WHAT THE HECK IS
Lexington Burger Week
Brace yourself. This year we will have 40 one-of-a-kind burgers! We're preparing diners for burger mayhem. Each restaurant will create a $5 special burger that is not on the regular menu. Participating chefs will once again try to create the most unique burgers in town.
2019 was a blast! Thank you Central Kentucky - you ate a whole lotta burgers! 110,000 + Lexington Burger Week burgers were consumed at participating restaurants. Wow! Folks collected Passport stamps for 46 unique burgers. 1000+ Passports 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 7 COMMANDMENTS OF
LEXINGTON BURGER WEEK
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 2019. So, if a place runs out toward the end of a shift, take it like a man: 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 2020 since the day after Lexington Burger Week 2019. Don't be surprised if restaurants have waits. In fact, be surprised if they don't.
3. YOU WILL TIP AND GIVE THANKS
$5 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 West Sixth beer pairing. You'll enjoy yourself more. Lexington Burger Week is dine-in only. There will be no $5 carry out orders.
5. CHECK TWITTER, FACEBOOK AND INSTAGRAM
Restaurants are encouraged to post their waits and remaining burgers for the day. $5 burgers are available during regular restaurant hours. Please see restaurant operating hours/days 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. TRAVEL WITH LEXINGTON BURGER WEEK PASSPORT & WIN!
Lexington Burger Week is a culinary tour! Pick up a Lexington Burger Week Passport at any participating restaurant during Burger Week. Passport includes restaurant burger names, descriptions and addresses.
Collect three or more unique burger stamps at participating restaurants then submit Passport 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 and Pepsi for you and 24 guests!
Collect ten or more unique stamps at participating restaurants then submit the Passport for a chance to win Free Burgers for a Year from Smithtown Seafood or Zim's Cafe.
Submit Passports to any participating restaurant, Smiley Pete Publishing or online at lexingtonburgerweek.com.
A huge and heartfelt thanks to our sponsors! The wonderful and always-supportive Kentucky Beef Council, West Sixth Brewing, Smithtown Seafood, Zim's Cafe, VisitLex with Beyond Grits & Brewgrass Trail and G & J Pepsi.