One restaurant says during Burger Week it makes double its normal sales

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Burger Week in Lexington is a fun filled week promoting burger creativity.

In it’s fifth year, there are 40 signature, created specially for burger week, burgers promoted and every burger gets a West 6th Brewery pairing.

There’s even a Burger Week passport participants can carry around to track their burger eating progress.

A big plus is the regulated price. Every burger creation is at any of the participating restaurants is $5.

Bar Louie is one restaurant getting in on the fun. It’s owner, Todd Jackson said the low price for customers gets more people in the door, doubling its sales during burger week.

“Last year we made nearly $94,000 in sales, and this year I’m trying to reach $100,000,” he said.

Burger week aficionado, Katie Ricciardi said the cost is a steal for the over-the-top creations the restaurants come up with.

She said last year she was able to try 17 different burgers.

“Me and my friend would go and split one at one restaurant and go to another restaurant and split another one, so we got to do two at once,” Ricciardi said.

When ABC 36 News talked her at Bar Louie for dinner she was already following her same strategy for this year. Ricciardi said she went to the Tilted Kilt Pub and Eatery for lunch and Crank and Boom’s ice cream version of a burger for dessert.

Jackson said at Bar Louie he makes sure to bring in extra staff.

“We like to call burger week, “hell week,” because it is just so busy,” he said. “Last year we sold over 7,500 burgers, we’re talking 2,000 pounds of beef.”

Burger week runs July 8-14 and for more information about the participating locations click here.



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