It’s an island favorite and something that the locals rejoice for upon its annual return. It is - Burger Love!
Returning for its fifth year, Burger Love is a month-long celebration of Island Beef through the culinary creation of amazing, one-of-a-kind burgers brought to you by local restaurants and their rockstar chefs.
When the grills were turned off last year, PEI Burger Love sold 163,170 burgers during the 30-day campaign. That's more than the entire population of PEI!
In 2016, 73 restaurants participated and together they went through over 71,000 pounds of beef to feed their hungry burger-crazed fans.
Last year's burger sales generated total revenue of $2.2 million dollars, a clear demonstration of how much of a hit this annual event is with islanders. And it's not just the participaring resturants that reap the rewards. This year a number of venues will be donating $1 from each burger sold to The United Way of PEI to fund programs that increase access to local and affordable food for Islanders.
Participating restaurants partake for the love of pleasing the crowds but also vie for the position of Most Loved Burger. Taking home this prestigious accolade in 2016 was The Brick-Inator. This epic burger was created by Kyle Panton of the Brickhouse Kitchen and Bar in Charlottetown. A variation of the Brick-Inator will be in this year's running for Most Loved Burger and is listed as The Brick Deluxe.
To see the full list of participating restaurants, the burger map, and to cast your vote please visit http://peiburgerlove.ca.
Our love is headed to our our favourite local - The Landing, Oyster House and Pub - who are presenting 'Who's Umami?' - a burger built with all Island beef, toasted double split top bun, bacon, red onion, pimento cheese, umami ketchup, leaf lettuce, soy roasted mushrooms, rise & brine beer pickle, and topped with parmesan tossed tater tot.