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NOVEMBER 3-10, 2015

 Everyone loves a great hamburger. The perfect ratio of burger to bun, the selection of choice ingredients and the overall personality of the burger maestro are all major factors in determining whether any hamburger is worthy of the label ‘great’.

At the World Burger Championship, 50 of the world’s best hamburgers and their cooks, as determined by competitions and publications across the country, will receive automatic invitations to enter and compete at The World Food Championships.  Home cooks, restaurateurs and chefs will all compete to see whose cuisine reigns supreme.



Competition Structure

The World Food Championships will feature three rounds of competition.  
Signature Dish:  competitors will create their best recipe for judging within each category.  
Structured Build:  this round separates the contenders from the pretenders by forcing everyone to create their own spin on the same basic dish.  
Infused Ingredient:  the top competitors in each category will face off for culinary supremacy using the same ingredient in their final category dish.

Competition Schedule and Rules

The World Burger Championship will be limited to the first 50 entrants who are fully qualified, registered and confirmed. Any qualified entrant who wants to compete after the field is full must seek a special exemption from the WFC competition committee.
The following competitions are preferred qualifying events for the 2015 World Burger Championship: 

The Hwy. 395 Band and Bruger Battle (Mammoth Food and Wine Experience) 

Bands, Burgers and Brews Burger Throwdown 

Cookmore World Food Burger Challenge 

The following competitions are automatic qualifying events for the 2015 World Burger Championship:

Denver Burger Battle - Denver, CO
Sacramento Burger Battle - Sacramento, CA
Memphis Burger Fest - Memphis, TN
Atlanta Burger Battle - Atlanta, GA
Scottsdale Burger Battle - Scottsdale, AZ (Judge's Choice)
Scottsdale Burger Battle - Scottsdale, AZ (People's Choice)
Grillstock - Burger - Manchester UK
Philadelphia Burger Brawl - Philadelphia, PA
Detroit Burger Brawl - Detroit, MI
Best Burger in the Valley
Riverwalk Burger Battle 
Burger Beast Burgie Awards
Big Burger Throwdown - Austin, TX
England's Best Burger Contest
Burger Mania
Twin Cities Burger Battle
Boston Magazine Battle of the Burger
Kimchi Burger Beer Battle
Sioux Falls Downtown Burger Battle
Boca Burger Battle 
Nebraska's Best Burger
Burger Battle at the Bloomin Festival
Time Out New York Battle of the Burger Showdown
Iowa's Best Burger
National Hamburger Festival
Barks and Burgers
Indiana Dunes Burger War
Weber Big Burger Battle
Nashville Scene - Best of Nashville (Burger)
New Orleans Gambit - Best Burger
OC Weekly - Best Burger (Editors Choice)
Minneapolis CityPages - Best Vegetarian Burger
Minneapolis CityPages - Best Fancy Burger
Madison Magazine - Best of Madison (Burger Gold)
Food & Wine Best Burger in America
OC County Register Best of - Best Burger
Best of Big D - Burger
Triangle Downtowner Magazine - Best Burger
Columbus Alive - Best of Columbus
Baltimore Magazine - People's Choice
Chicago Mag - Best of Chicago
SF Weekly - Best Classic Burger
SF Magazine - Best of the Bay
Philly Mag - Best Gastropub Burger
Kansas City Pitch - Best Burger
Chicago Reader - Best Burger
Memphis Flyer - Best Burger
Orlando Weekly - Best Burger
Washington City Paper - Best Burger
Oakland Magazine Best Burger
Tucson Weekly - Best Burger
OnMilwaukee's Best Burger
FW Weekly - Best Burger
Louisville A List - Best Burger
Pittsburgh City Paper - Best Burger
Sauce Magazine - Best Burger
Oklahoma Gazette - Best Burger
Jacksonville Magazine - Best Burger
Toledo City Paper - Best Burger
Time Out NY - Best Burger
Zagat's Best Burger in LA
LA Weekly's Best Burger
Nashville Lifestyle's Burger Battle
Indy Burger Battle (People's Choice)
Indy Burger Battle (Judges Choice)
WNC Battle of the Burger
Best of the Best Burger Battle (Mammoth Food & Wine Experience)
Best Memphis Burger Fest
Culinary Fight Club – Burger 
Steak Cookoff Association
Grill for Ten Grand

If a contest or competition winner is unable to accept the invitation and participate in The World Food Championships, invitations will be extended to an alternate winner at the same event or the winner of an additional event.

Rules, processes and tournament structure for the WFC are subject to change, but all decisions made by the WFC competition committee are final.

