Ladies and gentleman, hold on to your hats, because the Super Bowl is THIS WEEKEND! Yes, during a time of great division and conflict within our country, there's no better way to bring the American people together than with a good ol' game of football... that is sure to cause even more division and conflict.
Sunday, February 3, will see the AFC champions, the New England Patriots, take on the NFC champions, the Los Angeles Rams in a highly anticipated game. But if you're like me, your mind is probably ever-so-slightly distracted by the thought of what you're going to be eating during Sunday's big game.
Food and the Super Bowl go hand-in-hand, as roughly 115 million hungry football fans will be attending a watch party where they expect to leave twice as heavy as when they arrived. During last year's big game, Americans consumed 1.3 BILLION chicken wings, and it is expected that we will eat 28,000,000 lbs of chips, alongside 8,000,000 lbs of guacamole.
In fact, the Super Bowl is the second-largest eating day in the US, just behind Thanksgiving. But, if you don't fancy slaving away on a homemade chili and would rather order your food in, then these are the best fast food deals available during the big game1 (Some of these are subject to change and local deals may vary).
1. Auntie Anne's
Two pretzel buckets (of any variety), plus 10 assorted dips for just $45.
Enjoy a 50-piece Chicken Supreme (fried chicken tenders) platter for $49.99. (You're probably gonna want to call ahead a pre-order).
All Papa Rewards Members will receive a coupon for a free large 2-topping pizza (which lasts all the way until February 17, 2019) deposited into their account on February 4, 2019, if they place an order of $20 or more through at any time on February, 3.
Papa John's are also offering several party packs (intended to serve 10-15 people) with prices ranging from $42.50-$70 on their website.
Three medium (12"), 1-topping pizzas for just $12 (takeout only). That's just $4 per pizza!
4. Panda Express
Customers can enjoy $10 off a Family Feast (two large sides and three large entrees) or $25 off two Family Feasts when you enter the code "TOUCHDOWN" during online checkout.
4. El Pollo Loco
Free Fire-Grilled Chicken Nachos with any family meal purchase. They really are loco.
Erbert & Gerbert's
Enjoy their "Soup-er Bowl Sunday deal" - If you pre-order any specialty or signature catering platter (from Saturday) you will get a free giant soup thrown in!
Every Hut Rewards member who orders online this Super Bowl Sunday will receive a unique code good for 20% off on all official NFL merchandise on NFLShop.com. (Each code will be delivered via email on February 4 and is valid until the end of the month.)
Many restaurants are also offering a large 2-topping pizza for $7.99 (online only) and the $5 'Lineup' - which includes medium pizzas, boneless wings, and desserts.
On Super Bowl Sunday only, customers can enjoy 25 Mini Corn Dogs for just $5. The discount is good for up to four orders at participating locations.
Feast on two pepperoni pizzas for just $10 (online order only).
Choose any two or more for $5.99 in the Mix & Match Deal - choices include medium 2-topping pizza, Bread Twists, salad, Marbled Cookie Brownie, Specialty Chicken, Oven Baked Sandwich, Stuffed Cheesy Bread, 8-piece boneless chicken, or Pasta in a Dish.
$7.99 will also get you either a large 3-topping pizza or medium 3-topping pan pizza (for carryout only).
And finally, for $19.99 you can get the Perfect Combo Deal - 2 medium 1-topping pizzas, 16-piece Parmesan Bread Bites, 8-Piece Cinnamon Twists and a 2-liter bottle of Coke. An absolute feast for under twenty bucks!
The Colonel is offering customers the $20 Fill Up - A choice of 8 pieces of fried chicken, 12 Extra Crispy Tenders, or 6 Boneless Chicken Breasts, plus a large coleslaw, two large mashed potatoes and gravy, and four biscuits.
The beloved Pretzel Crust Pizza is just $6!
If you fancy some classic burgers, why not feast on White Castle's 'Super Sack Attack' - 20 original sliders for just $10 (online only).
Some eateries are also placing bets on the big game, accompanied with some very enticing offers...
Buffalo Wild Wings
Free snack-sized wings on February 18 from 16:00 to 19:00 local time if the Super Bowl goes into overtime.
Ever heard of a "biscuit" in football? It's basically a term sometimes used for an easy interception, but in order to celebrate biscuits in all their glory, Hardee's will give out a free Made From Scratch Sausage Biscuits if an interception is returned for a touchdown during the Super Bowl. (This is at participating locations on Friday, February 8, 2019, from 7:00 am -10:00 am local time.)