Friday’s meet brings business
Friday's regional track meet brought coaches, athletes and fans to Tonganoxie to see who qualified for state. It also brought more than 1,000 hungry mouths.
And while many people at the meet flocked to the concession stand for the hamburgers, hot dogs and cold drinks, some stopped by Tonganoxie businesses to eat.
The Sonic Drive-In across the street said it saw a sharp increase in sales that evening.
"We had a bus come in before the meet," assistant manager Jackie Johnston said. "A whole track team came in and ordered."
Gambino's Pizza and Mr. Goodcents Subs and Pastas, less than a mile up the road from the track, said that they were busy too, though not quite as busy as Sonic during the meet.
The two businesses said that because they were along the route to the track, they got most of their business before and after the meet.
"We usually notice increases in sales when people are coming and going from events like that," Mr. Goodcents owner Paul Mayse said.
Other area business, not so close to the track, said they got more business from Saturday's high school graduation than anything else.
The two gasoline stations at the intersection of U.S Highway 24-40 and Fourth Street reported that they were busy, but mostly with people coming into town to attend commencement.