Eat burgers. Vote for your favorite. Repeat.

Contributed by AOTourism

 The area’s top chefs and restaurants are putting their best burgers to the test this May in a new competition: introducing Burger Battles!

In honor of Burger Wars, Opelika’s annual burger grilling competition coming up on June 5, Auburn-Opelika Tourism has expanded the competition. The public will decide the grand champion when they vote for their favorites throughout the month of May.

 Beginning May 1 through June 5, patrons can dine at participating restaurants during normal business hours, order the featured burger, and vote for their favorites on Auburn-Opelika Tourism’s social pages. Be sure to follow @AuburnOpelika on FacebookInstagram or Twitter to cast your vote.

Participants include Zazu Gastropub, Auburn Plaza, The Waverly Local, Robs Ribs, Bow &  Arrow, The Hound, Lucy’s, Acre, La Cantina, Café 123 and Niffer’s.

The 11 burgers will go head-to-head in Burgers Battles. Is your mouth watering yet? Many of the participating restaurants use locally sourced ingredients from the beef to the bacon to the made-from-scratch aioli. Check out the Burger Battles Breakdown for a full list of participating restaurants, burger descriptions and hours of operation, and start planning your meals accordingly.

Feel good about eating local and get a jump on your burger judging skills just in time for the Burger Wars event on June 5. Learn more about Burger Battles and Burger Wars here.

 For more information or questions, contact Cat Bobo at