WHAT THE HECK IS
July 5-11, 2021
Lexington Burger Week
Lexington Burger Week will feature $6, one-of-a-kind burgers at participating restaurants across the city! Each restaurant will create a special burger that is not on the regular menu. Participating chefs will once again try to create the most unique burgers in town.
Thank you Central Kentucky - you ate a whole lotta burgers in 2020! 100,000 + Lexington Burger Week burgers were consumed at participating restaurants. Wow! Folks collected digital Passport stamps for 24 unique burgers. Hundreds of digital Passport stamps were submitted for the chance to win the Ultimate Grill Out from Kentucky Beef Council and Free Burgers for a Year. This is the best week of the year in LEX!
That said, Burger Week will create such strong, lusty, even insane feelings, that we decided it needed its own little religion-type creed. Please read on.
THE COMMANDMENTS OF
LEXINGTON BURGER WEEK 2021
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 2020. So, if a place runs out toward the end of a shift, 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 2021 since the day after Lexington Burger Week 2020. Don't be surprised if restaurants have waits. In fact, be surprised if they don't.
3. YOU WILL TIP AND GIVE THANKS
It 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. Check out our handy dandy tip calculator here.
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 Clark Distributing beer pairing like Garage Beer, Coors Light, Cerveza, Pacifico, or Blue Moon. You'll enjoy yourself more.
5. CHECK TWITTER, FACEBOOK AND INSTAGRAM
Restaurants are encouraged to post their waits and remaining burgers for the day. Burgers are available during regular restaurant hours. Please see restaurant operating hours/days/carryout/curbside policy 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. DOWNLOAD THE APP, FOLLOW OUR SOCIAL & CHECK-IN FOR CHANCES TO WIN!
Lexington Burger Week is a culinary tour! Download the Lexington Burger Week App Passport through app stores. Or, download the pdf Passport on our website. Lexington Burger Week App & Passport include restaurants, burger names, descriptions and addresses.
Post three or more unique burger photos at participating restaurants tagging #LexBurgerWeek and #KyBeef 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 for you and 24 guests!
A huge and heartfelt thanks to our sponsors! The wonderful and always-supportive Kentucky Beef Council, Clark Distributing, Braxton Brewing Company, Coopers' Craft Bourbon, and VisitLex with Beyond Grits & Brewgrass Trail.