INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A weekend free of snow might seem like a relief, but some businesses out there are saying “bring it on.”
Mainly the people whose job is the get it out of the way and drive through it so we don’t have to. They’ve been waiting for a week like this and Mother Nature didn’t disappoint.
There’s no business like “snow” business (pun intended). But it’s true for the workers at Circle City Outdoors.
“Snow is our number one task here,” said site manager Daniel Barry. “It’s something that’s a main priority here.”
Cleaning up Old Man Winter’s mess is exactly what they’ve needed. So far this season, Indianapolis has gotten about five inches of snow. At this point last year, the city already was hit with 27 inches.
“We’ve been working nonstop, round the clock between salting and shoveling sidewalks and plowing. We have so many contracts, so many people to take care of, it’s important to us that we make sure everyone stays happy,” he said.
Speaking of happy, his company isn’t the only getting their piece of the pie.
Delivery drivers at Greek’s Pizzeria in Broad Ripple have been benefiting from the rough weather.
“When we get snowfall and when it’s colder we definitely get more deliveries,” said manager Logan Scott. “But inside it’s a little different.”
There weren’t any dine-in customers when we stopped by Friday at 6:30 p.m., but the phones were ringing off the hook.
When you add up the dinner rush and a cold, snowy night, it equals extra dough for the drivers.
“We have free delivery so, that means people usually tip more on our deliveries and they order more,” said Scott.
No matter how you slice it, snow is exactly what these businesses ordered.
“I think we’re starting to ease into a pattern, but nowhere near like last year. We had 55 inches last year,” Barry said.
That total is something he wouldn’t mind reaching again.
“I’d say 40-45 inches would be good.”