FOUNDER - Connie Regan
Sept. 14, 1965 - May 28, 2017 

Connie founded Just The Basics just a few weeks before unexpectedly passing. Madison and Connie's son, Dustin saw her love and passion for the idea she had in a mobile bar. To keep her legacy alive, in June 2017 we deciding to keep the company running and we have been busy ever since. We wish she was around to see what she has inspired.

OWNER - Madison Regan

Madison is a Springfield, Illinois native.  Shortly after graduating from Chatham High School, she met her future husband and his mother Just the Basics founder Connie. Learning many of her sustainable ingredient based cocktails at private dinners and home experiments, Madison quickly found  a taste for quality. Her idea is that you can enjoy a well made cocktail any where you can set up our mobile bar. 



2019 SJR Readers' Choice
Best Caterer

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Local First’s

“Innovators Award

Slow Food Springfield Snail of Approval

Snail of Approval from
Slow Food Springfield


Springfield Business Journals “Legacy Award”
in collaboration with The Adams Family

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We are so very excited about our newest addition - our mobile trailer!

With the help of Dustin, Maddie's husband and some talented local crafters. The mobile trailer was born.



"Excellent drinks with wonderful customer service! They are great to work with! They are very personable and you can tell they really enjoy what they do. I highly recommend them."

"It was such a pleasure working with Madison as our beverage caterer for our recent outdoor wedding. Madison is such a joy to work with, her bubbly personality and smile could light up any room! We received so many compliments on the beverages. JTB display matched our wedding style perfectly. Madison & Dustin work perfectly together serving our guests. Even our older typically domestic beer drinkers enjoyed the Rolling Meadows lager. The West of Wise blackberry sangria was also a huge hit! And the strawberry mojito was quite refreshing. I highly recommend Just the Basics for your beverage catering needs!"

"Great people and service! Highly recommend"

Owner Madison and husband Dustin Regan