All About Cabarrus Burger Madness

March 1, 2022

All the information you need to join in on this month’s savory celebration!

Get ready for pure burger bliss—the second annual “Cabarrus Burger Madness” celebration is underway! Check out all the details below, then start mapping out your own tasty tour of Cabarrus County, North Carolina.

The Details

WHO: 17 local chefs and countless hungry diners!

WHAT: Brand new burger creations are available for a limited time at 17 local restaurants! Devour, deliberate, and vote for your favorite! Mouthwatering descriptions for all burgers are below.

WHEN: March 1-31. The “Most Popular Burger” will be announced on April 1!

WHERE: Cabarrus County, NC! Click on the restaurants listed next to each burger below for contact information, social media channels and more. Participating restaurants are located in Concord, Harrisburg, Kannapolis, and Mt. Pleasant.

WHY: This friendly, bragging-rights competition showcases the culinary creativity of Cabarrus County’s chefs and gives diners exciting new dishes to sample!

The Lineup

Smoke and Spice – 2 Gals Kitchen
Juicy, lean beef patty with house-smoked brisket, caramelized onions, cowboy candy from Green Leaf Farms, melted cheddar cheese, and house-made BBQ sauce on a toasted brioche bun.


The Steph Curry Burger – 73 & Main
Triple patty (three 3-ounce patties consisting of fresh round sirloin, ribeye, and tenderloin), triple cheese (American, pepper jack and smoked gouda), triple bacon, triple sauces (sriracha mayo, BBQ sauce, and firecracker sauce), triple condiments served with triple spiced fries.


The Ooey Gooey Cheesesteak Burger – Bebo’s Charcoal & Beef
A Black Angus patty topped with American cheese, sirloin steak, griddled onions, spicy jalapeños, fresh pickles and ooey gooey cheese whiz.


Crafty Carolina Classic – Cabarrus Brewing Company
Two quarter-pound Angus Beef patties, American cheese, house-made Concord Lager chili, creamy slaw, yellow mustard, and beer battered onion rings on a Dukes Bread Bun.


Pimento Cheese-Bacon Burger – Chophouse 101
An 8-ounce patty, Chophouse seasoning, homemade pimento cheese, sautéed onions, mayonnaise and mustard, lettuce, and tomato on a Brioche bun.


La Frita Cubana – Havana Carolina Restaurant & Bar
Seasoned ground beef and chorizo patty grilled with onions and topped with tomatoes, lettuce, shoestring potatoes, smoked bacon, and a fried egg.


The Happy Tummy – Hot Box Next Level Kitchen
A third-pound burger, tomato bacon jam, cheddar and provolone, crispy onions, smoked jalapeños, and garlic aioli.


The Thunderlicious Pizza Burger – Iron Thunder Saloon & Grill
Stacked with one of Iron Thunder’s famous “kickstands”—house-made cheese sticks—and a chargrilled 8-ounce hand-pattied Angus Beef burger patty, marinara and provolone cheese, then the top bun is flipped to create a pepperoni pizza to top off the burger.


Roasted Jalapeño Bacon Beer Cheeseburger – Jackie Boy’s Grill & Tap
Half-pound prime ground beef topped with roasted jalapeño and candied bacon and smothered in craft beer cheese, served on Jackie Boy’s signature brioche bun.


Put a Ring on It Burger – Johnny Rogers Burgers & BBQ
A half-pound of hand-pattied Certified Angus Beef, seasoned and seared to perfection, topped with melted provolone cheese, crisp bacon, savory bacon onion jam, crunchy hand-battered onion rings and slathered in homemade Cajun remoulade sauce.


Chicky Baby Burger – Lee’s Sandwich Shop
A beef burger infused with Lee’s own smoked BBQ, hickory smoked bacon, with a dash of salt and pepper, topped with caramelized onions and tomatoes, fresh lettuce, mayo and a crispy beer-battered onion ring to finish.


Loco Burger – Punchy’s Diner
Hand-pattied, house-made blend of pork, beef and special seasonings topped with Queso Blanco, Pico de Gallo, avocado, bacon and tortilla strips, all together on a pretzel bun.


Tennessee Hot Bacon Burger – Table 11
House ground beef with spiced candied bacon, pimento cheese, pickles and cornmeal fried green tomato.


Coffee-Peppered Burger with Cheerwine BBQ Sauce – The Garden Grille at Hilton Garden Inn
An 8-ounce Steakburger with The Garden Grille’s signature coffee spiced rub, grilled to your liking and topped with Applewood bacon that has been coated in Cheerwine BBQ sauce, lettuce, tomato, red onion, and more signature Cheerwine sauce, served on a warm pretzel bun.


The Juicy Smoked Burger – The Smoke Pit
Smoked for 30 minutes, made with Certified Angus Beef and blended with a little Brisket fat, then topped with maple bacon jam, sharp American, onion straws, lettuce and tomato.


The NOTORIOUS B.L.T. Burger – The Speedway Club at Charlotte Motor Speedway
Lightly toasted brioche-style bun, a special blend ground sirloin patty stuffed with tomato basil cheddar, topped with a pickled jalapeño B.L.T. slaw (shredded lettuce, pork belly and pickled jalapeños tossed in a creamy remoulade sauce). Finished with a fried green tomato and bacon jam on the bottom bun.


Vortex Handspun Burger – Vortex Bottle Shop
Marinated beef and chorizo patty, fresh tomato slice, house-made mozzarella, roasted tomato-basil aioli, apricot balsamic drizzle on a fig brioche bun.

Which one will you try first?

Dine in or take out, continue to support all of Cabarrus County’s independent restaurants by enjoying meals from these local Places to Eat.

Burger Madness Gear Benefits 1CAN

Cabarrus Burger Madness gear is available now and benefits a great cause in our community! All proceeds will go to 1CAN to stock Cabarrus Blessing Boxes. Shop now!

Don’t forget to vote!

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