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As the Bryan/College Station community continues to expand, so do the number of restaurants available to feed thousands of diners each day. A new organization, The Taste of B-CS, was created to showcase locally owned and independent restaurants, while rewarding diners who eat local with points that can be redeemed for future meals.

Everyone is invited to The Taste of B-CS Deluxe Ribbon Cutting hosted by the B/CS Chamber of Commerce, Thursday, August 4, beginning at 4:30 p.m. at the Brazos Center. A cocktail reception will follow wirh more informaiton on how to join the rewards program.

As the Bryan/College Station community continues to expand, so do the number of restaurants available to feed thousands of diners each day. A new organization, The Taste of B-CS, was created to showcase locally owned and independent restaurants, while rewarding diners who eat local with points that can be redeemed for future meals.

Everyone is invited to The Taste of B-CS Deluxe Ribbon Cutting hosted by the B/CS Chamber of Commerce, Thursday, August 4, beginning at 4:30 p.m. at the Brazos Center. A cocktail reception will follow wirh more informaiton on how to join the rewards program.
“We’re excited not only about  the chance to promote independent restaurants that have invested everything to open up shop in the Bryan/College Station area, but also to reward those customers
who frequent our restaurants,” says Wade Beckman, president of Taste of B-CS.

The rewards program is simple: customers register for a free card that electronically tracks points earned each time a customer dines at a Taste of B-CS member restaurant. Points are then redeemable for rewards including gift certificates to member restaurants.

In its infancy, The Taste of B-CS currently includes 23 local restaurants where diners can use their rewards card. These 23 restaurants represent an impressive 220 years of combined longevity in the market.

“Obviously, we hope to expand the number of restaurants that are part of the group as we get the word out. Our ultimate goal would be to have the majority of locally owned restaurants as members of our group,” Beckman says.
For a restaurant to be a member of the organization they must be located in the Brazos Valley; be locally owned and locally operated; must have been open for one year; and must promote a quality, healthy and clean image in the market.

To officially kick off the organization, the Taste of B-CS will be hosting a deluxe ribbon cutting with the B/CS Chamber of Commerce at 4:30 p.m., Thursday, August 4, at the Brazos Center in Bryan. The general public is invited to attend the ribbon cutting, and Taste of B-CS organizers are encouraging guests to stay from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. for a cocktail reception and to learn more about the restaurant rewards program.