Restaurants seeing boost as WIAA State Track and Field Championships return to La Crosse

Business is up about 20% at Rudy's Drive-In

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) – Thousand of athletes and fans are in La Crosse for the state track and field meet.

It is the biggest local event in more than a year.

This year’s event is different than past years to reduce crowd sizes the meet is split up over three days instead of two.

But Rudy’s managers says the meet still feels like a normal championship, boosting business by about 20 percent.

“Lot of traffic in town. Lot of people walking up and down La Crosse Street, around. So I haven’t noticed much difference,” said Rudy’s Drive-In La Crosse manager.

The pandemic has put a squeeze on restaurant supplies.

If you’re worried having ketchup for your fries, don’t worry.

Rudy’s says they are doing just fine.

But supplies of corndog are still running a little tight.