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March Madness in Amarillo

Chris Knavel, Manager of Ruby Tequila's on Soncy Chris Knavel, Manager of Ruby Tequila's on Soncy
Jeff Sherrill, General Manager of Buffalo Wild Wings Jeff Sherrill, General Manager of Buffalo Wild Wings

With one consulting firm predicting March Madness will cause one point seven billion dollars in lost productivity this year, restaurants look to capitalize off of customers looking for a good place to watch the games.

Several restaurants around town had many workers who were taking long lunches to cheer on their favorite team or to make sure their bracket doesn't get busted.

Many establishments have gone the extra step to get satellite packages so they can air every second of every game.

"Business is better than usual. We've had a great turnout so far. It'll get even busier as the games start... We're ready," said Chris Knavel, Manager of Ruby Tequila's on Soncy.

Restaurants expect a 20 to 45 percent increase in sales. And because of that they've brought in extra staff to handle the crowds.

"It's just bracketology you know. Everyone's up here to see how their bracket's doing," said Jeff Sherrill, General Manager of Buffalo Wild Wings.

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