TriCounty Community Guide 2019 - Page 19

June 10-15: Get your taste buds ready. Burger Week officially begins Monday in Corbin, where guests can sample some of the best and most creative burgers Corbin has to offer. "The whole week, each participat- ing restaurant makes their own speciality burger," said Corbin Tourism Director Maggy Kriebel. "It's a burger not typically on their menu and they come up with some type of delicious creation for the burger and they offer it that week only for $5 a burger." "Burger Week is limited to locally owned, small business restau- rants," said Kriebel. "So, no fran- chises, no corporate restaurants because the week is about cele- brating local food." Kriebel said Burger Week is designed for tourists and citizens alike. "It's an opportunity for tourists and citizens both to get out and visit some of the restaurants they may have never been to before and try something they've never had before," she said. Burger Week helps to boost the economy by bringing in tourists. "This was designed to assist in stimulating the local economy, as well as bring attention to some of our small businesses," said Kriebel. "It's an event that we can promote to tourists that are thinking about coming to our area, so it might be in part a selling point. It gives people something to do while they're in town visiting us." Kriebel said it also helps the local restaurants. "It's a good economic boost for the restaurants, but it's also a way for the restaurants to promote themselves or be exposed to new customers," Burger Week she said. The third annual Burger Week in 2018 brought the People's Choice Award and now a traveling trophy will be presented at the end of each week to the restaurant with the most votes for their burger. Baymont Inn & Suites Fairfield Inn & Suites Hampton Inn North Hampton Inn London, KY I-75 Exit 38 606.877.1000 25 Amarillo Drive I-75 Exit 41 606.389.5640 London, KY I-75 Exit 41 606.864.0011 125 Adams Road Corbin, KY 606.523.5696 1-800-HAMPTON The Times-Tribune • Community Guide 2019 — Page 19