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Weekday A-State game benefits Jonesboro businesses

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

A weekday game made for an unusually busy night at Arkansas State University on Tuesday.

Hours before the game started, cars started to line Red Wolf Boulevard and Johnson Avenue in preparation of the football game against the Rajun Cajuns of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

That increase in traffic resulted in a busier than normal Tuesday for some area restaurants too.

General Manager and Executive Chef of JTown's Grill Lisa Godsey said while it's not like a normal home game, it still gave them a boost in sales.

"It's a different kind of mood," Godsey said. "Saturday games are always so hectic because everybody's off and we just usually stay packed all day long. So this one was kind of different, we weren't sure what was going to happen."
Godsey said bringing in additional wait staff and making sure they had enough food was worth it though.

Even their normal "dead times" were busy Tuesday afternoon.

A-State beat the Rajun Cajuns 37 to 27.

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