The Steinbach Chamber of Commerce has announced the winners of this year's Burger Days. The 6th annual event ran for one week, ending last Saturday. 

Chamber President Christine Beaumont says Sawney Beans was a big winner this year with its Kerala Burger, based on the tastes of India. The Kerala was named Grand Champion for the most creative burger and was the Reserve Grand Champion for both presentation and taste. 

For the best presentation, the Grand Champion was Doener Grill Express for the Ultimate Crunch Burger.

The best-tasting burger went to R-Bistro for the Chimichurri Steak Burger.

And the Reserve Grand Champion for the most creative burger went to Burrito Hut for the El Rico Burger.

"It was a huge success again this year," says Beaumont, referring to the week-long event.

She notes they received a lot of great feedback, both from individuals trying the burgers as well as from the restaurants. Beaumont says Smitty's is reporting that this year they sold more burgers than in any of the previous years. 

When reflecting on the list of burgers available this year, Beaumont says there was a lot of creativity that went into the creations.

"Our restaurant owners are putting a lot of themselves into their burgers," she says. "So that's exciting."

According to Beaumont, just over 7,500 burgers were sold this year during Burger Days. She notes that represents total revenue of just under $130,000. Beaumont says that is just for the burgers and does not include any drinks or sides that patrons are often buying as part of their meals. And, she says many of the restaurants were using local ingredients to make their creations.

Meanwhile, Beaumont says though the purpose of the Steinbach Chamber of Commerce is to be there for the business community and newcomers, an event like Burger Days is great because it elevates the entire community, attracting people from outside the city as well.

2023 Steinbach Burger Days 

Grand Champion: Doener Grill Express
Reserve Grand Champion: Sawney Beans

Grand Champion: R-Bistro
Reserve Grand Champion: Sawney Beans

Grand Champion: Sawney Beans
Reserve Grand Champion: Burrito Hut

Draw winners: Karen, Kali and Paul 


With files from Corny Rempel


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