National Burger Day returns tomorrow June 25th, and — in a heartwarming new twist — with every burger purchased, a meal will be donated to Simon Communities around Ireland.
Following an incredibly successful campaign last year, in which The Handsome Burger in Galway claimed victory, National Burger Day is back for a third consecutive year. Instead of crowning an overall winner, this year’s National Burger Day is celebrating the local takeaways and their staff, along with the local food producers, burger manufacturers and delivery drivers who have kept the show on the road during the pandemic, pivoting their businesses where needed to ensure seamless service for loyal customers.
We’ve definitely found ourselves ordering more takeaways than usual over the past few months — in fact, online food orders have risen 120% between February and May 2020, with the average order value up 20% per order. Takeaways and food services in Ireland have become the unsung heroes of lockdown.
Sponsored by Kepak, Flipdish and Blenders, National Burger Day is going virtual this year, encouraging Irish burger enthusiasts to come together online, share a burger, celebrate everything that we love about burgers, and champion the food heroes feeding Ireland during lockdown!
In addition, for every burger purchased from your local burger joint and photo shared online, National Burger Day will provide a meal to Simon Communities around Ireland. So, not only does every burger you buy support your local food businesses, but also provides a meal to those who need it most.
This June 25th, celebrate online by supporting local businesses and The Simon Community, sharing pictures of your burgers online and using the hashtag #NationalBurgerDay. For more information, visit www.nationalburgerday.ie.
Outlets can now register as open with National Burger Day online.