Austin Restaurants Unaffected with F1
By: Leon Castles
on Saturday, November 24, 2012
There were many hotels and restaurants that thought that the new Formula One racing happening in Austin will affect their sales positively. There was a lot of hype being generated to ensure that more and more people would come to watch the game and it will be good for the hospitality industry. Unfortunately not all hotels and restaurants enjoyed that because many of them claim that they saw no effects of Formula One racing on their business and sales. The restaurants claim that they did not saw any changes in the sales and customer trends.
The 2012 Formula One US Grand Prix race was meant to improve the economy of Austin but it looks like nothing has changed here in the city. Some of the restaurant owners claim that they did worst than what they normally do. Ben Siegel owner of Banger’s Sausage House and Beer Garden said that he normally saw the worst Friday performance since he had opened the restaurant because most of the people never came to the restaurant. He believed that there was so much hype created for the racing that most locals decided to stay indoors considering that there will be too much crowd and noise. Some other hotel and restaurant owners claimed that locals were not interested in enjoying meals in the restaurants that night which led to lot of business loss.