The heat is on! Are you ready to taste Berwyn’s Best Burger? While the hamburger owes its name to the city of Hamburg in Germany, the beloved sandwich has become a culinary icon in the United States. The hamburger is one of the world’s most popular foods, with more than 50 billion served up annually in the United States alone. In preparation for National Hamburger Day on May 28, a day set aside to honor this classic sandwich, we’re calling on you to vote for your favorites and help whittle the pool down to Berwyn’s Top 5 Best. Whether you like it topped with cheese, loaded with veggies or just more meat, there’s a burger on this list that’s just for you.


Berwyn’s Best Burger Contest takes place in two rounds. Round 1 includes Berwyn-based restaurants that agreed to take part in the contest. Establishments must offer burgers on their menus and include the following:

• Big Guys Sausage Stand | 7021 W Roosevelt Rd
• Big Hurt Brewhouse | 6801 W Cermak Rd
• Bubba & Bobby’s Beef | 6333 W Ogden Ave
• Cigars & Stripes BBQ Lounge | 6715 W Ogden Ave
• Connie’s Family Restaurant | 3271 S Harlem Ave
• Culver’s | 6943 W Roosevelt Rd
• Jelly Jam Restaurant and Pancake House | 3205 S Harlem Ave
• LongHorn Steakhouse | 7115 W Cermak Rd
• Paisans Pizzeria & Bar | 6226 W Ogden Ave
• Parrilla Express | 6401 W 34th St
• Slice Factory | 6920 W Ogden Ave
• The Garage Smokehouse & Bar | 3202 S Grove Ave

Round 1 is a multiple choice poll that asks the public to select up to five of their favorite Berwyn burgers. The poll is open until Mon., May 16 at 5:00 p.m. The five most popular businesses advance to the second round. In Round 2, the Top 5 will identify their favorite specialty burgers that will be used in a second round of voting. Round 2 will bring together a group of local judges for a single taste-test event to compare each burger side-by-side. Their scores along with another public poll vote will determine the burger that can proclaim itself as “Berwyn’s Best.”

“Berwyn’s Best” is a promotional program managed by the Berwyn Development Corporation (BDC). Look for additional Berwyn’s Best programming to sample all of the fantastic cuisine in our community.

The Berwyn Development Corporation (BDC) markets Berwyn regionally and nationally as a prime business and leisure destination. We are here to promote Berwyn’s energy and culture to visitors and residents and to create unique development opportunities for business. The BDC is a public-private partnership with the City of Berwyn that provides economic development and Chamber of Commerce services to all segments of the Berwyn community. We are a not-for-profit membership organization that serves over 300 businesses and individuals. The BDC continually strives to develop new programs, services and events that promote the community. For more information, visit or follow the BDC on, and

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