We've seen them everywhere we go everyday for at least the past year. Election signs are hard to avoid, and even more of a pain to get rid of. Winnebago county resident Marian Brown thinks they are dangerous. "Who looks at them? You're supposed to be driving down the road not looking at them."
There probably aren't too many people who choose a candidate simply because they see his or her sign, so what good can they possibly be? Rockford voter Matt Langhof says, "I kind of like seeing them because then it lets me know that people are still out there thinking about the future of they're country. They're passionate about it enough that they're gonna put a sign up and say you know this is what I believe and I think that you should go along with that decision."
But even if election signs serve a purpose during an election, the day after they are nothing but trash. That's where the backyard grill comes in. Manager Eric Alderman says, ""What we're trying to do is help clean up the environment and keep people from discarding these yard signs and leaving them in vacant lots or their yard. They can come on in, bring their sign and we'll give them a gift certificate for a free appetizer."
The restaurant will give the signs back to the local democratic and republican parties who will recycle the wire and correctly dispose of the sign. So if you're looking for a way to score some free mozzarella cheese sticks by cleaning up the environment, look no further.
We can bring our political signs to backyard grills located in Loves Park, Rockford, Cherry Valley, and Roscoe. We get one coupon per visit, not one per sign.