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Local Businesses Cash In on Super Bowl

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New Orleans, LA -- When the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers kicked off in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, the teams weren't the only ones ready for the big game, local business scored big tonight.

Super Bowl Sunday looks like a big winner for local business across the New Orleans metro area.

As the game heated up fans packed Tracey's Irish Pub on Magazine.

There's extra staff, extra beer for delivery driver John Willis.

"It's been crazy, it's been crazy, this is my first Super Bowl with the company, all the volume has gone up running from Uptown to Downtown, it's been awesome," says Willis.

With a Super Bowl, you've got to order extra food.

"We have a Maryland crab cake po-boy and we have sourdough turkey and cranberry for the Frisco side," says Tracey's Owner, Jeffery Carreras.

Now that Carnival Season in full swing, Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers fans are discovering something that's uniquely New Orleans, the King Cake.

Phones at Sucre started ringing off the hook the moment the bakery appeared on national television.

This carnival season Sucre plans to sell and ship more than 20,000 King Cakes.

"And on Monday we'll probably be shipping out close to a thousand King Cakes. And of course the biggest spike has come from the Super Bowl. I wish everybody from the Super Bowl could stick around and see how we really do, what we do best," says Tariq Hanna of Sucre.

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