The finalists of the Britain’s Best Burger competition, sponsored by Hellmann’s, have been announced ahead of National Burger Day on August 25.
They are Burgers and Beers in Edinburgh, Jam Jar in Newcastle upon Tyne, Annie’s Burger Shack in Nottingham, The Grazing Shed in Cardiff, Burger Brothers in Brighton, and Meat59 in Torquay in Cornwall.
Their burgers were judged against strict criteria of originality, quality of ingredients, chef skill, range of choices and customer feedback. The image above is not one of the finalists’.
Each finalist will receive £2,500 worth of PR support to help make them famous for their burger, and go on to the final stage of the competition where one will be named the winner of Britain’s Best Burger.
The winner, which will be announced next week on August 30, will receive the grand prize of £10,000 worth of PR support to let the world know they serve “Britain’s best burger”.
Gavin Lucas, the popular burger blogger known as “Burgerac” and owner of Burgerac’s Burgershack in London, led a panel of judges to decide the six finalists.
He said: “We’ve had our work cut out as judges with hundreds of burgers to check out from high-quality establishments across the country. It’s great to see operators doing the basics well and using the infinitely customisable nature of burgers to inject some real personality into their menu.”
Rhodri Morgan, marketing manager at Unilever Food Solutions, added: “Burgers remain a popular choice for UK consumers. The competition has been very strong with quality entries from pubs, burger joints and street vendors across the country.
“Our six finalists stood out from the crowd with everything from original ideas, creativity, chef skill and quality ingredients. They’ve demonstrated that their burgers are up there with the best.”
Britain’s Best Burger competition is part of Hellmann’s “Grilltopia” campaign which aims to inspire restaurant, pub and bar operators to “take their customers to burger heaven”. For more details including a burger recipe guide, visit www.ufs.com/grilltopia.