Milwaukee restaurants have been hit hard by the cold, flu and pandemic

Milwaukee, Wisconsin – Milwaukee restaurants have seen their business fall dramatically during the cold weather in recent weeks, and many are struggling to keep up.

The Milwaukee Brewers announced Wednesday that they are slashing the hours at their downtown Milwaukee restaurant, Cafe Racer, and are also eliminating its “mid-week lunch” menu.

The Brewers said Cafe Racer’s mid-week meal is scheduled to be removed from its menu on Wednesday.

Cafe Racer in downtown Milwaukee, where temperatures dipped to below -25 degrees on Tuesday night, said it has seen an 80 percent drop in sales.

It’s also facing a possible shutdown.

Cafeparaderie Milwaukee said its online menu is unavailable due to the pandemic.

Milwaukee Public Schools also announced Wednesday it will stop accepting food donations from families, including the ones at home.

In other business:A man is dead after being struck by a car on Interstate 94 in Madison, Wisconsin, the third person to be killed on the highway in the state this week.

The man was driving westbound when he was hit by a tractor-trailer.

His name and age were not immediately released.

The crash happened about 11:30 p.m.

Tuesday near the intersection of Interstate 94 and W. State Road 41.

Madison Police Chief John Wurfel said there is no indication the crash was related to the cold.

No one has been arrested.