Local bars have been preparing for the biggest game of the year.
18 News stopped by Legends Bar and Grille in Elmira Heights to talk about what it takes to get ready for a day like Super Bowl Sunday.
The owner there says that not a lot of people actually watch the game in the bar – they prefer to order food – pick up – and then bring it home to watch the game from their own couch.
“We get a lot of wings ready, we’re big on boneless wings, we prep a lot of boneless wings, get our kitchen ready for the bleu cheeses and celery that goes with the wings, and get ready to bag them out and send them out as they come in,”owner Mike Nickerson said.
Nickerson said he does see a rise in business because of the big game.
Over at Roundin’ Third in downtown Elmira, the owner Dain Reese said business is okay but the Super Bowl is always a hard day.
“Everybody is home and I’ve tried everything under the sun forever, and it’s just the fact that the game is too late, everyone has to be at work on Monday” Reese said.
Reese made the most of a slow day by riding in style, hiring a limousine service to watch the game with close friends and to practice safe drinking.
Even though the Super Bowl was slow at the bar, both businesses say it’s been a good year for fans coming in to watch football games on Sundays.
It’s estimated over 48 million Americans ordered takeout Sunday.