The Burger Brawl funds literacy programming through technology for Philadelphia’s undeserved children in our public elementary schools. This year the Burger Brawl has also joined forces with The Fund and Dr. Hite, the superintendent of the Philadelphia district on his Right Books campaign. 

The Right Books campaign is meant to provide K-3 classrooms with comprehensive literacy training for teachers, literacy coaches and select libraries-expert-curated books and resources.

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.