing a MOD order through DoorDash, get no delivery fee on orders $15 or more.
Postmates: Use code TEAMPIZZA or TEAMWINGS to get up to $10 off your order Sunday.
Super Bowl overtime deals: Free wings at Hooters and Buffalo Wild Wings
These freebies will only be offered if Super Bowl LIV goes into overtime.
Buffalo Wild Wings: If Sunday’s game goes into overtime, Buffalo Wild Wings says it will celebrate by giving free wings to everyone in America on Feb. 17 from 4 to 7 p.m. local time. According to a news release, no purchase is necessary to get the free wings – boneless or traditional snack-sized or five or six count wings, depending on the location – but the promotion is dine-in only at participating locations.
Hooters: This overtime deal requires you to be at a Hooters during the game Sunday. If it goes into overtime, you’ll get six free wings on the spot, the chain says.
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