Super Bowl is big business for local establishments

Created: 02/02/2014 12:59 PM WHEC.com

At Casa Italiana in Canandaigua, owner John Grasso said, “we prepare for every weekend like it’s the Super Bowl.”

But, he said, as the community gears up for Sunday’s showdown between the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks, the annual sporting event means bigger orders and more trays of food to prepare.

“It’s one of our busier days,” Grasso said. “We sell lots of cold cuts, lots of bread, lots of sausage. … It’s one of the weekends that’s like the summer — busy, busy.”

Grasso said that some of the biggest sellers for professional football’s biggest day of the year are sub trays, pizza and chicken wings.

The entire weekend is generally pretty busy, Grasso said, and he has one or two more staff members on hand to handle the workload.

At Wegmans in Canandaigua, Executive Chef Michael Flint said the store has also had more staff working this weekend. On game day, he said, the store generally sees a surge of customers between 2 and 5 p.m., and there will be last-minute shoppers up until around 6 p.m.

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