Besides for the actual football, Superbowl Sunday attracts fans for a number of reasons, including, of course, some delicious game-food. Time Warner Cable News Reporter Maria Valvanis caught up with local business owners who say the start of their busiest day of the year starts long before kickoff.
COLONIE, N.Y. -- Some fans are in it for the love of the game, others want to see the new commercials, then there's the rest of us, who just want an excuse to eat. And luckily Capital Region business owners, have us covered.
SaraBella Pizzeria owner, Domenic Fuda, said, "Superbowl weekend here means a lot of fun, a lot of work, and most importantly, a lot of money."
This is the 17th Superbowl Domenic Fuda has owned his Colonie Pizza Shop, and like the players, practice makes perfect.
"It's just basically prep, prep, prep," said Fuda.
Over at Paesans Pizza in Albany, co-owner Lorenzo Scavio says it's been nearly two decades since he's been able to watch a game.
"Unfortunately I have to work every Superbowl," said Scavio.
The crew started putting together pizza boxes early Sunday morning, and believe it or not, by the end of the game, they'll all be gone.
"We'll probably do 200 deliveries in the 3, 4, hour span," said Scavio.
Scavio says the secret to a win, is making sure all your players are ready to go.
"As long as we have the people in place, we can get the food out," said Scavio.
And if pizza and wings aren't your idea of a hail mary, Price Chopper employees have been whipping up a little bit of everything.
Vice President of Public Relations for Price Chopper said "Platters for sandwiches, and shrimp and vegetables and fruit so we can have easy things for people to pick up and serve to their guests."
Even without New York teams in the big game, business owners say having it happen close by helps keep the orders rushing in.
"A lot of people are going to be watching it more to see the atmosphere of NYC holding the Superbowl," said Fuda.
Making it a touch down for local businesses.