With an estimated 1 million people expected to descend on the Bay Area this week ahead of the Super Bowl, San Francisco restaurants are preparing for what some in the industry have described as a culinary apocalypse.
Product deliveries have been missed or changed due to street closures. The size of staff has doubled at many downtown restaurants and opening hours are extended. Tons of extra food was ordered. And nondisclosure agreements have been signed by truckloads, as celebrities, professional athletes and other big spenders commandeer the city’s hotspots for a slew of private events.