Brisbane, CA - September 19, 2016 - The historic 7 Mile House restaurant announces ‘2nd Annual Cow Palace Burger Eating Challenge’ beginning tomorrow - September 20, 2016, in partnership with the Cow Palace Arena & Event Center, and The 70th Annual Grand National Rodeo. People may participate by dining in at 7 Mile House and ordering the Cow Palace Burger; those who finish the entire burger (see contest rules), will receive one ticket to the Grand National Rodeo and be invited to compete in the semi-finals taking place at 7 Mile House, on October 13, 2016. Five winners from the semi-finals will compete in the finals for the crown of ‘Cow Palace Burger King’ on October 22, 2016 at the Grand National Rodeo. The crowned winner will receive a one-year supply of Cow Palace Burger meals, a commemorative Cow Palace 75th Anniversary watch, and bragging rights for the entire year.
“The Cow Palace Burger meal consists of a double Angus patty, onion rings, bacon, sautéed onions, tomato, lettuce, mayo with BBQ sauce and a side of fries, and was added to our menu about four years ago in honor of the iconic arena and event center. Customers often reminisce about the circus and livestock animals parading up Geneva avenue, beginning across the street from the restaurant, up to the Cow Palace Arena”. Although the parade of animals no longer takes place, we’re neighbors and our connection to the Cow Palace is undeniable”, shares owner, Vanessa Garcia. “Since we added the Cow Palace Burger to our menu, it was featured on Destination America's ‘United States of Bacon’ show, and has become one of our most popular items to order.”
The semi-finals event will take place on October 13 at 7:30pm. A rodeo themed night will also double as the opening night party for the Grand National Livestock Expo, Horse Show, and Rodeo which takes place from October 14-15, and 21-22. Miss Grand National Rodeo, and mustang trainer extraordinaire, Bobby Kerr, will be at 7 Mile House for a meet and greet; and a country music band will be providing live entertainment. Brisbane Mayor Pro Tem, Lori Liu, will be presenting the Cow Palace with a 75 year proclamation at 6:30pm.
The five winners will then compete in the finals taking place the following weekend, on Saturday, October 22nd, 2016, at 6pm. The finalists will be challenged on stage at the Grand National Livestock Expo’s Western Marketplace. Both events are free to attend.
For more information about the Cow Palace Burger eating challenge rules and event details, visit www.7milehouse.com/cowpalaceburgerking. For more information about the Cow Palace and The Grand National Rodeo visitwww.cowpalace.com.
RULES TO GET INTO SEMIFINALS on Oct 13
- Must finish the burger AND fries.
- You may request to omit mayonnaise and BBQ sauce, nothing else. Any additions are fine. Upgrades to garlic fries, sweet potato fries or onion rings are ok but not salad
- No sharing. Only one person must eat the Cow Palace Burger.
- No time limit
- Must post photo of contestant and empty plate on any social media and tag us on FB/IG or Twitter. Use #cowpalaceburgerking #cowpalaceburgerchallenge #7milehouse
- If you finish the burger and fries you receive a ticket to the Grand National Rodeo at the Cow Palace to enter anytime on one of these dates: Oct. 14, 15, 21, 22
- One rodeo ticket per person, per year
- You are invited to join the semifinals on Oct. 13 2016 at 8pm at 7 Mile House, which will give you a chance to go to the finals on Oct. 22 at the Cow Palace
- 5 fastest contestants will go to the Finals
RULES FOR FINALS on Oct. 22
- Fastest one to eat one Cow Palace Burger and Fries wins
- Winner gets:
-- one year supply of Cow Palace Burgers
--- one per day
--- dine in only
--- add cheese ok. Other upgrades are additions to be charged.
--- no sharing
-- Cowboy hat with crown that says "Cow Palace Burger King"
-- Plaque & photo of winner to be posted on 7 Mile House wall
-- A chance to compete in the 2017 Cow Palace Burger Eating Contest
About 7 Mile House: Established in 1853, the historic 7 Mile House is a family and dog-friendly restaurant, sports bar, and live music venue, serving up a unique mix of homestyle Italian/American/Filipino food. Located in the San Francisco/Bay Area for over 160 years, 7 Mile House is the only mile house left standing in its original location; and has a colorful history from its rebel days in the 1800s, to a trucker/biker hangout, and an infamous sports gambling joint in the 80s. Today, they are the most popular restaurant and bar in the neighborhood boasting great food, drinks, sports via satellite and live entertainment every single night. www.7milehouse.com #cowpalaceburgerking #7milehouse
About the Cow Palace Arena & Event Center: The Cow Palace Arena & Event Center serves as a venue for a variety of events including concerts, festivals, exhibitions, consumer shows, trade shows and sports; as well as a variety of community, religious and charitable events. Now celebrating their 75th year anniversary, the Cow Palace continues to serve the needs of the San Francisco Bay Area, and the State of California. Home of the Grand National Livestock Expo, Horse Show, and Rodeo. www.cowpalace.com
About the Grand National Rodeo: The Cow Palace was created in 1941 as the 1-A District Agricultural Association, and as part of its mission produces the annual ‘Grand National Livestock Exposition, Horse Show and Rodeo’. It is the West’s most prestigious western lifestyle event attracting thousands of participants and fans from seven western states. This year, the Grand National Livestock Expositions, Horse Show, and Rodeo takes place over two weekends, October 1415 and 2122. The livestock expo, horse show, and western marketplace are FREE to attend for the general public, while tickets to the Grand National Rodeo show can be purchased online at www.cowpalace.com.
7 Mile House
2800 Bayshore Blvd.
Brisbane, CA 94005