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Polk County Burger Week

Ready to take a bite out of Burger Week? This juicy summer event will run from July 19 through July 28, 2024. Polk County Burger Week is an opportunity for local restaurants to showcase their best burger offerings. The inaugural Polk County Burger Week boasts over 50 participating restaurants with burgers from Andy's classic diner style to Nineteen61's elevated gourmet take on the classic. 


Brought to you by Visit Central Florida and Destroyer Media & Marketing, Burger Week is a way to support local restaurants and promote the Polk County culinary scene during summer. Later this month, all participating Burger Week restaurants will offer a Value Burger—a hamburger with a side combo for $11.99 or less—or an Inventive Burger, a unique or gourmet burger without a specific price point. 


"Burger Week is taking the "restaurant week" concept and focusing on burgers. Who doesn't love a burger? For roughly one week in July, we will partner and promote Polk County Burger Week. We ask participating restaurants to be inventive and creative, do something fun with a specialty burger, or create an affordable one. It's an easy way to support local, have a burger, and try something new," said Destroyer Media and Marketing Partner and Publisher, Chris Sexson. 


"Polk is not yet known as a foodie destination, but that is changing. Summer has traditionally been a slow month for restaurants. Burgers, grills, summer, what better time to have burger week than July? The goal is to create an annual event that invites locals to try something new, have a burger, and find their new favorite spot. The more you know, the more you'll go. You will have 50+ burger spots to keep you busy exploring all year long," said Sexson. 


Expect even more from Burger Week in the years to come. Visit Central Florida and Destroyer Media and Marketing plan to bring this event back every summer, expanding offerings and trying out fun new things in future years. "The more we can do to support restaurants, the better. To do your part, you just need to go out and have a burger at Polk County Burger Week! Our local restaurants thank you!" said Sexson. Below are just a few of the inventive burgers you can try out during Polk County Burger Week 2024!



Winter Haven & Davenport

Florida Man Burger

Topped with Boursin spread, orange marmalade, chamoula, fried gator bites, lettuce, tomatoes, and onions.



Brake burger Garage

Birria Burger

¼ lb of Fresh Angus Beef dipped in Birria sauce and topped with bacon-wrapped onion ring and mozzarella cheese on a toasted brioche bun. Served with a side of Birria sauce for dipping, waffle fries, and a drink.



Crave & copper

Pretzel Bun Smashburger

Served with BBQ-glazed smoked pork belly, roasted jalapeño aioli, cheddar cheese, and Napa cabbage.



Hotshots Downtown

The Bacon & Swiss Bully Burger

Not for amateurs, this burger is stacked to perfection with two hand-patted Chuck Angus burgers topped with bacon, Swiss cheese, cheddar cheese, caramelized onions, lettuce, tomato, and mayonnaise. Optional sides are available.



JAC's Corner

Hawaiian Bourbon Burger

Fresh burger patty served with caramelized bourbon onions, grilled pineapple, sliced jalapeños and mozzarella cheese.



Lucille's American Cafe

Mac' N Cheese Burger

Half-pound choice Angus burger,  

applewood bacon, homemade mac & cheese, cheddar,

homemade ranch, lettuce, tomato, and french fries.



Mitchell’s Coffee House 

Sunrise Breakfast Burger

1/2 lb burger on Texas Toast with bacon. Topped with a sunny-side-up egg and served with a fresh fruit salad.




Iberico Pork Frita Burger

Romesco aioli, arugula, sliced Jamon Serrano, fried eggs, and crispy potato. Served with salad or house potato chips. 



Our Noire Kitchen

Dad Bod Burger

Colby jack cheese, pork belly, a brisket patty, pulled pork, and BBQ sauce. Includes one side.



The Depot cafe

at Bonnet Springs Park

Maple Bourbon BBQ Avocado & Bacon Burger

Half pound fresh grilled patty, smoked Gouda cheese, topped with crispy bacon, sliced avocado and a sweet and smokey maple bourbon BBQ drizzle on a Martin's potato roll. Served with house-made chips.


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