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Luxe Burger Bar hosts its eighth annual Build Your Own Burger contest

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If you can dream it, Luxe can make it – and you might have a shot at $1,000 in cash and prizes. The Build Your Own Burger Contest has attracted hordes of contestants over the years, who pick from a list of 45 ingredients and give their creation a name. This may sound straightforward, but be warned: there are 400,000 possible combinations.

“In the past seven years, we have tasted some of the most mouthwatering burgers and shared memorable moments with Luxe Burger fans and contests,” said John Elkhay, owner of Luxe and CEO of Chow Fun Food Group.

Since early July, burger enthusiasts have busily picked the best combos of meat, cheese, and toppings. Whether you imagine an ahi tuna steak with bacon horseradish and a fried egg, or lean bison with dill pickles and chipotle ketchup, Luxe will review your recipe (and you’re even allowed two secret ingredients). Hopefuls still have until September 5 to submit their concept, and fans can vote on their favorites through Facebook and the Luxe website. The competition (and grills) will get most heated on October 20, when five finalists compete for the grand prize. Money is nice, of course, but so is the glory: the winning burger will spend a year on the Luxe menu. 5 Memorial Drive