Owensboro Burger Week is back. Set to take place March 1-5, the competition will showcase signature burgers from restaurants throughout the city and county. Any local restaurant can participate, and more than 30 have already signed up to participate.
Each participating restaurant will sell a burger of their choosing for $7 including tax. Each restaurant will decide how large the burger will be and if it comes with any sides.
“With more than 11,000 burgers sold last year, we knew Burger Week needed to become a staple here in Owensboro-Daviess County,” said Dave Kirk, Visit Owensboro Destination Management. “It brought so much joy to customers and a much-needed boost to our local restaurants during the pandemic.”
The event is put on by Visit Owensboro in partnership with the City of Owensboro, the Kentucky Beef Council, Independence Bank, Hill View Farms Meats and Green River Appliance.
“Burger Week was a tremendous success and an example of our Owensboro community coming together for a good cause,” said Tim Ross, City of Owensboro Public Events Director. “Thousands of people were able to enjoy some amazing burgers and they helped our restaurant owners during a much needed time. We are excited about Burger Week 2022 and look forward to some more scrumptious creations from our restaurants.”
A tasting panel of local celebrities and food critics will blindly judge all the burgers from each of the participating restaurants throughout the week without knowing which restaurant the burger came from. Judges will tally all of the scores to select an overall winner who will receive a traveling trophy and bragging rights for the Burger of the Year. Last year’s winner was O’Bryan’s Bar & Grill.
Burger Week will also have a contest featuring a prize for everyone who participates and shares their Burger Week experience on Facebook or Instagram using the hashtag #owensboroburgerweek.
For more information and a map of the participating restaurants once they are finalized, check out Owensboroburgerweek.com.
If your restaurant would like to participate, email Kirk at [email protected] to enter by Feb. 5.