Restaurants May Be Mallards Biggest Fans - News and Weather For The Quad Cities -

Restaurants May Be Mallards Biggest Fans

Updated:
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • UPDATE: Suspect Identified In Rock Island Shooting

    UPDATE: Suspect Identified In Rock Island Shooting

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 5:34 PM EDT2014-04-22 21:34:39 GMT
    The Rock Island Police Department has issued an arrest warrant for Brandon Montrece Brooks of Rock Island for Aggravated Battery and Aggravated Discharge of a firearm.More >>
    The Rock Island Police Department has issued an arrest warrant for Brandon Montrece Brooks of Rock Island for Aggravated Battery and Aggravated Discharge of a firearm.More >>
  • Woman Drives Car Up Pole In Davenport

    Woman Drives Car Up Pole In Davenport

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 9:10 AM EDT2014-04-22 13:10:49 GMT
    UPDATE: Police say 47-year-old Lisa L. McCormick of Walcott, Iowa was arrested at the scene. She was charged with OWI 3rd offense and control of vehicle.More >>
    UPDATE: Police say 47-year-old Lisa L. McCormick of Walcott, Iowa was arrested at the scene. She was charged with OWI 3rd offense and control of vehicle.More >>
  • Gas Line Struck Near Walmart In Moline

    Gas Line Struck Near Walmart In Moline

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 5:52 PM EDT2014-04-22 21:52:26 GMT
    Moline police confirm that a gas line has been struck at 41st St. and 38th Ave. near the Walmart store. The Moline Fire Department is on the scene and some lanes of traffic are being shut down.More >>
    Moline police confirm that a gas line has been struck at 41st St. and 38th Ave. near the Walmart store. The Moline Fire Department is on the scene and some lanes of traffic are being shut down.More >>

The Quad City Mallards have come home. 

Down 2-0 in their playoff series - Many are hoping for a quick turn around for the men in green.

But none more - than the people behind the bar. 

And game night at TGI Friday's near the area - means big business.

"I would say it brings in an extra $2000-$3000 in sales for us every time they have a home game."

Manager Justin Hoffman has been managing for two years now. 

He says when the Mallards are good - it's hard not to notice.

"We have our regulars that go to every single game. They come in wearing their Mallards jerseys and it's a big thing for us."

With more games to Moline - Hoffman hopes for an even bigger crowd.

"I'd imagine with playoffs we'd get an extra $3000 in sales. That might be another $10,000 for us of the course of the three games."

Just a little ways away - the story is the same at Bent River Brewery.

With the team down the last couple years - management says sales have been lower in the Winter.

But with the recent success of the team - employees are just fine being a little busier.

"We will hopefully put a few extra people in the seats tonight," says GM Steve Cogdill.

Game nights bring in an extra few hundred dollars for Bent River. 

But - Cogdill says - more people in the Moline downtown - even if they aren't through his doors, is okay by him.

"WE like to do well obviously but the more business that comes down to the area - the better for everybody."