BurgerBusiness.com’s 3rd annual Burger Brackets are back for 2012 because March just isn’t Madness without them! Here’s how these brackets work:
◙ Once again 64 brands have been invited to play, representing a mix of big burger chains, small burger chains and indie burger joints.
◙ These 64 burger brands are divided among four brackets, named for four legendary burger pioneers: Dave Thomas (Wendy’s); Ray Kroc (McDonald’s); Jim McLamore (Burger King) and Carl Karcher (Carl’s Jr.). See the brackets and initial seedings below. To see the full brackets, go to the Burger Brackets page, here.
◙ This year’s top seeds are last year’s Final Four: Blanc Burgers + Bottles (the reigning and two-time winner), In-N-Out Burger, Cheeseburger Bobby’s and Jake’s Wayback Burgers.
◙ How to vote: Vote for your favorite by adding a comment/leaving a reply at the bottom of this post. Just put the name of your favorite; send it. One burger brand per vote. Ballot stuffing (multiple votes under different names) is aggressively discouraged and votes disqualified where found.
◙ At the end of each round, prior votes are deleted and voting begins anew. So vote often!
◙ The schedule for Burger Brackets results is as follows (note that Round One is the play-in round. Ignore it):
Round two (64 teams) : ends March 16
Round of 3 (32 teams): ends March 18
Sweet 16: ends March 23
Elite 8: ends March 25
Final 4: ends March 31
Championship: April 2
◙ How to check the latest standings: Click on the Burger Brackets tab on the Navigation Bar at the top of this page or go to Burger Brackets page here.
◙ If no votes are received in any head-to-head battle, I vote. I decide purely subjectively on whim, and my vote decides it. Don’t want that to happen? Vote. It’s all just for fun so, please, no wagering or trash talking!
AND THE WINNER IS…..
ANDY’S/HWY 55 OF MOUNT OLIVE, N.C.!
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE MANAGEMENT, STAFF AND VERY LOYAL CUSTOMERS OF ANDY’S/HWY 55.
CONGRATS, TOO, TO EVERY BURGER JOINT THAT PARTICIPATED AND TO EVERYONE WHO VOTED!