Al’s Burger Shack celebrates one year
In celebration of its first anniversary, Al’s Burger Shack hosted a burger recipe contest and selected the cook-off winners on Wednesday.
Customers submitted burger recipes, and the restaurant put together a panel of local business owners, including the restaurant’s owner and judges from Italian Pizzeria III, Rumors boutique and Beer Study, to taste test and determine the final three winners.
The first place winner was the Aloha, a grilled beef burger topped with gruyere, grilled pineapple, sliced red onion, ginger-teriyaki aioli and fresh jalapenos.
Catie Pike, a cashier at the restaurant, said the finalists won free T-shirts and had the opportunity to display their burgers on the special menu board. If customers like the burger, it will become a permanent offer.
“If everybody likes it, and it sells more, we could very easily put it on the menu,” Pike said.