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2020 NCJ Burger Week!

Welcome to NCJ Burger Week!

Join us in this week-long celebration of the glorious creation known as the hamburger. This year, 16 restaurants are participating in the revelry, using everything from pineapple to meatloaf to brisket to Brussels sprouts to offer up mind-boggling creations. And the bacon. So much beloved bacon. Sixteen burgers in 10 days. Can you try them all? We think you can. Godspeed.

NCJ Burger Week Pro Tips

Good news: #NCJBurgerWeek will be as meaty as last year and adapted to shelter in place. That also means more fellow patrons showing up for dine-in and/or takeout, and, because kitchens aren’t staffed with genies and supplies are not infinite, a given restaurant could run out of its #NCJBurgerWeek burger toward the end of a shift. If that happens, know that we feel your pain and it’s going to be OK. There’s always tomorrow, when you can come back and order the burger we all want you to have. Don’t let your hangry self get the better of you and remember that making and serving burgers is a noble calling. Be kind to those doing this important work.

As mentioned above, folks are excited for #NCJBurgerWeek. Word has spread and your favorite participating spot may go from sleepy to busy. Don’t be surprised if you have to wait a little and be sure to follow social distancing protocols. Treat yourself to a beverage. Revel in the anticipation. And when your burger shows up in all its juicy glory, post about it on social media using #NCJBurgerWeek and you could win a prize.

We all get caught up in the excitement of a deal but don’t lose your manners. Remember the folks cooking and serving are handling more orders and delivering a gourmet burger at a low price during the frenzy that is #NCJBurgerWeek. And they’re doing it in a pandemic. Tip at least 20 percent (yes, for takeout, too) and walk out with your head held high, making your parents and the NCJ team proud. Your patty purveyors will remember it when you come back.

You’re not required to buy anything else but can you really say you’ve had the full experience without some kind of fried side and a beverage? This is the perfect time to try out the fries, onion rings and other goodies our restaurant pals are dishing out while showing a little love to local businesses. Is there craft beer on the menu? Milkshakes? Go big or go home, burger fans.

Use our handy NCJ Burger Week bingo game to keep track of your burger conquests and maybe win a prize. See the last page of this special section for details. It’s drippy, messy work. Need another card? Download it from

#NCJBurgerWeek is on Facebook and Instagram. Follow us and get up-to-date info on everything #NCJBurgerWeek while you peruse the foodporn. And don’t be shy — share your own burger photos using #NCJBurgerWeek and you might win something cool.


Participating Restaurants

Burger Map 2020