Burger Wars Episode IV: The Conclusion
That’s a wrap, or maybe a bun.
During the month of April 2019, Campaign for Kids is excited to announce that 20,000 burgers were sold during the annual Burger Wars event. “This figure is above and beyond what we ever imagined,” says event organizer Laura Churchill Duke, who noted that last year 12,300 burgers were sold across the Valley.
Each year, Burger Wars keeps getting bigger and better, and this year 47 restaurants from Digby to Windsor were involved in Burger Wars. When the event started four years ago, 23 restaurants participated, and 5,500 burgers were sold.
For each of these 20,000 burgers sold, $1 is being donated to Campaign for Kids. This money will be used for bursaries for students and funnelled into the schools to purchase things like sneakers, lice kits, and to pay for program fees and emergency food. This winter we will be providing winter coats and boots to students in every school in Kings County.
The People’s Choice Award for the Most Outstanding Burger went to Myrtle and Rosie’s Café in Bear River for their nacho burger. Chef Michelle also won a professional-grade Yaxell ZEN knife courtesy of J R Mahoney, a restaurant supplier in Sydney.
The runner-up was the Big Scoop in Middleton for their hickory mushroom swiss burger. A special award will be given to Jonny’s Cookhouse and Ice Cream Shop in Berwick for selling the most burgers at a whopping 3,100, almost double the next highest number!
The award for the Most Creative Burger went to Maritime Express for their spiced pig burger, served in a smoky glass dome.
Thank you to all of our participating restaurants, sponsors including K-Rock and Waterbury Newton Law Firm, and our burger eaters. In our minds, you are all winners, but no one wins more than the kids in Kings County.
To learn more about Campaign for Kids, visit CampaignforKids.com.
Photo: Myrtle and Rosie’s winning Nacho Burger