Busy working on Super Bowl SundayFor most of you, Super Bowl Sunday was about relaxing, eating and watching football.
By: Michael Yoshida, WDAZ
For most of you, Super Bowl Sunday was about relaxing, eating and watching football.
But for some, this un-official national holiday, is one of the busiest work days of the year.
For Deek's Pizza delivery driver Dana Keller, Super Bowl Sunday couldn't come soon enough.
“Actually looking forward to this day. I was excited.”
A day that started early. Preparing dough, sauce and everything else needed to make this Sunday a success. Double the staff working, with up to 7 cooks and 8 drivers.
“The busier it is. The better it is for us. Time flies by any time you're busy. It just means you're making money.”
Super Bowl Sunday does get hectic. But workers say it's all about preparation.
“Deek's pizza seems to be crazy a lot of the nights I've noticed. I think that prepares people.”
In the hour before the Super Bowl, 4:30 to 5:30pm, Deek's had nearly 90 delivery orders which included over 160 large pizzas.
“Get them out as soon as we can in a timely fashion. Like I said. Keep them hot. Keep them happy.”
Of the orders they received today, Deek's pizza says pepperoni was the most popular.
Nationally, it's estimated that people consumed over 1,200 calories during the game.