Food Plays Major Role in Bowl Game Entertaining Menus
Omaha Steaks announced today that in a recent nationwide bowl game survey, more than 50 percent of those responding plan to watch the football championship bowl game at home with family and friends – and they plan to make food a centerpiece of their entertaining efforts.
The Omaha Steaks survey revealed exactly what will be on party-goers' plates, with pizza (36.38%), burgers (23.67%) and sandwiches/cold cuts (22.76%) coming in as the top three main dishes served at bowl game gatherings. The survey results also showed the top meat appetizers as: 1) Wings (47.25%) 2) Hot Dips (33.27%) 3) Meatballs (33%) 4) Franks in a Blanket/Little Smokies (29.34%) 5) Shrimp (22.94%)
The results line right up with the National Retail Federation (NRF) Super Bowl Spending Survey, which indicates that 43 million people plan to host a bowl game party.
According to the Omaha Steaks survey results, drinks (79.71%) and appetizers (74.41%) are key to a winning bowl game menu. "Our recent survey proves what we anticipated were the top dishes served at Bowl Game gatherings and confirms Americans' love for football is perfectly paired with great food that brings people together," said Todd Simon, Senior Vice President and family owner of Omaha Steaks. "Omaha Steaks makes it easy to prepare a crowd-pleasing menu offering a wide variety of gourmet main dishes and appetizers available by phone, online or in our more than 70 retail stores nationwide."