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Many local restaurants are preparing for a busy Valentine’s Day as couples go out for the special occasion, but some businesses actually see a major drop in the number of customers they serve because of the holiday.
General Manager of Pizza X Jesse Bloom says they generally do not have a lot of business on Valentine’s Day because couples are looking for a more sophisticated dinner.
“For a normal Tuesday, let’s say, we probably do about 20 to 25 percent less production than normal,” he says.
General manager of Yogi’s Grill and Bar Joana Galsscott says her restaurant usually does not see many people come out for Valentine’s day, but Yogi’s is trying to cater more to the single crowd that tends to get left out. Tonight, for example, they are releasing a new beer called Tap Take Over.
“People don’t usually think of them as a destination place for Valentine’s Day, so that’s why we focus on the beer,” Galsscott says.
So while Valentine’s Day may be the day for some businesses to boost their revenue, others have to sit tight and wait it out.