Ramping — And Grilling — Up For Memorial Day

Ramping — And Grilling — Up For Memorial Day


HOUR FOR A HOLIDAY WEEKEND ON FRIDAY. 44 MINUTES AND 42 BACK ON OUT FROM LAKE SHORE TO THE TRI- STATE. VINCE GERASOLE IS OUT AT THE LAKE FRONT WHERE USUALLY BEACHES WOULD BE PACKED. NOT WITH THIS CHILLY WEATHER, VINCE. Reporter: CERTAINLY NOT, ROB. WE ARE AT THE UNOFFICIAL START OF THE MEMORIAL DAY HOLIDAY SEASON. IT IS KIND OF HARD WITH ALL OF THIS WEATHER AND ALL OF THE TEMPERATURES THAT ARE SO COLD AND THE RAIN ALL OVER THE PLACE, I GUESS A REPORTER CAN’T EVEN TAKE SHELTER UNDER THE SHELTER. IT IS DIFFICULT. THE ONLY PERSON YOU WILL FIND ON THE BEACH IS ONE LIFEGUARD DOING HIS JOB AT THE MOMENT. BUT FOLKS ARE HOPEFUL FOR THE DAYS AHEAD. IF YOU THINK IT IS SIZZLING HERE, CHECK THIS OUT. IN THE WAREHOUSE OF APP ELECTRONICS, THE TEAM OF THREE WORKS UP QUITE A SWEAT MAKING GRILL AFTER GRILL AFTER GRILL. IT IS THE SUMMERTIME. Reporter: YOU MIGHT CALL JOSE THE GRILL MASTER. JOSE, HOW MANY GRILLS DO YOU MAKE IN ONE DAY. ONE DAY, LIKE 40, 45. YOU HAVE THE STAINLESS STEEL. Reporter: THREE OUT OF FOUR U.S. HOUSEHOLDS OWN SOME FORM OF OUTDOOR GRILL. AND 43% WILL BE BUYING A NEW ONE. AROUND MEMORIAL DAY IT IS NOT UNCOMMON FOR SALESMEN TO SELL HUNDRED UNITS A DAY. SOME OF THE VACUUM FOLKS COME OVER. EVERYBODY COMES AND GETS A PIECE OF THE GRILL ACTION. WE LIKE GRILLED VEGETABLES. WE LIKE STEAKS. Reporter: SUPERMARKETS LIKE SUNSET FOODS IS STOCKING UP TO FEED THE HABIT. ANY MAJOR HOLIDAY LIKE THIS, YOU’RE LOOKING AT 20%, 25% MORE BUSINESS. Reporter: MEAT PRICES ARE LOWER THIS SEASON. ONE OF THE BIG DRAWS IS THERE IS NO CLEAN-UP. Reporter: WHICH MAKES GRILLING THRILLING. ABOUT A THOUSAND CHICAGO LIFEGUARDS STARTED DUTIES TODAY. FOR THEM IT IS JUST A DAY AT THE BEACH. TODAY, THEY CAN HAVE IT. REPORTING LIVE FROM NORTH AVENUE BEACH, I’M VINCE

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