Burger Battle 2013: Round 2 results

Next week: Our judges eat our way to a Final Four.

Posted 8:38am on Thursday, Jul. 25, 2013

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After devouring 40 or so burgers in Round 1, nobody could blame our judges for feeling a bit stuffed. But that’s the thing about great burgers — once you get a taste, you can’t get enough. And so we ventured forth in Round 2 with a new hunger, ready to be rewarded by a self-assured group of Sweet 16 burgers.

They did not disappoint.

The competition at times was brutally close, but always delicious. All three remaining No. 1 seeds faced tough challenges, but ultimately showed why they’re still the burgers to beat. Meanwhile, the Cinderella of Round 1, Burger Xtreme, ran headlong into Southlake’s unsung burger hero, Johnny B’s. No fairy-tale endings this time.

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Fort Worth’s legacy burger, Kincaid’s, took care of business and continued to silence its critics, while Rodeo Goat and Hopdoddy, the flashiest newcomers, proved they’re both in it to win it.

Here are the results of the Round 2 matchups, in all their grease-stained, bacon-flavored glory. As the bracket tightens to an Elite Eight, we are hungrier than ever to crown a champion.

Ketchup Region round 2 results (Tommy’s vs. Chop House and Goodfriend vs. Maple & Motor)

Mustard Region round 2 results (Burger Xtreme vs. Johnny B’s and Twisted Root vs. Dutch’s)

Pickle Region round 2 results (Charley’s vs. In-N-Out and Off-Site Kitchen vs. Rodeo Goat)

Bacon Region round 2 results (Hopdoddy vs. M&O and Love Shack vs. Kincaid’s)

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