John Coscarelli always knew he wanted to go into the restaurant business. His parents, Norma and Mike, both moved to the U.S. in search for a better life. With them they brought recipes of pasta, pizza and other Italian specials, to bring a little bit of home with them. John believed the recipes were to good not to share with the community. So they decided to open a restaurant.
ESPN recorded that the NFL’s viewership has declined by 8 percent. However, sports bars in Meridian Township were still packed Super Bowl Sunday. According to Statista, an average of 111.3 million people tuned in to watch the Patriots defeat the Falcons in a stunning overtime victory on Super Bowl Sunday. Even though the NFL’s viewership has been on the decline, sports bars were still packed on Super Bowl Sunday. Most sports bars like to use promotions to draw a crowd for Super Bowl Sunday.
By Christine LaRouere
Old Town Lansing Times staff writer
OLD TOWN LANSING — With Super Bowl XLVIII over, food and liquor businesses are looking back on how the game impacted their sales from the week before. Tate Skiba, front house manager for Meat Southern BBQ and Carnivore Cuisine, said the restaurant benefited from the Super Bowl because Sundays are usually slower days. “It was definitely a lot more apparent than a normal Sunday,” Skiba said. He said the biggest increase in sales came from alcohol, the finger foods and side dishes, such as Mac and Cheese, potato salad and chicken wings. “For sit down service, it wasn’t anything more extreme,” Skiba said.