New York 2016 Bull Burger Battle

Saturday, June 18, 2016

The Grills were red hot in Mahopac NY as the Burger Battle Competitors attempted to cook their way to glory at Best in Backyards. A strong field of competitors highlighted the day with the returning NY Burger Battle Champion Joe Saccente trying to defend his title against the strong group Grill Masters. Unfortunately he fell short of goal and wasn’t able to retain his spot on Bull’s 2016 World Food Championship Team. Instead Dana Reed came out on top with a perfectly executed BBQ Bacon Cheese Burger with caramelized onions and julienned jalapenos. The judges unanimously decide that Reed’s burger was the hands down best entry of the day. Other burgers included the Better Mac, an exact replica of the Big Mac, A surf and Turf Burger topped with a whole lobster claw, and a crab meat burger that, although skated the edge of what a burger is, still managed to delight the judges.

2015 New York Bull Burger Battle

Burger Battle Host

Best in Backyards

Best in Backyards a division of Eastern Jungle Gym. Eastern Jungle Gym has been manufacturing , wholesaling and retailing high quality wooden swing sets for over 21 years.

Contact Name

Rolf Zimmerman


119 U.S. 6
Mahopac, NY 10541

2016 Bull Burger Battle - Mahopac, NY

Place Competitor Score
1 Dana Reed 96
2 Lianna Brown 93.1667
3 Craig Bellomo 91.6667
4 David Conti 91.5
5 Dan Herman 86.1667
6 Rocky Julianelle 85.6667
7 Greg Friedman 84.1667
8 Joe Saccente 83.3333
9 Christopher Holihan 82.5
10 Ray Sheehan 82
11 Kelvin Dickens 78.3333
12 Robert Ericsson 71.6667