Historic burger showdown set for September

The National Burger Awards has announced a huge, one-off competition.

The organisers of the National Burger Awards have announced a huge, one-off competition in honour of the event’s 10-year anniversary.

On 3 September 2024, 30 previous winners of the National Burger Awards will gather in London to compete in the Champion of Champions to see which signature burger will establish its place in history.

Among the 30 finalists are two-time winners Bleecker and El Perro Negro, as well as popular outfits such as Danny’s Burgers, The Beefy Boys and Whole Beast. The Champion of Champions will even see businesses that are no longer operating relaunch for one day only, including Cut + Grind, Bun Club and Mac & Wild. The full list of finalists can be found below.

Over the past decade, the National Burger Awards has crowned winners across three categories each year, most recently in 2024 through the Plant-Based Burger of the Year, Burger Chef of the Year and, the big prize, National Burger of the Year.

The victors from each of those rounds from 2015 onwards will now return to the capital to cook-off against each other at Big Penny Social in one of the biggest burger celebrations the country has ever seen, headline sponsored by Pepsi MAX.

How will the competition run?

Unlike the traditional National Burger Awards format, the Champion of Champions cook-off will revolve solely around the signature burgers from each venue, meaning everything hinges on just one recipe.

“We had to do something to celebrate the National Burger Awards’ 10th birthday,” says Genna Ash-Brown, editor of Dine Out magazine, which hosts the event. “But, wow, are we excited about how the Champion of Champions has come together. If you’ve ever attended a National Burger Awards final, you’ll know how action-packed and competitive the day is, but we just know this unique burger extravaganza is going to be off the charts! Maybe we’ll see you there?”

The Champion of Champions finalists

Beefboxx / The Garden Room / Black Bear Burger / Bleecker / Bun Club / Bun & Sum / Burgervore / Café Football / Chiquito / Cut + Grind / Danny's Burgers / El Perro Negro / Fattso / Filthy Buns / HILLS / Hub Box / Libertine Burger / Mac & Wild / Mollie's Motel & Diner / Revolution Bars Group / Squeezed / Stock Burger Co. / Stripclub Streetfood / The Beefy Boys / The Botanist / The Food Workshop The Flavour Trailer / The Lockhouse / Whole Beast / Young's Burger Shack

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