P.E.I. Burger Love showing restaurants love

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SUMMERSIDE – Prince County restaurants registered in the P.E.I. Burger Love promotion are seeing an increase in business.

Fifty-four restaurants across the province are registered for the competition this year, with nine in Prince County.

The restaurants offer a gourmet burger, and patrons vote for their favourties.

This is the third year FiveEleven West in Summerside has competed. Manager Emily MacEwen said they are having a successful campaign so far.  

“It’s worth while to get new people coming in,” she said.

The restaurant is hoping for even more votes next week, when the Grand Slam Curling Players Championship comes to Summerside.

“We’re hoping some of the curlers, their families, and those watching will try our burger,” she added.

Anson’s Restaurant in Slemon Park is also competing and so far it’s bringing in new customers.

“We’re seeing customers we’ve never seen before,” said Kevin Moufler, manager, “It’s great to get more people in the door.”

Moufler said the restaurant’s burger has gotten tons of positive reviews.

“Around 300 burgers have been sold as of yesterday.”

Anson’s managers are already planning to compete next year.

“It’s a no-brainer to participate next year,” said Moufler.

The Kensington Club and Black Horse Grill in Kensington is also registered. Manager Darcy Busch is also a success story.

“It’s phenomenal. It’s going really good. We’re having a lot more business.”

The Club had to change its hours to keep up with the demand.

“We’ve been opening the kitchen on Sundays. We don’t usually open it on Sundays.”

Just like Anson’s and FiveEleven West, the Club has also sold around 300 burgers, and plans to compete again next year.

Other Prince County establishments registered are: Dream Away Cafe, Bedeque; Brothers 2, Summerside; Gentleman Jim’s, Summerside; Island Stone Pub, Kensington; the Loyalist Lakeview Resort, Summerside; and Frosty Treat Dairy Bar, Kensington.

Organizations: Kensington Club, Lakeview Resort

Geographic location: Summerside, Prince, Slemon Park Kensington

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