Cast your vote now for Ireland’s best burger

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    With the reopening of indoor dining now firmly on the horizon and foodservice finally showing signs of a return to some degree of normality, the hunt for Ireland’s best burger has begun with National Burger Day.

    In support of the foodservice sector, Kepak’s fourth annual National Burger Day is encouraging customers to get out and have their say by voting for their favourite burger, while also showing some much-needed support for local food outlets and operators as they emerge from pandemic-related closures.

    Following a jam-packed virtual celebration last year, National Burger Day is back on August 12th and bigger than ever, with outlets across Ireland once again battling it out for the coveted title of Ireland’s favourite.

    To top it off, for every burger purchased and photo shared online with the hashtag #nationalburgerday, a meal will be donated to Simon Communities across the country. In 2020, over 14,000 meals were donated as part of the campaign.

    National Burger Day Simon Communities Kepak Flipdish Easy Food
    Pictured with Benny The Burger are Jennifer Kitson (Simon Communities), Susan Comyn (Partner Marketing Manager at Flipdish), David Coghlan (Coghlan’s Artisan Bakery), Julie Delany (Brand Manager at Blenders), Kellymarie Gleeson (Trade Marketing Manager, Foods Division at Kepak) and Simon Ward (Head of Partnerships at Flipdish). Photo by Marc O’Sullivan.

    Hundreds of Irish food businesses of all categories and sizes are set to take part in the search for Ireland’s best burger, from much-loved fast-food joints to family owned-pubs, hotels and speciality burger restaurants. Voting is already underway and customers across the country have just over three weeks to cast their important vote at www.nationalburgerday.ie.

    Votes from all corners of the country will be counted and Ireland’s Best Burger will be announced on National Burger Day, August 12th, an event sponsored by Kepak and supported by Flipdish, Blenders, Coughlans and Kilmeadan, with participating businesses all over the country marking the day by offering a Buy One Get One Free exclusive offer on selected burgers.

    National Burger Day Simon Communities Kepak Flipdish Easy Food
    Photo by Marc O’Sullivan.

    “We’re delighted that National Burger Day is returning even bigger and better this year,” said John Savage, Kepak Foodservice Solutions Commercial Director. “After what has been a challenging period for Irish foodservice operators, this campaign truly is the coming together of Ireland’s biggest and best food brands in support of the sector and the beloved burgers on their menus. National Burger Day is so much more than a competition — it is a celebration of a beloved national food staple and world class foodservice providers. After a difficult year for those operating in the sector, we are excited to host this nationwide battle of the burgers and put a positive spotlight on Irish food outlets.”

    National Partnerships Manager for Simon Communities Jennifer Kitson said, “On behalf of everyone at Simon Communities in Ireland, we would like to extend our thanks to National Burger Day, Kepak and all the supporters for their efforts on this campaign. Last year was a huge success and we received an incredible donation of 14,000 meals for people experiencing homelessness that are supported through our services. We are delighted to be a part of the campaign again this year. Good luck to all those who are participating!”

    Irish burger enthusiasts know what we like: according to recent research undertaken by Flipdish, the classic cheeseburger is by far the most popular burger order in Ireland. What’s your favourite?