CRUNCH TIME: Owner Megan Bishop prepares for tomorrow’s rush for State of Origin.
CRUNCH TIME: Owner Megan Bishop prepares for tomorrow’s rush for State of Origin. Sarah Dionysius

Roma Eagle Boys prepare for huge State of Origin night

A SMALL child’s weight in cheese is consumed by Roma footy fans during one of Eagle Boys’ busiest nights of the year.

Roma Eagle Boys store owner Megan Bishop estimates around 28-30kg of cheese is used to make their pizzas on State of Origin nights.

“The biggest order we had for the first game was worth around $170,” she said.

“Usually the second one (game) is busier than the first.”

Ms Bishop, a proud Queensland supporter herself, encouraged her staff to dress accordingly – no Blues allowed.

“I put a note on the roster that said ‘you are allowed to wear your Queensland jersey’ but I didn’t put that you are allowed to wear your New South Wales one,” Ms Bishop said.

“I had a girl come in and say that she doesn’t go for Queensland though and I said well that’s too bad,” she joked.

Eagle Boys CEO Nick Vincent is anticipating a huge night for the second game.

“It’s not just the football players who will be feeling the heat this year. The amount of pizzas made, prep work and kilometres covered by Eagle Boys delivery drivers will be enormous,” Mr Vincent said.


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