Local Businesses See Increase During Super Bowl Sunday

By: Carly Stephenson Email
By: Carly Stephenson Email

HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) -- Local businesses in the Valley stayed busy for Super Bowl Sunday, with plenty of fans rooting on their teams.

Some local businesses say a lot of their profits come from take-out orders.

Fans watched and waited for a new champion as the Broncos and Seahawks faced off.

There was a crowd at O'Neill's Grill in Harrisonburg, but managers say takeout is the big money maker.

"Primarily when the game started is when the to go orders started rolling in a little more. So it's kind of like last minute to go, wings," said Katelyn Feldman, a manager at O'Neill's Grill.

Over at Billy Jack's, owner Aaron Ludwig says during the big game, it can be slow.

This year, they rented out the restaurant to a private party.

"Relatively slow night, you know people want to watch the whole game so they'll eat once and then you know sit around and watch the rest of the game. So we feel this way if we don't have a lot more people in the restaurant, we hope to have better sales out of it," said Ludwig.

Whether fans watched at home or at a restaurant, fans pulling for the Broncos are disappointed.

"It'll be a shame for Peyton Manning, he's a great quarterback and they got to pick somebody," said Stephen Pugh.

"They've you know broken all these records, just shown so much heart for the team, you know, you want to kind of top it off," said Chris Zeigler, a Broncos fan.

However, they say showing support for their teams publicly is still worth it.

"Since we are fans this is our chance, you know we have the custom Zeigler jersey, stuff like that, my wife and I so, this is kind of the chance to go out in public, support your team," said Zeigler.

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