Burger king crowned in Owensboro Burger Week

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OWENSBORO, Ind (WEHT) – The burger king has been crowned in the first ever Owensboro Burger Week. O’Bryan’s Bar and Grill has won first place.

Judges and officials from Visit Owensboro surprised the owner of the restaurant Monday morning.

The winning burger included two patties, two pieces of cheese, bacon, two mozzarella cheese sticks and barbecue sauce.

The owner of O’Bryans, Eric Ashworth, says 310 burgers were sold during Burger Week. The week before the restaurant sold 13.

“Entering this I didn’t even think I had a chance to be honest like it was a little bit of publicity and people in Owensboro might be able to see us. And even with the pandemic, it validates how I know our food’s good so hopefully everybody else now sees that our food is good,” Ashworth says.

Legend’s Bar and Grill finished second in the competition and Wyndall’s Wonder Whip finished third.

24 restaurants took part in all. Dave Kirk with Visit Owensboro says over 11,000 burgers were sold in total during Burger Week.

(This story was originally published on March 8, 2021)

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