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.

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 burge 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, firing up the grills, and spending the evening fighting hunger in the tastiest way possible.  Competitors will serve up samples of their burger entry to attendees and our crew of culinary judges, with prizes -including a two-night getaway at Grand Hyatt San Francisco- up for grabs for both the Judge’s Favorite and People’s Choice winners.

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!  Burger entries at the Burger Showdown will feature ground beef generously provided by Meat Elevated by Rich Jersey LLC.  While the burger samples are the star of the show, competitors are welcome to have side dishes, drinks, and other goodies available for sale during the event.  Space is limited, and registrations are being accepted on a first come, first serve basis, so sign up while you still can!

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.

Ready to join in the fun?

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

Keep Up with All the Sizzling Details

Sign up for our special edition newsletters to get all the delicious updates about the Battle Born Burger Showcase & Showdown as it’s available. Be the first to learn about our participants, view the menu of featured burgers, find out when tasting kits go on sale for the Showdown, and more.

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

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