BGR The Burger Joint will host its first ever burger eating competition at this year’s Taste of DC on Sunday, October 13 at 2 p.m. Three teams of four brave people will face off against each other on the culinary stage as they try to down BGR’s massive masterpiece, featuring a 9-pound burger patty made from a blend of prime, dry-aged beef cooked over an open flame and piled high with cheese, two heads of lettuce, eight tomatoes, three red onions, four whole pickles, and BGR’s mojo sauce. This beast of a burger weighs in at 15.4 pounds in total after it’s all topped.
The winning team will earn not only bragging rights but also a donation made in their name to breast cancer research, a five night trip for four to Mexico, and BGR The Burger Joint gift cards. Teams will have nine minutes to finish the burger – the team that finishes first or has eaten the most will be crowned the winner. Participants must be 18 years and older.
Teams can enter the competition via Facebook by liking the competition and then submitting their captain’s name and email as well as the names of the rest of the team. Teams will also be asked to craft a 140 character ode to the awesomeness that is the burger. Teams are then encouraged to get their friends and family to vote. The three teams who receive the most votes now through September 26 will compete in BGR’s Burger Eating Competition at Taste of DC on October 13.
On October 12 and 13, Taste of DC will transform Pennsylvania Avenue between the White House and the Capital into the Mid-Atlantic’s premier community and culinary festival. Attendees will be able to sample food from more than 50 of the District’s most popular restaurants on Restaurant Row, including BGR The Burger Joint. Tickets packages and individual tickets are available.