The 2019 Indy Burger Battle

Saturday, July 27, 2019

VIP early entry 12 - 1pm, General Admission 1 - 4pm

West Georgia Street, Downtown Indianapolis

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Eat Burgers. Crown the Best. Support Education.

Restaurants from all over Indianapolis create their own unique burger to serve as sliders and you get to try each of them to decide whose is the most scrumptious. At the end of the day, your vote will determine the People's Choice Champion and local celebrity judges will determine the Critic's Choice Champion to crown the best burgers in Indianapolis.

All proceeds from the event will benefit event organizer and Indianapolis-based nonprofit Building Tomorrow and its vision of a world where all children have access to an inclusive, transformative education.

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All tickets include coupons to redeem 1 slider from every restaurant.

Regular Battle Ticket

$30

Online, $35 at the event
gate

Entry: 1pm

VIP Battle Ticket

$50

Entry: 12pm (1 hr early!)

Limited to 125 tickets,
meaning shorter lines and
more time to eat

Youth Battle Ticket

$10

Ages 6-12 (free entry for
children under 6)

Entry: 1pm

Disclaimer: Tickets are non-refundable. We will do our best to host the Indy Burger Battle, even in the event of inclement weather, so please dress and prepare accordingly. In the case of extreme weather preventing grilling, the event may need to be cancelled and ticket purchasers will be notified. Unfortunately, we CANNOT REFUND your ticket and your ticket purchase will be considered a donation to Building Tomorrow.

Event Schedule

VIP Burger Tasting

12 to 1 pm

General Admission Burger Tasting

1 to 3:30 pm

People's Choice Voting Closes

3:30 pm

Announcement of Champions

3:50 pm

Compete in the Battle

Does your restaurant have what it takes to be crowned The Best Burger in Indy? Prove it while gaining exposure to an expected 800 attendees by competing in the event. All area restaurants are welcome to apply to be entered into the competition.

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Sponsor the Event

If you are interested in reaching a large, local audience (over 800 attendees expected), consider sponsoring the Indy Burger Battle by contacting our office at burgers@buildingtomorrow.org or 317-632-3545.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How many burgers do I get to eat?

Each ticket entitles the ticket holder to sample one burger from each competing restaurant. We expect around 15-20 restaurants to compete this year.

What if I know I won't eat all the burgers, can I split a ticket with a friend?

Only 1 person per ticket will be allowed entrance. Just like you can't split the purchase of a restaurant buffet, we don't allow splitting tickets for this event. And we promise, you will fill up here more than at any restaurant buffet.

Do I have to be a certain age to attend?

Nope! All ages are welcome to experience the event.

When can I enter the event?

VIP ticket holders may enter the event starting at 12 pm on event day. All other regular & youth ticket holders may enter the event starting at 1 pm. No early entry is allowed.

How do I enter the event? Do I print my ticket or bring it on my phone?

The entrance to the event will be on the corner of Illinois St. and W. Georgia St. in Downtown Indianapolis. You may either print your ticket or show it on your phone to be scanned and enter the event.

Can I buy a ticket at the gate?

Unless sold out prior to the event (VIP sold out the previous two years), the following ticket types will be sold at the gate on event day: Regular Battle Ticket - $35; VIP Ticket - $50, Youth Ticket - $10

I bought a ticket, but now I can't go. Can I get a refund?

All ticket sales are final and refunds will not be provided. However, you may resell or transfer your ticket to another person.

What if the weather is bad?

We will do our best to host the Indy Burger Battle even in the event of inclement weather, so please dress and prepare accordingly. In the case of extreme weather preventing grilling, the event may need to be cancelled and ticket purchasers will be notified. Unfortunately we CANNOT REFUND your ticket and your ticket purchase will be considered a donation to Building Tomorrow.

Can I bring my dog or other pet to the event?

Due to food safety concerns, we do not allow animals into the event.

You didn't answer my question - what kind of FAQ is this?! Who can I contact if I have additional questions?

We're sorry! Please contact the event organizer, local non-profit Building Tomorrow at 317-632-3545 or burgers@buildingtomorrow.org with any additional questions.