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Super Bowl great for business

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By Dana Griffin

PROVIDENCE, RI- Although the Patriots aren't in tonight's Super Bowl match–up, many people are eager to watch; evident by the amount of food, drinks, and desserts purchased today.

Super Bowl Sunday is not limited to just Seahawk and Bronco fans.

"It's like a big tradition. At school we all hang out, watch the game together, get wings, pizza. Its fun," said Greg Swarthout.

Swartout is a New York Jets fan. His fiends are all New England Patriots fans.

Although the Patriots didn't make it this year, local businesses are still benefiting from a game that's rarely watched with out refreshments.

At Wings Over Providence, it's the biggest day for the wing and sandwich shop. Today's demand for party food has forced them to create a limited menu.

General manager, Mario Yskollari said "It's a little hard for us in the kitchen you know to make every flavor so we're just having a limited menu; pretty much serving wings."

At La Salle Bakery in Providence, where you can get football shaped cupcakes and sandwiches, increase in today's business has this place running out of goods.

Alex Lorenzo said, "Like our jersey cookies; I've probably sold a hundred already this morning.  That alone, our bread has already run out."

Sunday has been busy but compared to 2012, when the Patriots went to the Super Bowl…

"Lines out the door. All day, til like 6 o'clock, til like game time, let's put it that way. Until everything was sold out, people kept coming.  And they still came after that," said La Salle's Daniel Parrillo.

"They Patriots you know, they bring us a lot more business, about 35%  increase, but you know, Super Bowl is still a big event," said Yskollari.

It's an event that allows for a good time no matter which teams are playing.

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