The Indy Burger Battle, a Building Tomorrow event The Indy Burger Battle, a Building Tomorrow event

Indy Burger Battle is back in 2021!

Friday, July 23—Sunday, August 1

Indy Burger Battle is back for a 9th year of fun! Once again we're partnering with some of Indy's best restaurants to serve up delicious, mouthwatering sliders and support quality education in Uganda...what's not to love!

Eat Burgers. Crown the Best. Support Education.

Restaurants from all over Indianapolis will serve you their own set of signature sliders and you get to try each of them to decide whose is the most scrumptious. At the end of the 10-day battle, your vote will determine the People's Choice Champion to crown the best burger in Indianapolis.

All proceeds from Indy Burger Battle ticket sales 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.

Learn more about the cause

Event Details

We hope you're ready to travel because Indy Burger Battle 2021 is going passport-style! Due to ongoing COVID-19 safety concerns, we've once again decided to hold a virtual, 10-day, passport-style version of the event. The 2020 format proved to be a huge success, so we're thrilled to be back for another year of flavor and fun. Check back soon for more event details, our list of stellar participating restaurants, and the chance to claim your ticket!

1. Buy your virtual burger "passport" at when tickets go on sale later this summer.

2. Dine-in or carry-out at one of our participating restaurants (full list TBD) between July 23 and August 1.

3. Display your virtual "passport" to the server or cashier and receive 2 free sliders.

4. Purchase additional drinks and sides to support local business as they bounce back from COVID-19 restrictions.

5. Visit as many restaurants as you can—your passport gets you 2 sliders at all of them.

6. Cast your vote for your favorite burger by August 1 at 11:59pm to crown Indy's Best Burger!

Ticket Information

Every ticket will include:

Two free
burger sliders



Participating restaurants
(Check back soon for the full list.)

Tickets will go on sale later this summer—check back here soon or keep an eye on our social media for announcements about ticket sales.

Sponsor the Event

The Red Gold tent stands in the middle of the Indy Burger Battle

If you are interested in sponsoring the 2021 Indy Burger Battle and reaching a large, local audience while supporting education, contact our team at

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Check out what we accomplished in 2020!


raised in support of Building Tomorrow's work to promote inclusive, transformative education for children in rural Uganda.

The Reigning Indy Burger Battle Champions

Gallery Pastry Bar

Foie Burger

Critics' Choice Champion

Binkley's Kitchen & Bar

La Jefa Burger

People's Choice Champion