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Bon Appétit Bourbonnais grand prize winners announced

Bourbonnais, IL – February 12th through April 4th, the Village of Bourbonnais invited all to dine local during Bon Appétit Bourbonnais. 323 participants found the new restaurant support and rebate event appetizing. A total of $37,566.91 was spent at 42 Village of Bourbonnais food-based establishments. Each qualifying rebate application was eligible to receive a personalized $10 Visa® Reward Card along with one entry into the grand prize drawing. Winners were announced via Facebook Live on Friday, April 30th with the help of John Keigher and Lisa Ravesloot from the Kankakee County Chamber of Commerce. Congratulations to the following grand prize winners:

  • Sandra Gruber – 1st Place/$500 Visa Reward Card
  • Natalie Quinlan – 2nd Place/$250 Visa Reward Card
  • Brandon Hanson – 3rd Place/$100 Visa Reward Card

“This was a fun way to safely get the community involved and help support our local restaurants,” stated Mayor Paul Schore. “Bon Appétit Bourbonnais was our first attempt at a dedicated support local program, and based upon its success, we will be happy to consider more opportunities in the future.”

To qualify for the incentive program, residents and non-residents were required to spend a collective minimum of $100 (including sales tax but excluding any tip amounts) and submit receipts from participating locations along with an official rebate application. Dine-in, carry-out, drive-thru and delivery were all permissible purchase methods. Rebate gift cards were processed in the order forms were received and are currently being mailed direct to each applicant.

“We (the village) tried to make the event as seamless as possible for participation by businesses and customers,” explained Lindy Casey, Village of Bourbonnais Marketing & Public Engagement Manager.

“No one wants to see our local businesses continue to struggle. Every little bit helps, and hopefully Bon Appétit Bourbonnais brought in some revenue restaurants wouldn’t have otherwise received. It’s a win-win for everyone.”

Casey added the demographic locations for participants were largely from the Kankakee County area but spanned as far north as Will and Cook Counties.

To view upcoming village events, click here.