Introducing..The Chanler Bing!

The Newport Burger Bender has quickly become a highlight on many tourists’ social calendars when planning their trip to our City by the Sea. This year, the staff at The Chanler hosted our first ever Burger Battle to help crown this year’s official entry into the burger contest. Each member of our staff was encouraged to participate. We chronicled the day’s activities in a special collage created just for you below. Countless burgers were cooked featuring different ingredients, different sizes and different shapes. After a blind taste test, only one burger was crowned the winner and named the official entry to this year’s burger contest.

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Introducing…The Chanler Bing Burger; Inspired by Chandler Bing, the fictional character from the hit television show, Friends.

The Chanler Bing Burger starts with three slices of thick cut bacon which is diced then mashed into premium ground beef before being perfectly seared on a pretzel bread bun. It's topped with Monterey Jack cheese, house-made BBQ sauce, onion and lettuce. 

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To help us introduce The Chanler Bing Burger, we invited some of our closest friends to The Café at The Chanler for a mouthwatering tasting of our newest creation. We decided to have a little fun with the tasting as we provided each of our special guests with a replica of the picture frame as seen on the television show, Friends.

Restaurant Manager Jonathan using the picture frame from the hit television show  Friends .

Restaurant Manager Jonathan using the picture frame from the hit television show Friends.

Local Photographer Kayla Elizabeth enjoying The Chanler Bing Burger with her family.

Local Photographer Kayla Elizabeth enjoying The Chanler Bing Burger with her family.

Commander Mark from the Naval War College enjoying more than just our burger.

Commander Mark from the Naval War College enjoying more than just our burger.

Todd Martin from the International Tennis Hall of Fame posing with our  Friends  picture frame and burger.

Todd Martin from the International Tennis Hall of Fame posing with our Friends picture frame and burger.

Evan from Discover Newport. We ended our special burger tasting with Evan and Anna from Discover Newport, the official hosts of the annual Newport Burger Bender.

Evan from Discover Newport. We ended our special burger tasting with Evan and Anna from Discover Newport, the official hosts of the annual Newport Burger Bender.

Anna from Discover Newport. We ended our special burger tasting with Evan and Anna from Discover Newport, the official hosts of the annual Newport Burger Bender.

Anna from Discover Newport. We ended our special burger tasting with Evan and Anna from Discover Newport, the official hosts of the annual Newport Burger Bender.

30 local restaurants cook up their most savory burgers during the same week as our annual Newport Winter Festival. This year’s festivities are held February 15th - February 24th. Do you accept the challenge to try all 30? Be sure to vote for your favorite burger (hint, hint: The Chanler Bing). Each time you vote, you are automatically entered to win a special giveaway, courtesy of Discover Newport. Don’t forget to share your burger bender photos on social media using the hashtag #NewportBurgerBender.