OMAHA, Neb., Jan. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Omaha Steaks announced today that in a recent nationwide bowl game survey, more than 50 percent of those responding plan to watch the football championship bowl game at home with family and friends – and they plan to make food a centerpiece of their entertaining efforts.
The Omaha Steaks survey revealed exactly what will be on party-goers' plates, with pizza (36.38%), burgers (23.67%) and sandwiches/cold cuts (22.76%) coming in as the top three main dishes served at bowl game gatherings. The survey results also showed the top meat appetizers as:
1) Wings (47.25%)
2) Hot Dips (33.27%)
3) Meatballs (33%)
4) Franks in a Blanket/Little Smokies (29.34%)
5) Shrimp (22.94%)
The results line right up with the National Retail Federation (NRF) Super Bowl Spending Survey, which indicates that 43 million people plan to host a bowl game party.
According to the Omaha Steaks survey results, drinks (79.71%) and appetizers (74.41%) are key to a winning bowl game menu. "Our recent survey proves what we anticipated were the top dishes served at Bowl Game gatherings and confirms Americans' love for football is perfectly paired with great food that brings people together," said Todd Simon, Senior Vice President and family owner of Omaha Steaks. "Omaha Steaks makes it easy to prepare a crowd-pleasing menu offering a wide variety of gourmet main dishes and appetizers available by phone, online or in our more than 70 retail stores nationwide."
In response to the survey results Omaha Steaks recently released the following Bowl Game recipes sure to please any crowd:
BBQ Meatballs and Garlic Mashed Potato Sliders
Omaha Steaks Bison Sliders with Chipotle Aioli
Omaha Steaks Buffalo Wings and Healthy Broccoli Crunch Slaw
A Soup Bar for the Big Game
For these, and other great recipes visit www.SteakBytes.com.
About Omaha Steaks
Founded in 1917, Omaha Steaks is a fifth-generation, family-owned company known nationwide for the finest in USDA-approved, grain fed beef and gourmet foods. Today, Omaha Steaks is recognized as the nation's largest direct response marketer of beef and gourmet foods available through multiple marketing channels including by phone at 1-800-228-9055, online at www.OmahaSteaks.com or at retail stores nationwide.
SOURCE Omaha Steaks