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Local eateries offer deals for Rexburg Restaurant Rush week

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REXBURG — For anyone needing an excuse to eat out and try some new restaurants, the Rexburg Chamber of Commerce has you covered.

Rexburg Restaurant Rush is happening March 4 to 9, with local restaurants offering deals all week long. It’s all part of an effort from the Chamber to get people out on the town to try new things and have some fun while supporting local businesses.

“January and February are slower months in the restaurant industry,” says Chamber Director Janalyn Holt. “We just wanted to get people out and about and into the restaurants to say thank you. The restaurant business can be really challenging sometimes.”

Each participating restaurant will have bingo cards to give out, with the names of restaurants in the bingo squares. When a patron makes a purchase at one of the restaurants, they’ll get their bingo card stamped for a chance to win some pretty big prizes.

Holt says the Chamber will give prizes for bingos (five squares in a row) or blackout (all squares filled), including gift baskets worth hundreds of dollars in gift cards to Rexburg restaurants. The first person to turn in a bingo will get “dinner and a show,” winning two free tickets to “My Fair Lady,” presented at the Romance Theater from March 8 to 16.

Some examples of deals for Rexburg Restaurant Rush include $3 off any new bowls at Jamba on Monday; 15 percent off for students at Steak and Berries and 10 percent off for everyone else; and 10 percent off tacos from Park Place Smokehouse on Tuesday. There are 25 participating restaurants, each with unique deals and activities for the week.

“This is our time to say thank you, to support our eating establishments that have been here for a long time and also support the new ones,” Holt says. “So grab your friends and have a social time and keep your kitchen clean all week. You can bet that I am going to try as many as I possibly can this week.”

Holt was a restaurant owner in Utah for 15 years before moving to Idaho, so she knows firsthand the challenges small businesses face.

“My husband and I owned a restaurant — a mom-and-pop Mexican restaurant — for 15 years, and I know what it means when a community supports you,” Holt says. “We were able to survive and thrive because of our local community. It’s huge when you feel the support of the people that you live around.”

Watch for more information on Rexburg Restaurant Rush on the Chamber’s Facebook page.

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Grab a scoop or two of ice cream from G’s Dairy in Rexburg. They’re offering deals all week during Rexburg Restaurant Rush. | Courtesy photo

Participating restaurants:
(All addresses are in Rexburg.)

  • Arby’s 47 – 8 North 2nd East
  • Chocolate Plunge – 155 West Main Street Suite 3
  • Crumbl Cookies – 160 West 2nd South Suite 102
  • CRUSH Artisanal Drinks – 155 West Main Street Suite 5
  • Cupbop Korean BBQ – 163 West Main Street Suite 103
  • Del Taco – 568 North 2nd East
  • Denny’s – 585 North 2nd East
  • G’s Dairy Delights – 600 Handcart Lane
  • Fresco Kitchen and Grill – 1181 S. Yellowstone Hwy
  • Jamba Juice – 138 West Main Street
  • June’s Place – 259 N. 2nd East Suite B
  • Kainoa’s Hawaiian Grill – 115 South 2nd West
  • Kingdom of Pho – 26 East Main Street
  • Paragon Café – 450 East Main Street
  • Park’s Place Smokehouse – 250 West Main Street
  • Port of Subs – 121 East Main Street
  • Red Rabbit Grill – 155 West Main Ststreet Suite 8
  • Righteous Slice – 175 W. 200 South Suite 100
  • Steak N’ Berries – 250 West Main Street
  • SunnyMelt Cafe. – 19 East Main Street
  • Taqueria El Pollo Loco Jr. – 250 West Main Street
  • Teton Sourdough Co. – 52 College Avenue
  • The Cookie Place – 24 West 1st South
  • Tropical Smoothie Cafe – 113 South 2nd West
  • White Sparrow Country Store – 7875 South 1800 West
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Rexburg boasts a variety of cuisines from all around the globe, including Hawaiian fare from Kainoa’s Hawaiian Grill. Many restaurants will be offering specials for Rexburg Restaurant Rush, March 4-9. | Courtesy photo