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Restaurants gear up for busy crowds on Super Bowl Sunday

(WTVM) - The Super Bowl is just days away, and while the game is on most people's mind, so is the food they will be eating during the showdown. 

We got a behind the scenes look at how one Columbus restaurant's wings are prepped before the big match up.

WTVM's Tesia Reed got a chance to stop by B Merrelll's on Friday, and they said they expect to fry up to 3,000 pounds of wings on Super Bowl Sunday.

"Everybody works that day so it's probably the busiest day of the year."

B Merrell's even have a refrigerated truck full of wings ready for the big day so they don't run out on one of their busiest days all year. 

"Wings, we got tons of wings were not going to run out and we've prepared for it you know every Super Bowl we're super busy."

This is their 24th Super Bowl in the Chattahoochee Valley. 

The National Chicken Council expects Americans to eat more than one billion wings on Sunday. 

We talked to fry cook D.K. who says cooking is his passion and he can't wait for the big day. He gave us a behind the scenes look at how he fries and sauces the wings before they are put on a plate and brought to your table. 

"We cook them for 10 minutes, 18 if you like them extra crispy," D.K. said. "We sauce them up with your choice of hot, medium, Caribbean jerk, hot lemon pepper. This is what I do, I love it, you know cooking is my life."

What's your favorite Super Bowl snack? Cast your vote in the poll attached to this story and let us know! 

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  • YOUR TURN ON 9

  • What's the best Super Bowl snack?

  • Thank you for participating in our poll. Here are the results so far:

    Wings
    48%
    149 votes
    Nachos
    4%
    12 votes
    7-layer dip
    4%
    11 votes
    Guacamole
    0%
    1 vote
    Pigs in a Blanket
    4%
    12 votes
    Sliders
    1%
    2 votes
    Pizza
    13%
    39 votes
    Chili
    2%
    6 votes
    Other
    2%
    7 votes
    All the foods!
    22%
    68 votes
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