‘Everything is going to be stocked and ready’: Wichita businesses prep for Chiefs day


The excitement is building. You can feel it in the air. Just three days until the Chiefs play for a spot in the Super Bowl.

Fans and businesses are already preparing. They’re treating this Sunday, like the Super Bowl, and have already changed staff schedules and their menus because game day means big business.

This was Pumphouse last weekend when the Chiefs were on. Staff expect this weekend to be bigger, and they and other sports bars are ready for it.

“Fully staffed much more than any January prior,” said Matthew Jones, Pumphouse Assistant General Manager.

“Pumped up ready because we’re expecting to be a little busier,” said Taylor Campbell, Deano’s Grill and Tapworks Front House Manager.

The spots are stocking up on beer and food for the larger crowds, and some are sticking to the Chiefs theme.

“This is our Chiefs Bomb that I was telling you all about earlier,” said Campbell.

The Front House Manager at Deano’s Grill and Tapworks says game days are essential for business.

They also support businesses like R & J Discount Liquor.

“Everything is going to be stocked and ready for everybody to come in and hopefully the Chiefs win,” said Shelly Breault, R & J Discount Liquor Owner.

And customers there are already getting in the spirit.

“I had to get the legit beanie because I just had to,” said a fan.

The owner says they’ve been busy with restaurant orders, and customers can expect specials on Sunday. They also of course hope there will be a special Chiefs win.

“Hopefully, this is just part one of two, the Super Bowl party should be huge,” said Jones.

All the businesses told me however the game ends, they are just happy to see the Chiefs get this far.

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