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The following competitions are automatic qualifiers for the 2015 World Burger Championship:

United States Events

Event Location Date
Food & Wine Best Burger in AmericaUSMay 1, 2015
International Competition Wayne Lohman Team 1USJan 1, 2015
Food Champ Online Recipe ContestOnline Contest, US
Bull Burger BattlesUSMay 16, 2015
Food Champ Online Recipe ContestUS
Top Ten Burger 2014USJan 1, 2015
Burger Week Nashville SceneUSJul 17, 2015
Colorado Burger SummitUSJul 25, 2015
Netherlands Burger smack downUSJul 28, 2015
Twin Cities Burger BattleUSAug 21, 2015
Cookmore BurgerUSAug 27, 2015
CFC Burger/seafoodUSAug 31, 2015
Intrenational teams US
Bubba Burger Online CompetitionUSSep 9, 2015
Bubba Burger Online CompetitionUSSep 9, 2015
Battle of the BurgerUSSep 10, 2015
PNWBA Burger competitionUSSep 16, 2015
Culinary Fight Club BurgerUSSep 17, 2015
Kenmore CookmoreUSSep 23, 2015
Online JAPUSSep 19, 2015
James BeardUS
Netherlands Best BurgerUSMay 28, 2015
best burger USAug 10, 2015
CASA BaconfestSpringdale, Arizona , USOct 1, 2015
Scottsdale Burger BattleScottsdale, AZ, USApr 1, 2015
Oakland Magazine - Best BurgerOakland, CA, USJul 1, 2015
The Hwy. 395 Band & Burger BattleMamouth, CA, USJul 18, 2015
SF Weekly - Best Classic BurgerSan Francisco , California, USOct 1, 2015
Jacksonville Magazine - Best BurgerJacksonville, FL, USMay 1, 2015
Riverwalk Burger BattleFt. Lauderdale, FL, USMay 8, 2015
Orlando Weekly - Best BurgerOrlando, FL, USJun 1, 2015
Boca Burger BattleBoca Raton, FL, USJul 11, 2015
Chicago Reader - Best BurgerChicago, IL, USMay 16, 2015
Culinary FIght ClubChicago, IL, USAug 1, 2015
Indy Burger BattleIndianapolis , Indiana, USAug 10, 2015
Louisville A-List - Best BurgerLouisville, KY, USJun 30, 2015
New Orleans Gambit - Best BurgerNew Orleans, LA, USJul 1, 2015
Baltimore Magazine - Best Burger - People's ChoiceBaltimore, Maryland, USAug 15, 2015
Boston MagazineBoston, Massachusetts, USJul 31, 2015
Detroit Burger BattleDetroit, Michigan , USAug 8, 2015
Kansas City Pitch - Best BurgerKansas City, Missouri, USSep 30, 2015
Best Burger in the ValleyStill Water, MN, USMay 1, 2015
Twin Cities Burger BattleSt. Paul, MN, USMay 16, 2015
Sauce Magazine - Best BurgerSt. Louis, MO, USJun 30, 2015
Nebraska's Best BurgerKearney, NE, USMay 1, 2015
National Hamburger FestivalBuffalo, New York, USAug 8, 2015
Burger ManiaNorth Brunswick, NJ, USJul 18, 2015
Past 5 year ChampsLas Vegas, NV, US
Bull TeamLas Vegas, NV, USAug 22, 2015
2013 World Food Champ WinnerLas Vegas, NV, USAug 25, 2015
Oklahoma Gazette - Best BurgerOklahoma City, OK, USJul 1, 2015
Philly Burger BrawlPhiladelphia, PA, USJun 14, 2015
Philly Mag - Best Gastropub BurgerPhiladelphia, PA, USJul 1, 2015
Bands, Burgers and Brews Burger ThrowdownCharleston, SC, USMay 3, 2015
FW WeeklyFort Worth, Texas, USSep 1, 2015
The Steak Cookoff AssociationBedford, Texas, USAug 22, 2015
Nashville Lifestyle's Burger BattleNashville, TN, USApr 23, 2015
Chattanooga Iron ChefChattanooga, TN, USSep 19, 2015
Best Mephis BurgerMephis, TN, USSep 30, 2015
Burger Battle at the Bloomin' Festival Temple, TX, USMay 1, 2015
Best of Big D - Best BurgerDallas, TX, USJul 1, 2015
Grillstock - Burger - Manchester, UKManchester, UK, USMay 30, 2015
Grillstock - Burger - Bristol, UKBristol, UK, USJul 11, 2015
Grill for Ten GrandSuquamish, Washington, USAug 28, 2015

International Events

Event Location Date
Canadian Food ChampionshipsEdmonton, Canada , CAJul 22, 2015