Battle Born Burger Showcase-Showdown

This year, the Food Bank is adding a little extra sizzle to our 2022 Hunger Action Month lineup with the Battle Born Burger Showcase-Showdown.

How do you make a classic favorite like a juicy, delicious burger even better?

Load it up with some good, old-fashioned do-gooding in every bite!  That’s just what we’re doing with the Battle Born Burger Showcase-Showdown, where every burger fights hunger right here in our community throughout Hunger Action Month.

It all starts with the month-long burger showcase

A month spent visiting some of your favorite restaurants and food trucks, on a mission to sample burger after burger (after burger!) – how else will you decide which one to cast a vote for as your favorite?  Participating businesses will each feature a special Hunger Action Month burger on their menu, and donate $1 from each burger sold to the Food Bank.  All donations from burger sales will be matched by Meat Elevated by Rich Jersey LLC.  That means every burger sold will provide 6 meals for neighbors served by Food Bank programs.  We can already feel our tastebuds doing a happy dance!

And then it’s showdown time!

Idlewild Park | September 30 ~ 4-9pm

On Friday, September 30, we’re heading to Idlewild Park with some of our favorite food trucks and spending the evening fighting hunger in the tastiest way possible.  Sample your way through the evening before helping your favorite competitor claim the title of People’s Choice Award.

Bragging Rights – who wants ’em?

Think you’ve got what it takes to be named the best of the best?

We’d love to add your business to our lineup of competitors!  Businesses can opt to participate in just the Showcase, the Showdown, or BOTH!  Space is limited, and registrations are being accepted on a first come, first serve basis, so sign up while you still can!

battle born burger showCase

The Battle Born Burger Showcase is a great way for restaurants and food trucks to take action with their customers during Hunger Action Month.

  • Participating businesses will each feature a special Hunger Action Month burger on their menu from 9/1-9/25 and make a donation of $1 from each burger sold to the Food Bank.  All donations from burger sales will be matched by Meat Elevated by Rich Jersey LLC.  That means every burger sold will provide 6 meals for neighbors served by Food Bank programs.
  • Businesses will be provided with signage to use in-store and will be featured on the Food Bank’s website and social media channels.

battle born burger showdown

We’d be thrilled to have you join us as a competitor for the inaugural Battle Born Burger Showdown at Idlewild Park on Friday, September 30.  Competitors will serve up their burger entry to attendees and our crew of culinary judges on a mission to be named the best of the best.

  • Each participant is asked to feature a Hunger Action Month burger to be available in two sizes – sample (2-ounce slider) and their preferred “full-size” burger.
    • Sample (slider size) burgers sold at the Burger Showdown will feature ground beef generously provided by Meat Elevated by Rich Jersey LLC.
    • We’d love for our attendees to have the opportunity to sample burgers from many of our competitors. In the spirit of this, we suggest the slider burger be priced at no more than $6 each, with a suggested donation of $1 for the sale of each sample.  (That means the sale of every slider will provide three meals for neighbors served by the Food Bank!)
  • While the burgers are the star of the show, competitors are welcome to offer a full menu of food and beverages available for sale during the event.  We simply ask that your Showdown entry be the only burger on the menu for the evening.
  • We know that the title of Best Burger might just be all you’re looking for, but we’ll also have some great prizes up for grabs, including 500 pounds of ground beef (a $2000 value) from Meat Elevated by Rich Jersey LLC and a two-night getaway at Grand Hyatt San Francisco.
  • Competing businesses will be featured on the Food Bank’s website and social media channels throughout the month of September.

Non-Competing/Non-Food Vendors

Interested in being part of the showdown fun without competing in the burger competition?  A limited number of non-competing/non-food vendors will be invited to join us at Idlewild Park.  There is a $50 registration fee for all non-competing/non-food vendors, and this fee must be paid to guarantee your spot at the event.  The registration fee is REFUNDABLE to all who attend the event.

Ready to join in the fun?

Fill out the Participant Registration Form, and you’ll hear from us soon.


The Battle Born Burger Showdown is Sponsored by:

SHOWDOWN SUPPORTERS:
gRANITE CONSTRUCTION
WORLD CENTRIC | WASTE MANAGEMENT


Questions?  Contact Jessica Vela, events and food drives coordinator.

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