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Macon, Illinois gets a taste of heaven

The snow isn't even stopping customers from getting Chillbilly's, Macon, Illinois' newest restaurant.

Katie Petrowsky

The snow isn't even stopping customers from getting Chillbilly's, Macon, Illinois' newest restaurant.

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Macon, Illinois got a new small town hamburger and fry joint three weeks ago named Chillbilly’s. It’s located right off  US 51, noticeable by the huge statue of a boy holding an ice cream cone in front of it.The atmosphere is a small town feel with nice employees. It only has a drive thru and two walk up windows. It reminds a lot of people from Central Illinois of Krekels in the nearby town of Decatur, Il.

Kimmy Spiker, a junior at Meridian High School and an employee at Chillbilly’s, has been working there since it opened. For a small restaurant in a small town it has quite the menu. The menu ranges from burgers and fries to ice cream and milkshakes with a lot in between. Spiker’s personal favorite on the menu is the bacon cheeseburger. Spiker said, “I like the small town feel of it but sometimes it doesn’t feel like it with all the people who come.”

Having this restaurant in Macon, Il makes eating out very convenient for the townsfolk. Dalton Collins, a junior at Meridian High School, has been there 3 times. He said, “It reminds me of Krekels but I like it better because it’s cheaper.” Boyd Mathias, a junior at Meridian High School, has only been there once but he says, “My favorite thing that I got was the vanilla ice cream.”

All in all, Chillbilly’s is bringing more attention to the small town of Macon, Il. If you want a quick burger and fry, ease your way through the drive thru for a delicious hamburger.

 

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9 Responses to “Macon, Illinois gets a taste of heaven”

  1. Carly Goodman on March 24th, 2014 8:59 am

    I have tried it! It reminds me A LOT of kreckles.

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  2. Jessica White on March 24th, 2014 10:02 am

    This article shows a new place to eat, if you live in Macon, Bluemound, or Boody. This artilce being on this website may influence people from decatur, mt.zion any place that gets on the website to see our articles, they may want to try it for the first time. So i feel like the title and quotes on this article influence people from not just around here try this place.

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  3. Matt Trimble on March 26th, 2014 8:49 am

    I really like the lead. Chillbillys is a great addition to Macon. Blue mound and Macon have been needing a fast food restaurant for a long time.

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  4. Tre Hoff on March 26th, 2014 8:57 am

    I love Chillbilly’s! It is so good, and inexpensive which is always a plus. I like that this place is getting coverage, it really deserves it.

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  5. Jordan Brewer on April 4th, 2014 8:47 am

    I love Chillbilly’s! This story has awesome quotes.

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  6. Braydon Barnes on April 9th, 2014 8:55 am

    Chillbilly’s is awesome. Good quotes from different people not just your friends.

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  7. Pam Mathias on April 9th, 2014 9:36 am

    Thank you for writing this article. Chillbillys was a long time in the making but we are glad it is finally open and being well received by the community.

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  8. Hailee Ray on May 9th, 2014 2:20 pm

    Awesome article, great restaurant. Everyone should try it!

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  9. Beth Powell on May 12th, 2014 9:15 am

    I’m so glad Macon has another food option besides Witt’s End. Chillbilly’s has fantastic food, and I hope they expand a little. There’s so much potential

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