Vote for your favorite burger in the Boro!
How does the contest work?
Viewers review the "Best Of" categories and type in your nominations.

Questions?
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Connect Statesboro is proud to announce the first annual Best Damn Burger in the Boro contest. The contest runs from April 2 through April 26, 2014. There will be two categories: People’s Choice Award and Judge’s Choice Award. Anyone may nominate a local restaurant from Statesboro for having the best burger in town, online from April 2 through April 18, 2014.

The top 5 winners of the People’s Choice Award will be back up for a final Judge’s Choice Award. A panel of judges will score each of the top five winners from the People’s Choice Award. The hamburger with the highest combination of votes and judge’s score will be the overall winner.

The judging will take place on April 26th at The Forum at Statesboro. Participating restaurants will grill pool-side for the Judge’s Choice Award. We will have a DJ and fun giveaways! Get your bathing suits out and join us for a fun afternoon by the pool and watch as the top restaurants battle it out for the BEST DAMN BURGER IN THE BORO!!

RESTAURANTS – HOW CAN YOU PARTICIPATE?
The idea behind the contest really isn’t just crowing the “BEST BURGER” in Statesboro, but rather is a way to showcase all of the great burgers served in town. Our hope is that this promotion will encourage new customers to visit your restaurant and regular customers to come back more often. Please take this opportunity to promote the burgers on your menu and use the contest as a tool to increase sales!
Below is a list of suggestions to use within your restaurant to promote the contest.
Get creative and have FUN!
• Table Tents
• Menu Inserts
• Signs/Flyers
• Social Media Posting

INCREASE YOUR CHANCES
There are all kinds of ways to get your customers to submit a nomination. Below are a few ideas to help you get started.

• Offer a burger & drink special including the burger you want to highlight
• Offer a price incentive for customers to try and vote for your burger
• Include a “vote for us” reminder note along with the final bill
• Promote the contest on your website, Facebook and other social media sites
• Mention your participation in the contest in your print advertising efforts
• Incorporate staff incentives for promoting your burger and the contest
• Include your logo on the Best Damn Burger in the Boro contest website
• Advertise with Connect Statesboro paper and take advantage of the special rates available for this contest

WHY PARTICIPATE?
This contest is a great way to gain some exposure and also show your pride in serving some of the best burgers in Statesboro. As the winner of this award, you will be presented with a “Best Damn Burger in the Boro” plaque, a charcoal grill and free advertising package with Connect Statesboro. Please consider promoting this contest in your restaurant and with Connect Statesboro. We will be offering special advertising rates for all restaurants during this contest.

For more information, please contact Stephanie Childs at 912.531.0786 or schilds@connectstatesboro.com.