2016 NYC Burger Week By the Numbers
NY BURGER WEEK MAY 1-7, 2016
– 7 Days of delicious Burger events –
Kicking off National Hamburger Month, Schweid & Sons proudly hosted the Annual NYC Burger Week, May 1-7, 2016.
NYC Burger Week is 7 days of delicious and creative Hamburger events all over New York City.
Hashtag = #NYCBurgerWeek
New York City—in what other town is there a single food item that is so loved, so unique, and so important that it can claim its own week? There is a never-ending energy and excitement from both chefs and food fanatics around Burgers here. That’s why there is so much innovation and heritage around the Burger. We just all love it so much.
The Hamburger is the ultimate American comfort food. It symbolizes comfort, safety, warmth, home, freedom, faith, love, companionship, and all that’s right in the world. A Hamburger not only cures hunger pangs, but it can also cure the blues. It’s a symbol of America—a symbol of progress, commerce, business, and pride. This nation and the billions of dollars behind it have, in part, been made on the one sandwich with the most exciting universal appeal.
New York City is at the center of culinary advancement due to the high intensity at which its residents operate and the high volume of restaurants in such a small space. If you don’t like the Burger at one restaurant, it’s possible that there is another one (or two, or three) available on that same block. That’s why NYC Burger Week was created: to showcase and share the talents of some of our favorite local Burger makers.
NYC BURGER WEEK 2016 BY THE NUMBERS
- Number of events: 7
- Number of restaurants involved in events: 8
- Number of different Burgers served: 16
- Total pounds of ground beef consumed: 215
- Amount of Burgers consumed by Schweid & Sons employees: 36
- Total Guests: 352
And for the biggest and most important number of them all, drum roll please…
Number of Burgers served: 716
THE BEER CULTURE BOOZY BURGER BRUNCH
– Beer & Whiskey Pairing with 3 different Certified Angus Beef® Burgers –
Presented by Schweid & Sons and EatFamous, featuring Heaven Hill and Gun Hill Brewing Co
JOE’S BAR NYC GOLDEN BURGER LIFT DINNER
– Wonka Themed Burgers and Cocktails –
Presented by Schweid & Sons, featuring Burger Lift
BLACK IRON BURGER CIVIL WAR
– Super Hero Themed Burger & Beer Battle –
Presented by Schweid & Sons, featuring BurgerWeekly
THE AINSWORTH – BOURBON AND BURGERS DINNER
– Cocktail Course, Cooking Course, Instagram Course with a Bourbon and Burger Dinner –
Presented by Schweid & Sons, featuring Cheatdayeats and CY_Eats
UNCLE SAM’S BURGERS – THE TWISTED BURGER EXPERIENCE
– Off-Menu Burger Sampling Dinner –
Presented by Schweid & Sons, featuring EatFamous
BURGERS FOR BARKERS
– The ULTIMATE Brooklyn Burger Booze and Beer Event –
with Hard Times Sundaes, Emily and Sixpoint at NY Distilling Company
Presented by Schweid & Sons, featuring Gotham Burger Social Club
BROTHER JIMMY’S THE KENTUCKY DERBY OF BURGERS
– Kentucky Derby viewing party with off-menu Burgers and paired drinks –
Presented by Schweid & Sons, featuring The Sisterhood of The Unbuttoning Pants
Thank you to every chef, restaurant, media partner, food blogger, food fanatic, Burger lover, charity, brand, attendee, and anyone else that played a part in making NYC Burger Week 2016 a massively delicious and fun week of events! It’s a mighty big Burgerverse we live in, but you make it that much more exciting.