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Area restaurants preparing for Super Bowl Sunday

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Local businesses are preparing for Super Bowl Sunday parties, stocking up on goods and supplies to make the tasty treats you crave like wings, pizza and beer.

"Without the pizza you won't have a party," says Chad Barrett, General Manager of Papa John's in Webb City.

Barrett says their store sells about 350 pizza's on a busy night.  On really busy holidays like Super Bowl Sunday that increases to about 1,000.

"Over the next week and especially the next weekend, that's when we are really going to see our influx in sales," says Barrett.

For the last two weeks the store has been stocking up on boxes, flour, paper plates, napkins cheese and spices.

This is Barrett's fourth Super Bowl Sunday with Papa Johns.  He says ordering specific items in advance helps with fast production.

"It takes about three days for our dough to rise, the reason being is because yeast actually has to take affect," Barrett says.  "If you start that process to early, if you get your truck in too early, then the pizza is not going to be any good."

T.J. Cluck is the general manager for Macadoodles in Joplin, and says they also stock up on things like beer, liquor, kegs and snacks.

"We kind of look at last years numbers of what we sold, we order exactly - we give it an increase, say we'll do 20% more than we did last year and we'll order 20% more," says Cluck.

A similarity between the companies, all hands are on deck for sales over the weekend.

Papa Johns staff will increase from about four workers to about 14.   At Macadoodles more than 30 employees will be in and out everyday all weekend long.

"We will have all of our drivers on staff though, it's a big night for deliveries," says Barrett.

"Obviously, with the Super Bowl this weekend we'll have all hands on deck," says Cluck.  "Everyone will be working.  No one will be off.  That way we can help with customer service, our number one thing first."

While both businesses are excited for the weekend rush they say they're also ready for the increase in traffic and sales.

Both stores will be open the next two days and both say they expect sales to also increase after the weekend passes.

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