The Burger Brawl funds literacy programming through technology for Philadelphia’s underserved children in our public elementary schools.

The event began as a neighborhood fundraiser for the Wasserman’s children’s school, The William M. Meredith Elementary School. Five years ago, their goal was to gather a few restaurant industry friends to create a small event at Fleisher Art Memorial that would eventually fund a new computer lab for Meredith.

Burger Brawl soon outgrew Fleisher and in 2014 moved to the Xfinity Live! Complex. More than 3,000 people attended and more than 50 restaurants participated.

Burger Brawl annually enjoys fantastic media coverage from our friends at WMMR, Fox 29, and the Philadelphia Inquirer. Judges’ Choice Winners have included: Jennifer Carroll, The Capital Grille, Fat Jack’s BBQ and Justin Bogle. People’s Choice Winners have included Michael McNally of London Grill, Bobby’s Burger Palace, Lucky’s Last Chance and Blue Duck Sandwich Co.