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Reward Good Grades With ButterBurgers

Photo courtesy of Bernie’s Book Bank

When I was a kid, I remember getting a few dollars for good grades on my report card. But let’s be honest, I’d much rather have been rewarded for my studious efforts with ButterBurgers and crinkle-cut fries. Especially from Culver’s, easily the best quick-service restaurant chain in the Midwest—I won’t back down from this.

Photo courtesy of Culver’s

This month, I’ll just have to vicariously live through elementary students, because Chicagoland Culver’s are rewarding good grades with burgers, fries, and whatever else you want to fill your kid’s meal with. It’s called the “B or Better” report card reward, which is punctuating the school year on a high note with quality comfort food for K–eighth grade students who have at least a B for half or more of their final grades. Here’s how it works:

Between June 17 and 23, students accompanied by a parent or guardian simply bring their report card to a participating Culver’s location and they receive a voucher for a free kid’s meal of their choice.

To make things even more heartwarming, Culver’s encourages participating students to also bring in a new or gently used book to donate to Bernie’s Book Bank (K–sixth grade reading level, please, so no Stephen King), a lovely way to give back to the city’s school communities and at-risk children eager to read more. Book donation bins will be set up at all Culver’s in the B or Better program.

There are 25 restaurant locations participating, including Culver’s in Arlington Heights, Aurora, Berwyn, Bolingbrook, Bridgeview, both Chicago outposts, Crystal Lake, Darien, Elmwood Park, Evergreen Park, Franklin Park, Homewood, Joliet, Lockport, Lyons, Matteson, Mount Prospect, New Lenox, Oak Lawn, Orland Park, Rosemont, Schaumburg, St. Charles, and Tinley Park.