Fans visiting 'Stranger Things' sets bring boon to business

In this Friday, July 26, 2019 photo, Ethan Curtis, a 10-year-old Stranger Things fan from San Antonio, eyes the Stranger Drinks menu while sipping on a Sheriff Hopper specialty drink at Lucy Lu's Coffee Cafe in Jackson, Ga. Behind him, family members Emilynn Guthrie, 9, and Layla Curtis, 13, are dressed like characters Mike and Elle from Stranger Things. Lucy Lu's employees said the themed menu is popular among locals and fans who visit to see filming locations. (AP Photo/Andrea Smith)
In this Tuesday, July 23, 2019 photo, a sign discourages people from taking photos or video in the wing of Gwinnett Place Mall where Stranger Things was filmed in Duluth, Ga. The success of Netflix’s Stranger Things series has influenced more fans to visit filming locations in Georgia. They dress up, reenact scenes and take photos where their favorite characters once stood. Local businesses are benefiting from the excess visitors and have started selling Stranger Things themed items. (AP Photo/Andrea Smith)
In this Monday, July 22, 2019 photo, a box of Eggo Homestyle Waffles used as a prop in Netflix's Stranger Things sits atop a refrigerator in Piggly Wiggly grocery store in Palmetto, Ga. Stranger Things filmed scenes for seasons one and three at Piggly Wiggly, formerly known as Bradley's Big Buy, including a scene in which a character steals boxes of waffles. (AP Photo/Andrea Smith)
In this Tuesday, July 23, 2019 photo, Brinley Rawson, a 17-year-old Stranger Things fan from Gwinnett County, snaps a photo of Gwinnett Place Mall in Duluth, Ga. Stranger Things filmed much of season three at the mall, which was called Starcourt Mall in the show. (AP Photo/Andrea Smith)

PALMETTO, Ga. — A small-town grocery store in Georgia has grown in popularity and sold more Eggo waffles than ever in recent years, thanks to Netflix's "Stranger Things."

Fans of the '80s sci-fi show have sought out filming locations such as the former Bradley's Big Buy grocery store in Palmetto since the show premiered in 2016. The third season has prompted more fans to visit Georgia, benefiting local businesses.

According to Netflix, "Stranger Things 3" broke records for the streaming service. Within four days of release, 40.7 million accounts had started watching and 18.2 million had already finished it entirely.

Fans are dressing up as characters, reenacting scenes and taking photos at the grocery store, Gwinnett Place Mall and downtown Jackson.

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