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As restaurants and pubs in southern Illinois begin to open, HTC encourages you to support our local establishments. These small businesses that line the streets of our quaint towns have constantly given back to their communities by supporting local schools, sponsoring charitable events, and simply providing fun, social atmospheres where we can all enjoy time with friends and family. By choosing to dine on one of their patios or to pick up takeout food, you can show them that you care about their success as much as they care about their customers!

Gallagher’s Restaurant

In 2003, John and Susie Gallagher purchased a 19th century empty building on West Mill St. in Waterloo with visions of its amazing potential. They not only wanted to restore it so Monroe County residents could appreciate its history, but they also wanted to turn it into a destination restaurant where friends and family could enjoy delicious food and cold drinks. With the help of their five sons, nephews, brothers-in-law and others, they exposed much of the original brick, restored a century-old-bar, and added beautiful woodwork to create six unique dining areas.

Since the restaurant opened, customers have been raving about their award-winning fried chicken, delicious burgers, and a variety of other menu items to enjoy for lunch and dinner.

In the past few months since dining establishments in Illinois have closed due to Covid-19, Gallagher’s has continued to provide curbside service for hungry residents. Their online ordering system allows customers to conveniently choose favorite menu items, pay for their food, and describe their vehicle so Gallagher’s staff knows how to find them when they arrive. With HTC’s business Internet and phone service, orders are always placed without delay so John and Susie can fulfill them quickly and keep customers happy. Especially during this time, we’re proud to provide dependable Internet to help small businesses like Gallagher’s keep operating strongly. We know that by working together, we’ll all get through this.

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