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Food delivery ramps up during storm

Posted at 8:49 PM, Feb 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-12 23:50:49-05

GREEN BAY, WI — Many school districts across northeast Wisconsin canceled classes today, as those county highway crews took care of the mess out there. But the luxury of taking the day off, It rarely applies to some jobs.

When the roads get so bad that schools close for the day and businesses follow suit, food delivery sales go through the roof.

At Gallagher's Pizza in Green Bay management says when the snow piles up, and it gets difficult to drive out there, they sell about 30 to 40 percent more pizzas. The last few weeks management at Gallagher's says they have been watching the forecast and scheduling delivery drivers according to estimated snow totals. And while some nights it might take them a bit longer for them to deliver pies in this weather, they ask that you consider what the person behind the wheel is dealing with.

"We want to get the food there in a timely manner but when we're getting stuck or they can't get up a bigger hill or driveway, it can be kinda stressful for them," says Chad Miller the General Manager at Gallagher's Pizza says.

Drivers at Gallagher's Pizza average about 70 to 100 miles a night delivering pizzas. If you're one of the folks waiting for them when the weather is what it has been the last several weeks, management asks that you have some patience.