Iowa's annual Best Burger contest underway

(Undated) -- Iowa's annual "Best Burger" contest is underway. The Iowa Beef Industry Council's accepting nominations until March 15th.

To qualify to be named Iowa’s Best Burger, the burger must be a 100% real beef patty and served on a bun or bread product. The 2021 Best Burger will be announced in May, the kick-off of May Beef Month in Iowa.

Restaurants getting the most nominations will be visited by a secret panel of judges, who will determine the ultimate winner.

The Iowa Restaurant Association's Stacey Kleusner says the contest is not only a way to celebrate the product Iowa's beef producers bring to market, it also draws business to restaurants- which have a very tough time during the pandemic.

Details about the contest, rules, and the voting form are available on the Iowa Beef Industry Council website, Burger lovers can also find a link to the online nomination form at the Iowa Beef Council Facebook page; or by texting BEEF to (515) 220-2020. Photos of your favorite burger can be shared socially using #IABestBurger. The nomination period will close at 5 p.m. on March 15, 2021.

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