Super Bowl means big business for restaurants

Posted at 10:30 PM, Feb 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-06 23:30:56-05

The Super Bowl is less than 24 hours away. Of course, you have the teams and the commercials, but the event isn't complete without some food.

The big game means big business for local restaurants and sports bars.

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More than 100 televisions will be tuned into the Super Bowl on Sunday at Palm Beach Ale House.

"We have a lot of regulars, a lot of people from the area who come in," explains manager Amber Ervine.

She says the game brings in a crowd similar to Friday and Saturday nights, typically their busiest nights of the week. Ervine is predicting a busy day Sunday.

"On Friday and Saturdays, we do get pretty packed.  Our sales are pretty high because we have a lot of people who come in," Ervine said.

The restaurant is prepared to turn pool tables into dining tables if many football fans show up.

If you think the phone is ringing off the hook on a Saturday night at Delizia Pizza, just wait until Sunday..

"Some of them call early. They want to make sure there are enough wings and things for them," owner Al Eljai says.

Some people place their orders three hours before the game. 

Eljai says every employee will be working on Super Bow Sunday. He expects business to be double than an average day, a big boost to his bottom line.

"One day is not going to make the whole year, but everything extra helps," he points out.

The Super Bowl kicks off at 6:30 p.m. Sunday in Santa Clara, Calif., and pits the Carolina Panthers versus the Denver Broncos.