Get ready for the best summer ever burger lovers, with the inaugural Burger Nation 2024 set to kick off this week.

Celebrating the best burgers that Aotearoa has to offer, the month-long showcase sees more than 250 eateries around the country serving up their own unique take on this most humble of culinary heroes. And with organisers out to reclaim the essence of what makes a great burger, the celebration sees everyone from classic takeaway joints, to beach-side food trucks and city bistros taking part.

Get your fix in the city centre from one of the participating eateries below: 

  • Dr Rudi's Rooftop Brewing co. | Smashed Kiwi Dr
    Two x smashed beef patties, cheese, lettuce, McClure's pickles, beetroot, fried egg, grilled onions & bacon, Rudi's dirty burger sauce on a brioche bun with Agria skin on fries.
  • Saint Alice | Saint Alice Venison Burger
    House-made 180g Duncan Cervena venison patty, brioche bun, cos lettuce, vine tomato, balsamic onion jam, house-made truffle mayo, dijon mustard, crispy bacon & smoked mozzarella. Served with fries.
  • Lula Inn | Kiwi Burger
    Wagyu smash patty, McClure' sweet & spicy pickles, pickled beetroot relish, aged cheddar, fried egg on a brioche bun.
  • Coops Corner Pub | Seoul Chicken Burger
    Korean chicken, McClure's sweet & spicy pickles, cheese & lime mayo in a brioche bun.
  • The Empire Tavern | McC-Shepherds Burger
    Lamb mince patty, McClure's pickles, dill yoghurt, grilled onion & harissa on a brioche bun.
  • Sweat Shop Brew Kitchen | The Return of the Mac
    2 x 80g Beef Mince smash patties, red onion, Sweat Shop Secret Mac Sauce, McClure's sweet & spicy pickles, American liquid cheese on a vegan brioche bun.
  • Lowbrow | Cajun Buffalo Chicken Sando
    Chicken thigh coated in Cajun buffalo sauce, panko fried McClure's pickles, blue cheese mayo, slaw & iceberg.


Check out the full line-up here

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Last updated: 23 January 2024