ORANGE BEACH, AL--(Marketwired - March 17, 2017) - BUBBA burger® announced today that it will be returning to the beach in November to help produce Food Sport's biggest burger battle yet at the 2017 World Food Championships. As one of America's favorite quality-based, gluten-free products, BUBBA will be sponsoring the World Burger Championship in hopes of elevating burger to the ultimate food champion for the first time in WFC history.
"We think it's time for burger to sizzle its way right to the top," commented Andy Stenson, Vice President of Marketing for BUBBA. "It's been so close numerous times, and last year's field of contestants were truly amazing. So we will be starting that burger chant fast and furious this year at WFC!"
"Having BUBBA back for the fourth year in a row is an honor for our championship," said Mike McCloud, CEO of WFC. "They have provided incredible products, support and passion for Food Sport, and I know the competitors enjoy working with Andy and his team."
Like last year, up to 50 burger competitors will face off at WFC by first producing their burger of choice as a Signature dish. Then, BUBBA burgers will be provided as each contestant is challenged to a Structured build, rules for which will be announced on or before August 1st. The combined score of these two dishes will then determine the Top 10 finishers, who will then be faced with a final "Infusion" challenge. All three scores will be combined to determine the 2017 World Burger Champion, who will win a $10,000 prize purse and a trip to the Final Table.
At the Final Table, the World Burger Champion will try to win best dish at WFC as he or she competes against the champions in nine other categories -- Bacon, Barbecue, Chili, Dessert, Recipe (with Chicken as the focus), Seafood, Steak, Sandwich and World Chef Challenge.
"To have our burgers featured in this world-class competition is simply incredible," Stenson commented. "The culinary talent that is demonstrated at WFC is amazing, and it only gets bigger and better each year. So we can't wait to see what the Food Champs do with our juicy, flavorful burgers. I'll be right there in the judges' tent to find out!"
As part of the sponsorship, BUBBA will also be hosting an online qualifier for a Golden Ticket to WFC. Details on this will be announced soon by WFC on its official social platforms.
BUBBA burger® is sold in grocery stores nationwide throughout the United States as well as world-wide through the U.S. Military Commissary system. BUBBA burger® is a natural choice for quality and convenience, using only the highest quality ingredients to produce our uniquely shaped, gluten-free BUBBA burgers. You can take them right from your freezer to your grill or skillet and BUBBA burgers come in many varieties to fit any taste. For more information, please visit www.bubbafoods.com.
About the World Food Championships
The World Food Championships (www.WorldFoodChampionships.com) features hundreds of culinary champions seeking food fame and fortune. The sixth annual event, scheduled for Nov. 8-14, 2017 at The Wharf in Orange Beach, Alabama, features 10 categories of competition before culminating in a high-stakes Final Table showdown for hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash and prizes. For all WFC updates, follow World Food Championships on Twitter (@WorldFoodChamp), and Facebook and Instagram (@WorldFoodChampionships).