El Paso, TX (KDBC) — The Borderland may not have a professional sports team, but we are definitely seeing the impact of NFL Sunday in El Paso's sports bars. Fans were rooting for the San Francisco 49ers, the Dallas Cowboys, and the Philadelphia Eagles. Despite differing views, football fans visited Wing Daddy's in West El Paso for similar reasons.
"Because the food's really good here," Evan Hettenhouser, a young Eagles fan told us.
"I don't make food as good as they do here... I'm a young bachelor, I don't that good of food," Kyle Reinholt, a Santa Teresa, NM resident quipped.
It may the be food, the atmosphere or the drinks, all these reasons means more money that gets funneled into the local economy. "Come Sunday, I mean football Sunday, we're steady from open to close we're steady busy so it definitely helps us out," Kenny Durling, the Assistant General Manager of Wing Daddy's said. Employees said they've seen business slow down in the beginning of the school year, but their profit margins have spiked recently. "We probably much got double sales than on an average Sunday so it's really great for us."
They also said, they've seen more customers when the games hit a little closer to home. "Obviously the more local, regional games bring out more of the local fans," Durling explained.
Football season is here and it has only just begun.