HOW IT STARTED
The Philadelphia Burger Brawl was conceived and organized in 2011 by Rob and Maggie Wasserman, owners of the legendary Rouge restaurant in Rittenhouse Square, an establishment with its own burger worthy of special mention. The event, however, is far from just being about consumption but instead, is about giving back. Proceeds from the event help fund and develop functional computer labs for Philadelphia's public elementary schools.
"When we began the Philadelphia Burger Brawl two years ago, we really had no idea how well the idea would be received or the amount of enthusiasm people would bring to the event," said Rob Wasserman "The combination of world-class food, the awesome urban setting of Philadelphia and the ultimate goal of supporting an educational institution and its student body come together to create an amazing experience for everyone involved."
FOR A GOOD CAUSE
The 2013 Philadelphia Burger Brawl continues to push towards significant fundraising goals, with the aim of building new computer labs for Philadelphia's public elementary schools. Participating chefs donate the ingredients necessary to cook their burgers while Rouge supplies the grills, charcoal, space and serving equipment.
WHERE TO FROM HERE
2013 represents the Philadelphia Burger Brawl's third year. The Brawl has become a premier culinary event in Philadelphia and a "fight" that the city's top burger chefs look forward to. The Brawl will continue to grow; finding new ways to support education in the city and the students who rely on it. A great deal of thanks goes to our fantastic SPONSORS who help make the event possible.