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Last Minute Super Bowl Prep a Boon for Local Business

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People around central Texas have been prepping for the Super Bowl for hours, or even days. And local businesses had some high expectations for the final countdown to kickoff.

Mike and Peggy Mabry of Clifton had been planning their party for two weeks.

"We've got a lot of friends that are coming over to the house, we've stocked our bar, the fridge, we've got a counter full of food," Mike said.

They came to Waco Sunday to get the final piece of the puzzle.

"We're getting a hundred wings."

Buffalo Wild Wings was busy all day with big orders. So was Quaker Steak and Lube.

"We staff well for it, so it's not too hard," said John Maddox, the kitchen manager there. "We kind of prepare the day before."

Probably a good call. Quaker Steak and Lube was packed for lunch, hours before the game.

"We wanted to get an early start before the big Super Bowl and eat some hot wings that I've been craving all day long because of commercials," said Lisa Towery of Waco.

By early afternoon, some fans were there already waiting for kickoff.

Pizza shops, like Nizza Pizza on the Baylor campus, were ready for the rush, too.

"Order-wise, we're expecting around maybe 100 to 150, but amount of pizzas is going to be about 250 to probably about 300," said Jude Swagemaker, the head manager at Nizza.

Workers there were prepping hundreds of pizza boxes since the early afternoon. They expected to be absolutely slammed until they closed.

Some retailers didn't start seeing crowds until later in the day. Sunday morning Target was kind of a ghost town.

But the few people there were already counting down to the match-up.

"We have Peyton Manning against Marshawn Lynch, basically, so it'll be a good game," said Amy Mosley of West.

It was a split house at the Mabrys, but the game and a few wings weren't the only things on their plates.

"Just getting together with family and friends and having a good time," said Peggy Mabry, even though the Cowboys weren't in it.

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