LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)– Get your "eating pants" ready because Burger Week returns to the city Monday, July 9 and runs through the week until July 15.
Several restaurants are participating and providing 40 one-of-a-kind burgers. Each restaurant will create a $5 special burger that is not on the regular menu. Participating chefs will try to create the most unique burgers in town.
Make sure to pick up a Passport at restaurants to begin your burger tour, and for a chance to win prizes.
Drop Passports to any participating restaurant or Smiley Pete Publishing by Tuesday, July 17.
Burger Week officials encourage all participants to review the commandments prior to attending.
THE 7 COMMANDMENTS OF LEXINGTON BURGER WEEK
1. THEY WILL RUN OUT (THEY WILL MAKE MORE TOMORROW)
These restaurants will get demolished. They are going to be hit like never before in their histories. Unless, of course, they participated in Lexington Burger Week 2016. So, if a place runs out toward the end of a shift, take it like a man: go back the next day, earlier, order your burger, and thank them for working their butts off to do this for you.
Do Not Be A Jerk To Our Restaurants.
2. THERE WILL BE WAITS?
People have been talking about Burger Week 2017 since the day after Lexington Burger Week 2016. Don’t be surprised if restaurants have waits. In fact, be surprised if they don’t.
3. YOU WILL TIP AND GIVE THANKS
$5 brings out the cheap in all of us, but really, you’re getting a $10-$15 burger (many restaurants go way overboard with ingredients, trying to outdo each other), so please tip at least 20%. The people who are serving you are working harder during Burger Week than at any other point in the year. A kind word will also be welcome—these people are our friends and neighbors.
4. YOU REALLY SHOULD BUY A DRINK OR OTHER FOOD
While extra purchases are not a requirement, I think it says something good about you if you show a little love to a restaurant going above and beyond to bring you an awesome burger. Pick up some fries and a pint of Blue Stallion beer. You’ll enjoy yourself more. Lexington Burger Week is dine-in only. There will be no $5 carry out orders.
5. CHECK TWITTER, FACEBOOK AND INSTAGRAM
Restaurants are encouraged to post their waits and remaining burgers for the day. $5 burgers are available during regular restaurant hours. Please see restaurant operating hours/days before heading to the destination. For links to restaurants, go to "The Burgers" page and click on each restaurant burger photo. Also, check Instagram & Twitter #LexBurgerWeek
6. SOCIAL SHARING IS CARING
Smiley Pete loves burgers so much we’re celebrating with great giveaways! Lexington Burger Week is a social affair so we’ll reward notable #LexBurgerWeek social sharers with restaurant gift cards. Tag us socially for a chance to win!
Facebook: Lexington Burger Week
7. TRAVEL WITH LEXINGTON BURGER WEEK PASSPORT & WIN!
Lexington Burger Week is a culinary tour! Pick up a Lexington Burger Week 2017 Passport at any participating restaurant during Burger Week. Passport includes restaurant burger names and descriptions.
Collect three or more unique burger stamps at participating restaurants then submit 2017 Passport for a chance to win an Ultimate Grill Out presented by Kentucky Beef Council and Smiley Pete Publishing. Winner will receive an outdoor grill and prize package including aprons, grill gadgets, seasonings and enough beef and Pepsi for you and 24 guests!
Collect ten or more unique stamps at participating restaurants then submit the 2017 Passport for a chance to win Free Burgers for a Year from Drake’s and Harry’s.