Sup Dogs, home of the “My Mama Don’t Like Dook and She Likes Everyone” sign, continues its meme legacy with a fresh sign reading “Cash Me outside How Bow Dah” featuring Roy Williams and Mike Krzyzewski.
Sup Dogs manager Lindsey Ewing said they are expecting the restaurant to be at full capacity inside and out on the patio.
“It’s a lot of back work making sure we have enough food and alcohol, and also coordinating the staff around their school and work schedules so they can get there early,” Ewing said.
Ewing said a lot of people get to Sup Dogs hours ahead of the game to make sure they can claim their seat.
“We will have $4 Sup Crushes in either orange or grapefruit for the game; we are very excited,” Ewing said.
Top of the Hill Restaurant and Brewery is also a popular spot to watch the game. Myra Snyder, a TOPO host, said the restaurant gets pretty crazy during the game.
“Sometimes customers get pretty rowdy, but generally our staff is really prepared for it,” said Snyder.
Snyder said TOPO will have all of their event spaces open for people to watch the game, along with a dinner special.
“Servers love working the Duke game, things go well because the customers are in a good mood so it puts the staff in a good mood,” Snyder said.
Capt. Joshua Mecimore, spokesperson for the Chapel Hill Police Department, said the police department is prepared in case students rush Franklin Street.
“We plan for things like that, we have extra officers available outside of our normal patrol because we still have a responsibility for running calls for the rest of the town,” Mecimore said.
Although the police department is prepared for students rushing Franklin Street, Mecimore said they don’t encourage people to rush because it closes off the main route through town.
“We don’t want people to climb poles, set fires or damage property. We end up with people in the hospital with burns every single time bonfires happen,” Mecimore said.
Carissa Cueva, a first-year at UNC, is excited for her first UNC-Duke rivalry showdown.
“I am very, very excited for the game. Sadly, I have EMT class during the game so I’ll be trying to secretly watch it on my computer, hoping the game doesn’t end until after class, so I can rush Franklin Street,” Cueva said.
UNC sophomore Trish Drees is planning on watching the game in her apartment.
“I’m really excited, but I am also nervous. I really hope we win,” Drees said.