A bracket-style contest to crown the best burgers in Porter County begins tomorrow. The contest is an initiative of Indiana Dunes Tourism and the Northern Indiana Tourism Development Commission and was designed to highlight the fact there are so many great burger places in the area for residents and visitors to experience. Indiana Dunes Tourism Promotions Director Ken Kosky told the Region News Team they identified about 50 restaurants in Porter County that serve burgers and the public, through on-line voting and social media, picked the eight finalists.
Kosky says people can visit www.indianadunes.com/wars starting at noon on May 16 to vote in the first round. The winner of each pairing will advance to a round of four on May 26, with the final round of two kicking off on June 2. The winning restaurant will be announced June 10, and will compete against burgers from six other Northern Indiana counties starting June 13 to pick a Northern Indiana champion.
The eight restaurants competing against each other will have tourism-produced posters at their businesses and are encouraged to use social media and be creative in getting diners and voters to come their way.
In addition to awarding prizes to the restaurants, Indiana Dunes Tourism will award a $100 gift certificate – purchased from the winning Porter County restaurant – to one lucky person from among those who dine and vote for their favorite burger. People are encouraged to check www.indianadunes.com and www.facebook.com/IndianaDunesTourism for opportunities to win other prizes.