Hudson Valley businesses boom on Super Bowl Sunday

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As Super Bowl LIV captured the attention of sports fans on Sunday, the kitchen at Beechmont Tavern in New Rochelle was extra busy.

The restaurant cooked up to 15,000 wings for game day.

"It's amazing! You know, what we do in one day is usually what I do in a week. So we're frying the whole day, cranking out those wings," said Beechmont Tavern owner Robert Hayes.

The New Rochelle faithful were at the eatery for more than just the food. They were there to watch former New Rochelle football star Jordan Lucas, who is a safety for Kansas City.

"It's great to see a local football program around the New Rochelle area to send some guys to a pretty big game, so it's pretty awesome," said local resident Andrew Purcell.

Lucas he's not the only Hudson Valley resident who played in the big game.

The Chiefs assistant coach Dave Toub was a Mahopac football standout in the late 1970s.

Over at Ron Blacks in White Plains, Phil Tortoriello wished his Giants had played, but he made the best of it.

"Good wings, good football, the commercials, good company," Tortoriello said.

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