It will be a clash of the condiments!  A brawl of the buns!  A punch of the patties!

The 2nd Annual Aberdeen Burger Battle will take place April 1-30, 2024 in Aberdeen. The event is being organized by alumni of the 2023 Leadership Aberdeen Class, along with the Aberdeen Area Chamber of Commerce, Aberdeen Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, and the Aberdeen Downtown Association.  Proceeds from the month-long event will benefit the Salvation Army of Aberdeen. The battle showcases the great burgers Aberdeen restaurants have to offer, with proceeds going to the Salvation Army of Aberdeen for food insecurity programs.

The Salvation Army’s food pantry supplies free fresh produce, canned goods, and healthy frozen items that provide valuable meal supplementation while helping those in need maintain their independence and dignity. From sit-down programs that provide nutritious hot meals and valuable human interaction, to mobile meals and weekend backpacks, they help the most vulnerable members of society escape the daily burdens of food insecurity. Last year the class donated over $10,000 to the Salvation Army through the generosity of sponsors and participating restaurants!

Each restaurant in the Aberdeen Burger Battle pledged to ‘Take a Bite Out of Hunger’ with a charitable donation of at least $300 to the Aberdeen Salvation Army to help aid with local food insecurity. Last year, over 1100 people rated burgers with the highest overall average score and award presented to Three 22 Kitchen + Cocktails with their Bourbon Bacon Burger! Congratulations Three22!

Burger connoisseurs can visit the 16 participating restaurants listed on and rate each of the burgers they try starting April 1, 2024. Ultimately the burger with the highest overall ratings will be unveiled and celebrated on Thursday, May 9th at 5:00 pm as part of the Chamber’s Business After Hours Mixer at IDC.

Burger Battle