PORTLAND, Ore., March 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- (http://www.stanfords.com) Stanford's, with eight Washington and Oregon locations, is excited to announce the 'Ultimate Burger Showdown' co-sponsored by Widmer Brothers Brewery. The contest will earn top contestants much more than simply bragging rights.
Spring is just around the corner with grilling season hot on its heels: Now is the time to take on the challenge, fire up the grill and create a juicy burger that's worthy of a big cash prize and gift cards redeemable at any Stanford's restaurant.
With both cash prizes and an abundance of Stanford's gift cards on the line, the stakes are high to submit the best burger recipe.
As an additional reward, the top three winning recipes will be featured in Stanford's restaurants during a June – July burger promotion.
1st place: $2,500 cash prize plus $1,200 in Stanford's Gift Cards (1 per month for 12 months)
2nd place: $1,500 cash prize plus $600 in Stanford's Gift Cards (1 per month for 6 months)
3rd place: $1,000 cash prize plus $300 in Stanford's Gift Cards (1 per month for 3 months)
4th through 10th places: Each winner will receive a $100 Stanford's Gift Card
Entries for the Ultimate Burger Showdown will be accepted until March 31, 2011. Recipes will be judged in April and the top 10 burger recipes will be chosen by Stanford's. See complete rules and regulations at (www.ultimateburgershowdown.com )
The top three burger recipes will be selected by a panel of judges made up of local food experts and tastemakers and the chosen chefs will be invited to participate at a live cook-off sponsored by Widmer Brothers Brewery. The event will be held at Stanford's Kruse Way restaurant.
Each contestant will prepare his or her own burger recipe outdoors on a grill at Stanford's. They will present the burgers, plated with Stanford's signature hand-cut fries and a pickle, to the judges in a style similar to that of popular T.V. cooking programs, such as Top Chef.
"Stanford's has always been synonymous with classic, American fare, and no meal represents the heart of the American menu as universally as a big, juicy burger with hand-cut fries and a pickle. We can hardly wait to see what contestants come up with and share those award-winning burger recipes with our guests," says Chris Ideson, Regional Director. .
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