While many visitors are coming to Las Vegas to watch the Super Bowl, local businesses are expecting for a rush of folks who live in town to visit their stores on Sunday. Many of those businesses are already preparing for the influx of football fans.
Matthew Arechiga, the owner at Papa Murphy's pizza on Horizon and College, says his Super Bowl preparations started Monday. He expects to sell more than 500 pizzas on Sunday, the biggest and busiest day of the year for his store. "It's one of those things you look forward to, it's a great relief when it's done," he said.
Preparing 500 pizzas by hand doesn't happen overnight. On Monday, the team started developing a game plan based on last year's numbers. "We don't want to have a long line of people waiting for the game. We want to get them in and out, that way they can enjoy the game at home," said Arechiga.
He says the most important part of game day readiness is having the ingredients chopped and ready to go. That means preparing 100 pounds of Roma tomatoes, 15 pounds of green onions, 500 pounds of mozzarella cheese and even more pizza dough. It's a task that will take the staff all night Saturday to complete.
The week-long preparation will make Super Bowl Sunday a touchdown for business and customers, if all goes according to plan.
The store owner recommends ordering pizza days in advance to avoid a long wait on Sunday.
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