LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Scorching heat is nothing new to Arkansans.
"It's been, you know, hot." Hanes Oliver said, but this summer has been a season slightly below normal. "It hasn't been anything like last year."
Whether it is the River Market, a coffee shop, or a restaurant, people are really enjoying these pleasant conditions. With one third of the restaurant being the patio, Cheers in the Heights is one restaurant that relies heavily on patrons choosing to sit outdoors.
"They love being outside. That's the first place they want to sit, for sure," Chris Tanner explained. Tanner is the owner of Cheers and said business has been great. The summer is not over, and Tanner said sales have already increased. "Probably a good 10 percent."
While the majority of the country is battling heat waves and the dog days of summer, Arkansans are enjoying the heat, especially when they remember what it was like 365 days ago.
"It's a whole lot better," said Oliver.