By Hadas Kuznits
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Another cold weekend approaches and the frigid temperatures may have a significant impact on local businesses.
“Above 30?? it’s not too bad, but when it’s very cold as it is now we notice a difference,” says Crystal Murphy, the owner of 4 Fathers Colonial Gastro restaurant.
“The weather seems to impact our business significantly.”
Over at Cappofito, owner Stephanie Reitano says it’s not just a matter of less walk-ins on cold days.
“People don’t want to go out, so they make reservations and don’t show up; and I don’t blame them, but I just wish they’d call.”
Those in the restaurant industry say they rely on nice days to help balance the books throughout the year, but two weekend cold snaps in a row certainly don’t help.