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Super Bowl means big business for pizza shops


Sunday was a big day in the Sports World with the Super Bowl.  But the big game also makes it a big day in the Pizza world.  Papa John's in South Bend was filling thousands of pizza boxes for the game.

Matt Mochel delivers pizza for Papa John's and admits the job changes for the Super Bowl.  "It's a lot more hectic within the store.  We have many big orders dropping, it backs up everything, we have many deliveries."  It was so hectic he was pulled off the street for a little to help at the shop.  "Helping Pepperoni lots of pizza's," said Mochel.  He was helping with an order of over 70 pizza's.  For big sporting events that's not unusual.  "The biggest order I've helped deliver is 100 pizza's," said Mochel.  Grant Patton, whose family owns a local Papa John's franchise said, "sporting events and pizza are synonymous in American culture."

Since so many people want pizza for the big game Patton said it's, "The busiest three hours of any Sunday."  So they spend months preparing.  They order double the ingredients they would for a normal Sunday and schedule as many workers as will fit in the store.  "We pretty much max out our ovens and we're cranking out pizza's as fast as we can get em out," said Patton.  It's such a big day for Papa John's they never stop planning for it.  "Going into tomorrow and tonight we start thinking about next year," said Patton.


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