BATAVIA – The restaurant and dining scene in Batavia has become renowned in the Chicago area in recent years for its continued expansion both downtown and along the Randall Road corridor.
With a diversity of offerings, including ethnic cuisines and dining atmospheres ranging from gracious to casual, Batavia restauranteurs have been enticing residents to eat out in their own hometown.
To encourage Batavians to another helping of local fare, the seventh annual Restaurant Madness promotion is providing diners with a steep discount on their next meal.
Running from March 17 to 21, Restaurant Madness offers a 20 percent discount for meals at participating Batavia establishments.
Every Batavia household and business address recently received a glossy postcard, redeemable for the 20 percent reduction on the food bill.
Or, for those who many not have received the postcard, a coupon may be printed by visiting the websites for the city of Batavia, the Batavia Chamber of Commerce or Batavia Main Street, all of which have collaborated to produce the promotion.
There are 34 Batavia establishments participating in Restaurant Madness. They include coffee shops, diners, quick-serve eateries and full-service restaurants.
“It’s a great event to entice our residents and business community to break cabin fever and to get out and take in our local fare,” said Chris Aiston, the city of Batavia’s economic development consultant.
A listing of all the participating establishments may be found by visiting www.cityofbatavia.net/restaurantweek.