Philadelphia, PA - Philly Burger Brawl is back, and ready to fire up the grills for its tenth edition on Sunday, October 23, 2022, at Xfinity Live, from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. Over 60 restaurants are ready to battle for burger bragging rights to help Philadelphia youth. Burger lovers and foodies are all invited to enjoy all-you-can-eat samples of the region's best, most inventive, and unusual burger creations.
Festival goers will then cast their vote for People's Choice, while food critics, writers, and celebrity judges pick the Judge's Choice. Festivities include a cocktail competition, music, entertainment, and other surprises. Tickets are on sale at phillyburgerbrawl.com for general admission for $35 through Labor Day, $40 through September 15th, and $50 after. VIP tickets are $100 and include perks like early entry, a VIP lounge, and unlimited drinks from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.
Proceeds from the event will support Philadelphia Parks and Recreation’s Teen Engagement Initiative & eSports Center Development. Philly Burger Brawl is presented with support from top supporting sponsors Beam Suntory, Customers Bank, Xfinity LIVE! and We Are Philly. Burger Brawl is rain or shine.
"Philly Burger Brawl is back again with a brand new line-up of restaurants ready to fire up the grills for an amazing cause," said Philly Burger Brawl organizer and Rouge owner Rob Wasserman. "This special year will highlight the resilience and creativity our restaurateurs displayed as they navigated through the COVID-19 Pandemic. We welcome some familiar faces doing this for years and years back to the beginning and fresh faces new to the scene that emerged during the last two years."
He added, "For our guests, be prepared to come hungry as chefs and restaurants wow us again at the grills. While nothing beats walking away with Burger Brawl bragging rights, we are all actually winners as we raise tens of thousands of dollars together to support the youth of our amazing city. I have been counting down the day when we can get back out there, and I hope to see you all at Xfinity LIVE! this October."
Philly Burger Brawl attracts 60+ of the area’s leading restaurant chefs and bartenders to compete in cutthroat battles for the best burger and cocktail. Hosted this year at Xfinity LIVE!, Philly Burger Brawl pulls an audience of 5,000+ participants, including eating attendees, culinary bloggers, celebrity judges, and the region’s leading companies serving generous sponsors. The event provides intimate moments for attendees to engage online and in-person with restaurants, merchants of the event, and sponsors, to deliver an experience that is more meaningful to all. Wasserman said, "It is a competition, a fundraiser, a community-building event, and a celebration of our city's food scene."
Philly Burger Brawl began in 2011 as a neighborhood fundraiser by founders and restaurateurs Rob and Maggie Wasserman. Their goal was to gather a few restaurant industry friends for a burger competition that raised money to support local projects for Philadelphia youth. Over the years, the event grew to over 60 participating restaurants (brawlers) and over 5,000 attendees. The event has raised money supporting programs for local youth over the last ten years.