ASU football boosting local business

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT)- When it comes to sales, some local businesses said they look forward to football season. On game day sales tend to increase dramatically.

"It definitely picks up a lot on game day, as you can tell behind me and everywhere around me," said Hoppy Hoffman, owner of Design Shoppe. Hoffman said during football season he sees a lot more customers.

"People are really in the mood to support the Wolves," he said. "Football season it really picks up because that is when the majority of your crowd comes through."

And for Design Shoppe, certain items sell quicker than others.

"Our tailgating accessories like our car assessories, flags , magnets always our game day shirt that we do," he said

Over at Hay's grocery store assistant manager, Matt Hill, said they see their rush before the game even starts.

"We see an increase in items like hot dog buns , hamburger buns, we see an increase in hot deli sells like chicken baskets and stuff like that," Hill said.

And it doesn't stop there, local restaurants are also noticing a difference.

"We get a really good crowd after the game we have a lot of TV's here so we got a lot of people come in and watch a lot of games you don't normally get," said manager of Vino's Pizzeria.

And the customers are not just Red Wolf fans.

"We get a lot of out of towners that come in with the out of town team too so it's a really good time," he said.

Those businesses said they are hoping this spike will continue throughout the football season.

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