TOPEKA (KSNT) – For the fifth year in a row, the Chiefs are playing in the AFC Championship game at Arrowhead Stadium. With that comes excited fans and more business for local bars.
NFL Sunday has always been good for business at the Jerimiah Bullfrogs in Topeka. But this Sunday, just like the last four years, workers are expecting more than just a Chiefs win.
“When the bosses do well, it’s great for bar and pub sales,” said Bullfrogs employee Lloyd Bias. “And it also brings in so much revenue not only for us, but for other bars around Topeka.”
With big games comes preparation. The staff at Bullfrogs plans ahead to make sure they don’t run out of what they need to give customers the best game day experience they can.
“We tend to stock up on supplies and staff just to make sure the customer gets a good experience that they want,” Bias said. “Like being in the game.”
Chiefs fans Bernie Lusk is just as excited for the game even though he won’t be at Arrowhead.
“Oh, I’m really excited,” Lusk said. “I almost bought tickets. I’m not nervous at all. I think the bosses have more for them now because they won’t let them [Bengals] do it again with them. They’ll win it, I’m sure at least one shot. I think they’re going to come out strong early, and then at the end, like they usually do, they’re going to come back and make it even harder for the Bengals to win anything.”
Kickoff for the Chiefs-Bengals game will be at 5:30pm on Sunday. And like most bars, you can expect a red wave at Bullfrogs.