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Iowa Best Burger Nominations Being Accepted

Iowa’s beef producers are asking Iowans to help find the best burger in the state for 2022. 

The Iowa Beef Industry Council (IBIC) and the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association (ICA) are taking nominations for your favorite burger, whether it’s gourmet or down-home style. The 2021 Iowa’s Best Burger winner came from northeast Iowa with Bambino’s in Ossian garnering top honors.

IBIC Chairman Kent Pruisman says, “Although burgers are often standard fare, we know from experience that the winners of this contest are well-above standard, and serve outstanding burgers. Finding these great burgers depends on Iowans choosing their favorite, and nominating them.”

This is the thirteenth year of the annual Iowa’s Best Burger contest, which officially kicked off on February 14. Iowans are encouraged to nominate their favorite burger before March 14th.

To qualify, the burger must be a 100% real beef patty and served on a bun or bread product. The more nominations a restaurant receives, the better the chances to make the “Top Ten,” which will be announced March 18th. Finalists will then be eligible for the secret taste-test of contest judges. The 2022 winning burger will be announced May 2nd to kick-off of May Beef Month.

You can find more information on the contest here:

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) 337-8924. Photos of your favorite burger can be shared socially using #IABestBurger. The nomination period will close at 5 p.m. on March 14, 2022.

Restaurants can download a digital toolkit including promotional materials for the contest from IBIC’s website at to promote the contest to their customers. The promotional materials can be used in the restaurants, online, or on social media.

Mark Pitz

News Director/Weekdays 10am to 2pm on 95.9 KCHA
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