Cheeseburger Challenge Results

Pasadena celebrated all things cheeseburger during Cheeseburger Week® January 26th to 31st. Visitors enjoyed food created especially for the event, took advantage of great deals, followed cheeseburger crawls and voted in the 2020 Cheeseburger Challenge®. In all, 1720 votes were cast in the challenge to determine favorites in 15 categories ranging from Favorite Place for a Burger to Favorite Dessert after a Burger.

Every restaurant is entered in the Favorite Place for a Burger category. Each restaurant that participated for the first time is entered in the Favorite New Restaurant for a Burger category. Besides the Favorite Place for a Burger, restaurants can then enter in up to two additional categories in the 2020 Cheeseburger Challenge®. Voting is conducted online.

Congratulations to those named Favorites in these categories in the 2020 Cheeseburger Challenge®:

Favorite Place to go for a Burger

  1. Dog Haus/Dog Haus Biergarten: 19%
  2. The Stand 15%
  3. The Langham Huntington Hotel 10.5%

Favorite Innovative Burger

  1. Umami Burger 18%
  2. Kings Row Gastropub 13%
  3. The Pan 7%

Favorite Lunch Counter Burger:

  1. Pie ‘n Burger 32%
  2. The Counter 29%
  3. The Pan 18%

Favorite Traditional Cheeseburger

  1. The Stand 32%
  2. Clearman’s Galley 16%
  3. Cindy’s Restaurant 9%

Favorite Sliders

  1. Dog Haus 15%
  2. Ruth’s Chris Steak House 9%
  3. Foothill 8%

Favorite Gourmet Burger

  1. Dog Haus 36%%
  2. The Stand 27%
  3. Terrace at the Langham (tie) 14%

Favorite Alternative burger

  1. Umami Burger (Impossible Burger) 24%
  2. The Counter (Bison Burger) 17%
  3. True Food Kitchen (Upside Down Quinoa Burger) 11%

Favorite Turkey Burger

  1. Barney’s Beanery 26%
  2. The Great Maple/Green Street Restaurant (tie) 18%
  3. Kathleen’s Restaurant 9%

Favorite Sit-down/White Table Cloth Burger

  1. Fleming’s Prime Steak House and Wine Bar 26%
  2. The Royce Wood Fired Steakhouse at the Langham 25%
  3. Alexander’s Steakhouse 18%

Favorite New Participating Restaurant

  1. Alexander’s Steakhouse 25.5%
  2. Granville 24%
  3. Café 1919 at the Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens 17%

Favorite Bar Burger

  1. Dog Haus Biergarten 25.5%
  2. Fleming’s/Clearman’s Galley (tie) 12%
  3. White Horse Lounge 8%

Favorite Veggie/Vegan Burger

  1. Taproom at the Langham 16%%
  2. True Food Kitchen 12.5%
  3. La Grande Orange Café 7%

Favorite Craft Beer with a Burger

  1. Dog Haus Biergarten 16%
  2. Kings Row Gastropub 14.5%
  3. Lucky Baldwin’s 11%

Favorite Dessert After a Burger

  1. Pie ‘n Burger 28.43%
  2. The Terrace at the Langham 22.5%
  3. Stonefire Grill 14%

Favorite Cocktail with a Burger

  1. Taproom at the Langham 21.5%
  2. White Horse Lounge 17%
  3. Paul Martin’s American Grill 16%

For address, menu and other information visit www.pasadenarestaurantweek.com. Look for Pasadena Restaurant Week coming April 26 to May 1, 2020.

Cheeseburger Week® is a Pasadena Restaurant Week and California Restaurant Month event presented by the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce. Cheeseburger Week® is generously sponsored by Wells Fargo.