While some businesses were closed due to the cold temperatures, business was hot for other companies.
“A lot of people just don’t want to come out,” Bite Squad Lead Driver Aaron Beckstrand said.
Bite Squad, a restaurant delivery service, is seeing a 12 percent increase in customers.
“Anything with the word ‘hot’ in it they’re ordering, like hot and sour soup. Soups are going really well, along with hot sandwiches. Cold cuts are not selling too well,” Beckstrand said.
While many people are ordering in food, some businesses that decided to stay open are also seeing plenty of customers.
“People are coming in and picking up all the necessities, the milk, the beverages, the breads, and hand warmers,” Lewis Drug Store Manager Randy Seney said.
While the bread aisle was starting to look a little bare, Mike McMunigal was on a mission at Lewis Drug for a different product–jumper cables.
“I had phone calls from two of my kids that their cars didn’t start. Neither one of them had jumper cables, so I thought this is a good time to get them some jumper cables,” McMunigal said.
Even Bite Squad Lead Driver Aaron Beckstrand admits he’s been having car troubles, but he’s borrowing a vehicle and is glad to be a bright face on this bitterly cold day.
“A lot of people are really appreciative of us being out there and getting them their food,” Beckstrand said.
If you’re curious if a place is closed because of the cold, you can always head over to the KELOLAND News Closeline page.