Zinburger Wine & Burger Bar Announces The Great Zinburger Burger Battle Top 8 Finalists






Top 8 Burgers prepared at Zinburger's Test Kitchen in Morris Plains, New Jersey.

Top 8 Burgers prepared at Zinburger’s Test Kitchen in Morris Plains, New Jersey.

Zinburger Wine & Burger Bar Announces The Great Zinburger Burger Battle Top 8 FinalistsAfter reviewing hundreds of recipes submitted by guests via Instagram and Twitter, Zinburger Wine & Burger Bar, the award-winning upscale boutique burger concept, has announced the top 8 entries in The Great Zinburger Battle.

The top 8 signature creations, which were selected by Zinburger’s culinary team, will make their way to Zinburger’s Burger of the Week menu beginning July 2.  Two burgers will compete against each other each week (four weeks total) and the burger with the highest overall sales will be declared the winner of The Great Zinburger Battle.

Top 8 Finalists (name of burger, Zinburger location, submitter’s social media handle, ingredients):

JULY 2-8

Zinburger Wine & Burger Bar Announces The Great Zinburger Burger Battle Top 8 Finalists

Red, White, & Blue Burger is made with freshly ground Certified Angus Beef patty, Point Reyes Blue cheese, tater tots tossed in Frank’s Red Hot sauce and lettuce. Made by @wendyzindler.

  • Red, White & Blue – Springfield, VA – @wendyzindler
    • Certified Angus Beef patty, Point Reyes Blue cheese, tater tots tossed in Frank’s RedHot and lettuce
Zinburger Wine & Burger Bar Announces The Great Zinburger Burger Battle Top 8 Finalists

Angus Beef patty, avocado crème, Cotija cheese, cabbage slaw and tomatillo salsa. Made by @phillyfooddude.

  • The Hamburguesa – Cherry Hill, NJ – @phillyfooddude
    • Certified Angus Beef patty with avocado crème, Cotija cheese, cabbage slaw and tomatillo salsa

JULY 9-15

  • Hula Burger – Arundel Mills, MD – @alankuyatt
    • Certified Angus Beef patty, Hula sauce, pineapple relish, bacon and lettuce
  • The Stanburger – Walt Whitman (Long Island, NY) – @taralene
    • Certified Angus Beef patty, American cheese, macaroni salad, sour cream, BBQ sauce, potato chips and lettuce

JULY 16-22

  • AG’s Crunch Burger – Atlanta, GA – @artinfinitus
    • Certified Angus Beef patty, Gruyere cheese, fried egg, baby arugula, Dijonnaise and Chicharrones
  • New Orleans Burger – Edison, NJ – @itstiamaria
    • Certified Angus Beef patty, Provolone cheese, fried baby shrimp, fried onion strings, cajun aioli, shredded lettuce, sliced tomatoes and pickle chips

JULY 23-29

  • Burger Cubano – Boca, FL – @aaroncohenpac
    • Certified Angus Beef patty, fried plantain chips, Mojo sauce, Cotija cheese and ham
  • Asian Burger – Morris Plains, NJ – @shirlpearlpark
    • Certified Angus Beef patty, ginger soy bacon, blistered shishito peppers, roasted jalapenos, wasabi chive aioli, smoked gouda and shredded lettuce

The winner, who will be announced on July 30, will receive a large Green Egg Grill (valued at $800) and a $250 gift card. Second and third place will receive a $50 gift card and the remaining five contestants will receive a $25 gift card.

For more information about the Zinburger Burger Battle, visit http://www.zinburger.com.  Fans can follow Zinburger and The Great Zinburger Battle on https://www.instagram.com/zinburger and https://twitter.com/zinburgereast.

Since opening the East Coast’s first Zinburger in Clifton, N.J. more than seven years ago to much fanfare, stellar reviews and packed crowds, Zinburger has developed an almost fanatical guest following who enjoy made-to-order gourmet burgers, hand-dipped shakes and floats, decadent pies and 25 wine varieties.

All the gourmet burgers at Zinburger are scratch-made and cooked-to-order on a griddle in their own juices.  The Certified Angus Beef, American-style Kobe Beef and Certified Angus Beef/Prime Rib Blend are ground fresh at least twice a day.

Last year, Zinburger was named to Full Service Restaurant Magazine’s “The Top 50 Emerging Restaurant Chains,” which features the top 50 high potential, performance-proven full-service brands with fewer than 50 locations.

The Briad Group, headquartered in Livingston, NJ, is one of the fastest growing hospitality companies in the U.S. The Briad Group’s entities are: licensed franchisees for Wendy’s, TGI Fridays, Marriott and Hilton.  The Briad Group also owns Zinburger Wine & Burger Bar, an upscale gourmet burger and wine concept that is rapidly expanding on the East coast.