2016-06-02 12.08.19Dateline: Glen Ellyn, IL.  On Thursday June 2, I along with some of my favorite Glen Ellyn/Naperville  area families gathered at Meatheads for a delicious lunch and learn event. On the menu were all the high-quality, fresh (never frozen) items that we come to expect (and adore) at Meatheads including their made to order burgers, hotdogs, chicken sandwiches and of course my favorite ~ their hand cut fries. In fact, Meatheads was just voted the  BEST BURGER in Roscoe Village according to Thrillist.com2016-06-02 12.02.29

Our Glen Ellyn luncheon was more than just a “chew and chat” session (although there was plenty of that). We were also there to talk about Meathead’s ongoing commitment to serving the community at large which includes the perennial community favorites; the Meathead of the Game and Voracious Reading programs as well as their newly launched Cowmunity Spotlight.

JRB is an avid soccer and baseball player so we have been fans (and lucky recipients) of the Meathead of the Game award  for quite some time.  I love that the award rewards hustle, hard work and sportsmanship above scoring goals and hitting home-runs.2016-06-02 12.22.43

We all know summer brain drain is a real thing for kids and parents. The hot hazy days make school seem like a faint memory and for many kids this can effect their reading, writing and math skills. I am a firm believer that we would all benefit from reading a little bit everyday. Meatheads makes this idea a little more savory with their Voracious Reading program  where kids are rewarded with a lil Meatheads burger after  their read 5 books. Just print and fill-out their certificate and bring it in to your favorite Meatheads location. You can download the certificate here.2016-06-02 12.00.09

Meatheads recently launched their “Cowmunity” Spotlight that celebrates members of the community who are making a difference with an award and a $500 donation. Nominating someone is super easy, just click on this link for details.  Last month a teacher from JRB’s school won the award for her outstanding work creating the Nora Project (groups of kids were paired up with a student with special needs for friendship and fun and also to create a documentary that tell the kids’ stories). I’ll have more about the Nora Project in coming months so stay tuned.

2016-06-02 11.59.38-1But for now, visit meatheads, order a burger, fries and milkshake and let the joys of summer be yours.

Thank you to Meatheads for inviting me to host the event and thank you to all the lovely families who joined us. If you want to hear more, check out the blogs from Mollie & Julie.