Thousands of western Massachusetts residents are preparing for Super Bowl parties this Sunday.
E.B.’s restaurant owner Ed Borgatti and his team expect to feed football fans more than 3,000 pounds of chicken wings this weekend.
Preparing for parties is nothing new for E.B’s since the Patriots have made regular appearances in the Super Bowl in the 21st Century.
Borgatti wants to fill chicken wing orders the same way the way the Patriots want to score points. He’s even developed a system to avoid disappointing anyone.
“We allow 2,100 wings per hour. Plus our boneless wings; we have to leave room for our boneless wings, all our appetizers, all our other fried foods” he explained. “So we figure that the time slots fill up faster, so we’re anticipating, by the next couple of days, we’ll pretty much be filling most of those slots”
Teamwork isn’t just essential on the football field; it plays a key role making certain each party planner gets the number of chicken wings they’ve ordered for their Super Bowl party.
Anthony Testori told 22News, “Just a great team here, you know, a lot of teamwork. We’ve all been together for a long time… We just come together. It’s a family effort.”
One critical part of the E.B.’s team: the people who man the phones, taking orders that keep coming in non-stop.
Ed Borgatti figures that it will take a ton-and-a-half of chicken wings and a Patriots victory to make his customers happy.