There have been all kinds of talk about Checkers & Rally's making a comeback in Illinois, but we've yet to see anything happen.

The Herald & Review says Checkers is looking into add about 60 restaurants to Central and East Central Illinois. Will it happen? Maybe. Then again, probably not.

Decatur and Mattoon are a few of the proposed landing spots, but that doesn't mean much to us because they're far, far away from Rockford. So what's the deal with the skepticism you ask? It's because we've heard this same thing in Rockford.

Nearly two and a half years ago, the Rockford Register Star said kind of, sort of the same thing:

Checkers & Rally’s Restaurants, Inc. recently announced plans to open up to 11 Checkers franchise restaurants throughout the Rockford area.

That begs the question, what happened to the planned 11 Checkers restaurants for the Rockford area? Since then there has been little to no chatter regarding the opening of a Checkers restaurant in Rockford.


Until we hear for sure what's going on with the Checkers franchises planned for the Rockford area, we'll just have to sit and wait.

At least Checkers makes their fries available at Rockford grocery stores.

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