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February 2, 2014

Local restaurants serve up Super Bowl pizzas

GOSHEN — While the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks prepared to face off in Super Bowl XLVIII, local restaurants were preparing to feed the local fans tuning into the game.

Chris Hardy, manager at the Papa John’s on Main Street in Goshen, said he and his Super Bowl Sunday staff of 30 were anticipating a rush to begin in the late afternoon.

“Definitely anticipating a rush,” Hardy said. “We’re pretty busy around here, it will be crazy, it’s always crazy, we try to do our best to organize it and contain it but for the most part it’s just crazy from start to finish.”

Maria Panetta, manager at Gerace’s Pizzeria in Waterford Mills said that they brought on a couple of extra staff members for the big day compared with a usual Sunday.

“Normally on a Sunday one person up front (at the counter) is enough,” Panetta said.

According to Hardy the orders will start rolling in around 4 p.m. and not taper off until 9 or 10 p.m.

“We’re one of the busier Papa John’s in the area,” he said. According to Hardy, he has been working for Papa John’s for seven years and has worked seven Super Bowl Sundays.

Panetta said that most of their restaurant’s orders were preorders for pick up between 5 and 6 p.m.

“Typically with the Super Bowl we’re busy up until the game starts and then we just get a few late stragglers” she said. She added that up until the game starts most orders are carry-out but as it gets closer to kick off, deliveries pick up.

The Super Bowl makes for one of the busiest days of the year for Papa John’s and Hardy said, “every little thing we can do” to get prepared, they will.

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