Mardi Gras is not just a time to have fun. For local businesses, it's a time to rake in the cash.
At Frosty's Express, customers were lined up since 10 a.m., before the doors opened.
Its manager, Kristy Halsell, said she sold more than 40 gallons. She said their business doubles on mardi gras. She said the only other event that brings in as much traffic is Christmas Eve.