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Businesses feeling effects of the Packers bye week


Sunday means football and with a loss last week against the Bengals, fans had to find something else to do during the bye week.

"We're out here to eat, watch some of the other NFL games," said Andy Rice of Milwaukee.

Some people chose to enjoy the nice weather.

"I'm sure we'll take advantage of the beautiful weather and we'll probably go to Rib Mountain today," said Colleen Rueger of Wausau.

Her Sunday was not only affected from the bye week, but her job at Quality Foods was as well.

"I decorate cakes so we sell lots of Packers stuff," she said.

No game means no parties for people to buy cakes or Packers gear.

Packerland Plus in Wausau felt the impact of the bye week. They didn't have many customers either.

"A lot of them talk to me about the Packer game, wondering how their going to do next week," said Ken Boho, an employee of Pakerland Plus.

Buffalo Wild Wings noticed not having as many customers as it does when the Green and Gold take the field.

"Usually business is a little bit slower,” said Chris Bandura, a waiter at Buffalo Wild Wings. “Obviously when we have Packer games the place is packed."

They don't have as many people working either, but they still see people coming in to watch other games.

"We have the Bears game, the Vikings game, the Lions game,” he said. “So a lot of other teams come down."

Business may be lower during the bye week, but they're ready for their Packers to come back next week.

"Oh my gosh we're hoping for a big win," said Rueger.

The Packers are back on schedule next Sunday. They face off against the Detroit Lions at Lambeau Field.

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