ISU voted Meatheads the best burger joint in Bloomington-Normal this year. Meatheads is located on Main Street in Normal, and has been in operation since August 2011.
“We work pretty hard to have a good product,” Joe Turner, assistant manager of Meatheads, explained.
We use quality ingredients, [nothing] frozen; fresh produce we get in about three times a week.”
Turner said that although the Normal location of Meatheads is less than a year old, the restaurant already has an established name, due to the Meatheads location in Bloomington.
“We’ve started here [in Bloomington-Normal] and are expanding. We plan to open five more stores this year,” Turner explained.
He also said that having the campus so close is very good for business.
“It’s helpful to have the campus population right here,” he said. “I think we’re doing pretty well with the students, [but] we’re definitely trying to get more of the Normal community and families involved as well.”
Turner said Meatheads offers many promotions for the Normal area, including coupons and discounts for local students and sports teams.
Second place for best burger went to Brewe-Ha’s and third place went to Pub II, both located at the corner of College Avenue and Linden Street.
“I think it’s an honor,” Terry Stralow, co-owner of Pub II, said. “We love being part of the ISU campus.”