Pitt Co. graduations mean big business for some restaurants

Winslow's in Greenville during high school graduation week in June 2015.

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — With almost 1,500 Pitt County high school seniors graduating this week, some restaurants expect an influx of customers.

Winslow’s in Uptown Greenville had several large reservations due to Wednesday graduation ceremonies.

“You have a lot of parents who are very excited for their kids,” Rhett Detweiler of Winslow’s said. “A lot of people out and about.”

One of those parties is for step-siblings Jacob Wright and Casey Wilcox who graduated from Ayden-Grifton High School.

They have 24 people in their party.

“No it’s not very often [all of us get together],” Wright said. “Having to pay eight different bills and stuff like that. It gets pretty crazy.”

9 On Your Side spoke to employees at multiple restaurants including Mellow Mushroom, Outback and Kickback Jack’s.

All of them said they were busy though only Mellow Mushroom could say for sure it was due to graduation.

For those who do go out to spend money, each customer will have to pay sales taxes which will go back to Greenville’s government to pay for services like police, fire-rescue and road maintenance.

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