Here is the Best of the Best outdoor dining in the Peoria area as voted on by readers

Central Illinois residents voted in more than 100 categories to choose the 2021 Best of the Best winners in Peoria’s community choice awards.

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The Journal Star is following up with a closer look at some of those categories.

Outdoor dining

Cyd's in the Park has opened its entire operation at Donovan Park in Peoria. A full restaurant-bar on the top story of the old Donovan Golf Course clubhouses joins Cyd's to-go market that opened on the first floor earlier this year.

Cyd’s in the Park has opened its entire operation at Donovan Park in Peoria. A full restaurant-bar on the top story of the old Donovan Golf Course clubhouses joins Cyd’s to-go market that opened on the first floor earlier this year.

5805 N. Knoxville Ave., Peoria

(309) 685-1100

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The building at 321 NE Madison Street now known as Obed & Isaac's Microbrewery and Eatery was built by the Second Presbyterian Church beginning in 1887.

The building at 321 NE Madison Street now known as

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Restaurant Brands Int’l (NYSE:QSR) – Restaurant Brands To Acquire Firehouse Subs: What Investors Should Know

A privately owned sandwich brand that has built a strong base of restaurant units and growth is going public in an acquisition by a well-known restaurant holding company.

The Acquisition: Restaurant Brands International Inc (NYSE: QSR) is acquiring Firehouse Subs, a leading quick-service sandwich restaurant.

The deal values Firehouse Subs at $1 billion.

Restaurant Brands International will now own Tim Hortons, Burger King, Popeyes and Firehouse Subs, all well-known brands covering different portions of the quick-service restaurant industry.

About Firehouse Subs: Brothers and former firefighters Chris Sorensen and Robin Sorensen launched Firehouse Subs in 1994. The brand has grown its unit count over the years, while keeping true to donating a portion of proceeds to the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation.

Firehouse Subs is well-known in the sandwich category and consistently ranks among the market leaders for food quality and value for your money, according to the company.

The

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