National Burger Day: Former pop-up wins the best burger in Ireland
A burger restaurant in Galway has been named as the home to the best burger in Ireland.
Handsome Burger was announced as the winner yesterday for National Burger Day which occurs today.
Almost 20,000 votes were cast for what diners believe is the purveyor of the best burger, out of a pool of 500 burger outlets around the country.
Handsome Burger's co-owners Rory McCormack and Cathal O’Connor say their secret is using fresh, local Galway produce.
Earlier this year, Handsome Burger opened at Eatyard in Dublin.
Rory McCormack said “The award is all the more exciting having started the business as a pop-up restaurant only three years ago. We could never have imagined we’d be celebrating an award of this level so soon."
"It’s times like these that makes all of the hard work worthwhile!”
Kepak is hosting Ireland’s National Burger Day across the country today, and certain burger restaurants are offering two for one on some burgers. For a full list of participating outlets please visit www.nationalburgerday.ie
Best burger in Ireland
Overall Winner: Handsome Burger, Galway
Runners Up: The Hungry Moose, Kilkenny
Best national burger at a…
Fast Food Chain: Eddie Rockets
Independent Fast Food Chain: Romayo’s
Restaurant: Thunder Road Café in Dublin
Hotel: Harvey’s Point in Tawnyvorgal, Donegal
Pub: Judge Roy Beans in Newbridge, Kildare
Convenience/Forecourt: Burger King at Applegreen
Most Creative Burger Build
The Butcher Restaurant in Kilkenny
Best Independent Takeaway
Connaught: Cafolla’s in Castlebar, Mayo
Leinster: Tony’s Pizzeria in Dundalk, Louth
Munster: Chicken Hut in Limerick
Ulster: Johnny’s Ranch in Donegal
Northern Ireland: The Chippy in Limavady
Best Independent Chain
Connaught: Blue Thunder in Claremorris, Mayo
Leinster: Mullen’s in Dundalk, Louth
Munster: Dooly’s in Waterford
Ulster: Friar’s Rest in Letterkenny, Donegal
Best Gourmet Burger Specialist
Connaught: Flipside in Sligo
Leinster: The Hungry Moose in Kilkenny
Munster: West Cork Burger Company in Cork
Ulster: The Hatch in Down