Diner Benefits From Festival
"The weekend at the Broadway Diner could be described as fantastic," Johnson said. "We had more than quadrupled our weekly sales."
Johnson's diner was right across the street from one of the music stages of the Roots 'N Blues Barbecue Festival.
Boone County National Bank, the organizer of the event, said 25,000 attended the festival Friday, and almost double that many on Saturday.
"We sold an awful lot of barbecue, which was well in excess of what we would sell of those particular items in a week's period of time," said Jim Koetting of Hoss' Market.
"This is the greatest thing that has ever happened in Columbia," Johnson said.
Boone County National Bank put on the festival as a celebration of its 150th birthday.