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

More: 12 of the best burgers in Ireland: Beef up with our blockbuster list!

Source: Read Full Article