Businesses prep for uncertain weather and the Super Bowl
Mios Pizzeria owner Sean Spurlock says they could see double the amount of business on Sunday between a mix of iffy weather and the Super Bowl (Photo: FOX19 NOW/Brett Hoffland)
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -
The uncertainty of what the weather holds for Sunday, is causing a bit of a jam at a number of businesses across the Tri-State.
"Our delivery business when it rains or snows goes crazy, it's wild so on Sunday night we're anticipating having a lot of drivers out on the roads so that you don't have to be," said Sean Spurlock, Mio's Pizzeria owner.
Mio's Pizzeria owner Sean Spurlock says they could see double the amount of business on Sunday between a mix of iffy weather and the Super Bowl. That's not surprising because one company estimates Americans will order 12 and a half million pies for the biggest sporting event of the year.
"It's definitely a huge spike in business," said Spurlock.
The weather and the game is also adding urgency for many to get errands done.
"Of course we're going to see an increase because people are having parties and stuff like that," said Remke manager Cari Keene.
And not only are the two teams fine tuning their game plan, but so is Cari Keene and her staff at the Newport Remke.
"We have everybody in the entire store flex-trained to do every department in the store so that if there is a call out or whatever we can handle it," said Keene.
Keene says they see about a third of an increase in business over a busy weekend like this and she says many shoppers aren't waiting around.
"You have the people that want to get ahead of the people who are going to be in tomorrow so we call that the pre pre," said Keene.
And no matter how dicey the roads are on Sunday, Spurlock says that won't slow them down.
"Delivery and carry-out are just hectic and crazy so we have to bring in a lot of drivers. We have a lot of extra people manning the phone," said Spurlock.