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Visit TasteofBCS.com to sign up for your free rewards card, good at any participating Taste of B-CS locally owned restaurant.

Whether you’re in town for the NCAA basketball playoffs or you’re just looking to avoid your kitchen for the night, choose from one of the many excellent locally owned restaurants and you’ll be rewarded with both a distinctive dining experience and points that can be cashed in for free meals in the future.

Thanks to the Taste of B/CS, you can eat local and be rewarded for it in so many ways. Wade Beckman, owner of Shipwreck Grill in Bryan, with the help from Dave Fox, owner of Blue Baker, and a few other local restaurant owners, launched Taste of B/CS not only to promote independently owned restaurants but also to reward the customers who choose to eat local. Wade had previously been involved in a national restaurant group with similar goals. From that experience, Beckman knew he wanted to start a similar organization in Bryan/ College Station. 

Taste of B-CS members earn points for every dollar spent at member restaurants. Points earn gift certificates that can be used at any Taste of B-CS restaurant.

 

“It makes a lot of sense [to create this organization]. We are up against the chain restaurants; if we band together we can help and protect each other,” says Beckman. Currently, Taste of B/CS has more than 6,000 members who have signed up for a free card that tracks purchases at all 25 participating restaurants. “Our goal is to triple that number by next year,” says Beckman. 

Visit TasteofBCS.com to sign up for your free rewards card, good at any participating Taste of B-CS locally owned restaurant.

Whether you’re in town for the NCAA basketball playoffs or you’re just looking to avoid your kitchen for the night, choose from one of the many excellent locally owned restaurants and you’ll be rewarded with both a distinctive dining experience and points that can be cashed in for free meals in the future.

Thanks to the Taste of B/CS, you can eat local and be rewarded for it in so many ways. Wade Beckman, owner of Shipwreck Grill in Bryan, with the help from Dave Fox, owner of Blue Baker, and a few other local restaurant owners, launched Taste of B/CS not only to promote independently owned restaurants but also to reward the customers who choose to eat local. Wade had previously been involved in a national restaurant group with similar goals. From that experience, Beckman knew he wanted to start a similar organization in Bryan/ College Station. 

Taste of B-CS members earn points for every dollar spent at member restaurants. Points earn gift certificates that can be used at any Taste of B-CS restaurant.

 

“It makes a lot of sense [to create this organization]. We are up against the chain restaurants; if we band together we can help and protect each other,” says Beckman. Currently, Taste of B/CS has more than 6,000 members who have signed up for a free card that tracks purchases at all 25 participating restaurants. “Our goal is to triple that number by next year,” says Beckman. 

Members accumulate points by spending money in participating locally owned restaurants. Every time members reach 150 points, they receive a $10 gift certificate to use at any Taste of B/CS restaurant.

Until recently, to sign up for a free Taste of B/CS rewards card you had to visit a participating restaurant. Now you can sign up using your smart phone. By texting “JOIN” to the participating restaurant of your choice, you will receive a text message reply with a link to a website where you may register for your free rewards card. You also can register also through Facebook. 

“It’s really cool to have this program; it bands all of the local restaurants together with cutting-edge technology,” Beckman says. Eating locally also is important to the community: you are supporting local farmers by consuming the fresh ingredients they supply to local restaurants. 

Whether it’s cooking up a one-of-a-kind dish or creating a distinctive ambiance, local restaurant owners create unique experiences for customers. 

The next time someone asks, “Where should we eat?” choose local and Taste of B/CS will reward you.

– Cheyanne Baker

Eat Local

Taste of B/CS is a local organization developed to promote independently own restaurants and reward loyal customers for eating locally. 

Members receive points for each dollar they spend at local participating restaurants. Each 150 points earns a $10 gift certificate for use at any Taste of B/CS participating restaurant. 

WHERE

Taste of B/CS has 25 participating restaurants. Visit http://www.tasteofbcs.com/restaurants.asp

HOW

Sign up for a free Taste of B/CS rewards card at a participating restaurant or use your smart phone to text “JOIN” to a participating restaurant. A reply text provides a link to the website where you can register for your free rewards card. Registration can also be done through Taste of B/CS on Facebook.

Visit http://www.tasteofbcs.com/index.asp for more information.