All Pro Eating Will Once Again Officially Sanction the National Hamburger Eating Championship Presented by Red Robin Gourmet Burgers at the Taste of Hamburg-Er Festival

The East Coast’s premier “all day” hamburger event and Festival will award the Nation’s only recognized National Hamburger Eating Championship title on August 31st during The Taste of Hamburg-er Festival in Hamburg, Pennsylvania. Both Red Robin and Cigars International have been included as Presenting Sponsors.

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Taste Of Hamburg-er Festival - August 31, 2013
Hamburg, Pennsylvania is hamburger hallowed ground, it is the sacred land of one of the greatest American food items...

Hamburg, PA (PRWEB) July 29, 2013

The Taste of Hamburg-er Festival in Hamburg, Pennsylvania has historically been known not only as the East Coast’s most distinguished hamburger celebration but also as the site where Competitive Eating has advanced far beyond other events and developed into the host site of The National Hamburger Eating Championship. This year, The Taste of Hamburg-er Festival National Hamburger Eating Championship Presented by Red Robin and Cigars International will once again be officially sanctioned by the World’s only Independent Competitive Eating organization, All Pro Eating. The National Hamburger Eating Championship will be held on August 31, 2013 and includes a prize pool estimated at over $2,000.00 which will award $900.00 to the First Place finisher.

Todd Greenwald, Chairman of All Pro Eating, commented, “After last year’s historic National Hamburger Eating Championship at The Taste of Hamburg-er Festival and Presented by Red Robin, we felt the focus of the Nation not only from the thousands in attendance who watched to see the only officially sanctioned National Hamburger Eating Championship but also from those throughout our great country as they held their breath in anticipation of the final results.” Greenwald continued, “Hamburg, Pennsylvania is hamburger hallowed ground, it is the sacred land of one of the greatest American food items and we look forward to seeing who will be the individual that carries The Taste of Hamburg-er Festival National Hamburger Eating Championship title off into the sunset!”

“The Taste of Hamburg-er Festival has grown tremendously and offers something for everyone in the family. There are three stages of non-stop entertainment, kids activities, a variety of artisans and crafters, a beer and wine tent and lots of other contests in addition to hundreds of different hamburgers to eat!”, said Deena Kershner, Festival Organizer.

Last year’s winner and the #1 Ranked Independent Competitive Eater in the World, Jamie “The Bear” McDonald from Connecticut is scheduled to participate as he looks to increase his totals from 2012’s event of 11 Red Robin hamburgers totaling 7.91 pounds in 10 minutes. In addition, Competitive Eating’s heavy hitter, David “Tiger Wings and Things” Brunelli who finished 2nd in last year’s event will look to avenge his loss and take his first win against Jamie McDonald. Several other Professional Competitive Eaters have been confirmed including “Munchin” Mike Longo, Joel "The Cannon" Podelsky, Wayne “WaneyWonder” Algenio, Jeremy “The Jowl” Park, Dimitry “The Ukraine Train” Shchupak and Paul “Poppa” Pickett. The Taste of Hamburg-er Festival National Hamburger Eating Championship Presented by Red Robin and Cigars International has limited spots available for those interested in participating and are 18 years of age or older. Registration and Eating Championship information can be found on the All Pro Eating website or by contacting Todd Greenwald at HungryGenius(at)CompetitiveEaters(dot)com

About The Taste of Hamburg-er Festival: The Taste of Hamburg-er Festival originated in 2003 when the PA Beef Council reached out to Hamburg, PA, a prime location for an event to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the burger. Since then, the Hamburg-er Festival has grown to include three stages of non-stop entertainment, contests and activities for all ages and enough burger choices to make your head spin. In 2012, an estimated 30,000 people attended the one day event held annually on Labor Day Saturday. The festival is organized and overseen by a committee of Our Town Foundation, Hamburg’s Community Revitalization Corporation. More information can be found at http://www.tasteofhamburger.com/ and http://www.hamburgpa.org/.

About Lehigh Valley Restaurant Group, Inc.: Lehigh Valley Restaurant Group, Inc. (LVRG; http://www.redrobinpa.com) is a Red Robin franchise covering the Lehigh Valley, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, Philadelphia and Harrisburg regions. Lehigh Valley Restaurant Group, Inc. (LVRG) is a franchise of Red Robin formed in 1991 by former founder and CEO, Stephen J. Hanzlik and a group of his friends. They opened their first Red Robin restaurant in 1993 in at Tilghman Square in Allentown, Pa. During 18 years of operation, LVRG has provided employment, memorable guest experiences and great food to thousands of people. Red Robin was founded on four core values: Honor, Integrity, Continually Seeking Knowledge, and Having Fun. These core values are the foundation of every Red Robin decision from creating its mouthwatering gourmet burgers to hiring energetic team members and even to deciding new restaurant locations. They are also the foundation for how the company treats its team members, guests and communities. Red Robin’s core values can be found embroidered on the sleeve of every team member’s uniform, which serves as a constant reminder of what makes the company unique and special.

About Cigars International: Established in 1996, Cigars International (CI) is the King Kong of cigar companies. Cigars International has become the fastest growing retailer and authority for all things cigars. Today, CI is the industry-leading online and direct marketer of fine, handmade cigars, gifts, accessories, and much more. CI delivers the very best in quality, price, variety, service, and overall experience to each valued consumer. Cigars International has been referred to as an oddball collection of spindly-looking mad scientists feverishly working in a lab well beneath the Earth’s mantle with a laser-like focus aimed at total cigar-world domination. Although not far from the truth, CI is located in the pastoral Lehigh Valley in Bethlehem PA. Currently, Cigars International is comprised of over 250 highly valued employees and has continued strong growth planned. CI owns and operates three industry-leading retail locations throughout the area including their newest location in Hamburg, PA. Additional information can be found at http://www.cigarsinternational.com/.

About All Pro Eating: Founded in 2004, All Pro Eating Promotions is the world’s only recognized Independent Competitive Eating organization and has sanctioned over 180 major Competitive Eating contests and events throughout the world in addition to officially verifying Eating Record attempts. Each event showcases their “Picnic Style Rules” which were created and developed by All Pro Eating to standardize the sport of Competitive Eating. All Pro Eating’s “Eatertainers” (event participants) along with their events and contests have been featured in all forms of major world-wide media. More information can be found at http://www.CompetitiveEaters.com.


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