Jonny’s Cookhouse and Ice Cream Shop employee Nikki Latta takes a bite out of a juicy burger prepared in the Berwick-based restaurant’s kitchen. Jonny’s is part of the inaugural Burger Wars this month with its “Full of Baloney” bacon cheeseburger.
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KINGS COUNTY - April will bring forth an epic battle of the burgers – for a good cause.
Food establishments throughout the county have concocted burgers they plan to put to the ultimate taste test from April 1 to 30.
Patrons will be asked to order the Burger Wars specials prepared by participating restaurants of their choosing, and then rate the burgers online.
The restaurant with the best ratings at the end of the month will win an aptly-designed trophy and bragging rights exclusively bestowed upon the inaugural Burger Wars victor.
There will be a few variations of beefed up cheeseburgers in the running, as well as chicken, haddock, black bean, bison, lamb and donair entries.
One dollar from every burger sold will be donated to Kings County’s Campaign for Kids.
“The concept is based on the idea that April tends to be a slower month for many restaurants. So, as a way to encourage people to get out and support our locally owned restaurants, and raise money for kids in need, Burger Wars began,” said Laura Churchill Duke, spokeswoman for the event.
“We were so thrilled at how many restaurants in Kings County immediately jumped on board wanting to participate in Burger Wars. We have over 20 restaurants, including Cocoa Pesto, which is actually in Windsor.”
This is the first year for Burger Wars, a fundraising idea thought up by Campaign for Kids board member Andy Forse following a trip to Prince Edward Island where April is “Burger Month”
“As this is our first year, we have no idea what to expect,” Churchill Duke said. “We would love to see several thousand dollars raised but are happy with raising awareness of the great work the organization does.”
Money raised for Campaign for Kids, a non-profit organization, is doled out through local schools. The organization supports financially disadvantaged children, provides funds for scholarships or bursaries and offers emergency funding for families when necessary.
Visit the Campaign for Kids website for details on the restaurants and burgers competing.
If you Go
Find burger war competitors’s offerings at www.campaignforkids.com/burgerwars
Farmer's Family Diner
Cider Press Cafe at Wheatons
Union Street Cafe
Oaken Barrel Pub
Old Orchard Inn
Kings Arms Pub
S & J Diner
Bryanna's Cafe and Preserves
Cotton Tale Cafe and Play